Altenhof am Werbellinsee has traditionally been a popular holiday resort due to its favorable location in the middle of picturesque lakes and woodlands of the Schorfheide-Chorin. During the GDR period, many companies in the country owned holiday resorts and youth camps for their workers and their families. The place has even today a very good tourist infrastructure with passenger shipping, waterfront, boat and bicycle rental, restaurants, cafes, several beaches and a well-developed cycling and hiking trails. Also traffic-wise Altenhof is well connected. The Motorway "Werbellin" (A 11) is only 2 km away. Berlin is about 30 minutes away by car.