Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Brandenburg (town), a Prussian town in the province of Brandenburg and government of Potsdam, is on the river Havel and the Magdeburg and Berlin Railway. It is encompassed by walls and divided by the river into the old and new town, between which, on an island in the river, is the "cathedral town," called also "Venice," with buildings of antiquarian interest, and works of art. The town has a brisk trade and manufactures in woollens, linen, silks, hosiery, boat-building, leather, breweries, etc.