Die vier Farben der Himmelsrichtungen
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Spreewald

Landscape

Unique natural and cultural landscape in Europe; 1,000 km of water ways; flat areas: 10% forests with more than 12,000 different kinds of animals and plants; park-like appearance due to many woodlands, meadows and fields of smaller dimensions; lakes: lakes Schwieloch, Groß Leuthener, Neuendorf, Köthen, Mochow, Briesen as well as  Peitzer Teichlandschaft

Sights

  • Lübben:
    Lübben palace with coat of arms hall, Paul-Gerhardt-church
  • Lübbenau:
    Saint Nikolai church, exhibitions of the biosphere reserve, regional museum
  • Burg:
    Bismarck tower (observation tower), exhibitions of the biosphere reserve
  • Vetschau:
    stork centre, 'double church' in Vetschau
  • Raddusch:
    Slav castle
  • Luckau:
    local history museum, town wall, historical town centre
  • Langengrassau:
    "Höllberghof"
  • Straupitz:
    Schinkel church, original, working linseed oil mill, Johannis market, Michaelis market
  • Schlepzig:
    Agro-historical museum, exhibitions of the biosphere reserve
  • Peitz:
    technical monument 'Hüttenmuseum', fortress tower, ponds
  • Lehde:
    regional museum for the Spreewald area with exhibitions in the open-air museum in Lehde, farmers' house and cucumber museum
  • Calau: so-called 'Calau Switzerland'
  • Cottbus:
    national theatre in
    Cottbus (Art Nouveau building), 'Spreeauen' park
  • Branitz:
    Fürst Pickler's Branitz park and palace in
    Cottbus

History

  • 400 000 – 20 000 BC: during the Ice Ages masses of glaciers lifted the land, snow water formed the Berlin-Baruther glacial valley
  • around 8 000 BC: first traces of settlement from the Stone Age
  • around 1 200 BC: larger village communities develop
  • 7th until 8th centuries AD: Slav settlement
  • 1304: Brandenburg purchases the  Lausitz region
  • 1618-1648: during the devastating Thirty Years' War the population searches for refuge in the difficultly accessible Spreewald region
  • mid 19th century: open-cast soft coal mining starts in the Lausitz region
  • 1945: the towns of Cottbus and Lübben are almost completely destroyed towards the end of WW II
  • 1950-1974: new artificial lakes are supposed to prevent future floods respectively droughts; strong population increase because of power stations in Lübbenau and Vetschau

Tourist Attractions

  • Boat trips
  • Water hiking
  • cycling
  • camping and holidays around the lakes in the Spreewald region
  • holidays in the countryside
  • conference tourism in Cottbus
  • event tourism
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Die vier Farben der Himmelsrichtungen
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