In the area between Upper Fläming and Baruth glacial valley there has been settlement since prehistoric times. Germanic tribes passed through but around 600 AD Slavic groups settled near the ridge and around the few rivers, creeks and lakes.
Towards the end of the 10th century Germans conquered this region only to soon lose it again. In order to secure their power, feudal lords erected castles at the boundaries of their properties. Still today 'Burg Eisenhardt' in Belzig, 'Rabenstein' in Raben, as well as the towns of 'Wiesenburg' and 'Ziesar' are worth a trip.
In the 12th century the Fläming region was very sparsely populated due to lack of water. This changed because of the systematic colonization policies of the Brandenburg margraves and bishops. In 1164 Fürst Pribislaw complained: "Dutch, Saxons, Westfalians as well as peoples from other nations" have been brought to this region and altered the landscape into arable lands.
Cistercian monks also played an important role in this alteration process. In 1171 they founded the monastery in Zinna and thus influenced the agricultural development in the 'Barnimer Land' region enormously. When more people settled, townships were founded. The second oldest town in the state of Brandenburg is Jüterbog (1174).
In 1635 the region around Jüterbog became part of Saxony. The borderline ran between Jüterbog and the monastery in Zinna.
During the wars of independence in 1813 decisive battles against Napoleonic troops took place in the towns of 'Großbeeren, Hagelberg and Dennewitz'. Saxon domination ended in 1815. The region became part of the Prussian province of Brandenburg. From the middle of the 19th century onwards industrial centres were established in the towns of 'Luckenwalde, Teltow' and 'Zossen'. The towns of 'Jüterbog, Wünsdorf' and 'Kummersdorf' became military sites with garrisons. In particular the town of 'Wünsdorf' later on became well-known as the head quarter of the German Wehrmacht, then of the western divisions of the Soviet armed forces and finally of the armed forces of the former Soviet Republics.
Fläming-Spring festival (different locations)
'Burgfest' in Raben (castle festival)
'Blankenseer Musiksommer' (music summer in Blankensee)
'Glashüttefest' (glassworks festival)
Choir meeting in Wiesenburg
- 'Fläming Festival' in Jüterbog
'Beelitzer Spargelfest' (asparagus festival in Beelitz
'Sabinchenfest in Treuenbrietzen'
'Burgfest in Ziesar' (castle festival in Ziesar)
'Burgfest' Week, 'Burgfest' in Belzig
park festival in Wiesenburg
Harvest festival in Seehausen
Museum festival in Blankensee
'Burgenlauf' (castle race) in the Upper Fläming region' (start and finish in Belzig)
Advent market in Jüterbog
Christmas market in the forest of 'Klein Briesen'
- Adventures in nature: bike-hiking, hiking, water-based activities, fishing, riding
- Cultural heritage: many different cultural heritage events, castles, medieval town centres, cloisters, military history
- Crafts and technology: mills in the 'Fläming' area, glass works, potteries in Görzke, candle maker in Reetzerhütten, basket makers, bee keepers
- Aeronautics: motor planes, gliders, hot air balloon trips