Tips for a Spreewald Vacation
Three days are a good time for a Spreewald vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the big city in the three most important places in the Spreewald about 70 kilometers south of Berlin. Easily accessible via the motorway, visitors can immerse themselves in a world that, with its channels, which are called rivers, is very different from the hectic city life in Berlin. In addition, the distance from Spreewald Berlin can be reached by car in just over an hour. Perfect for one Enjoyment trip in the Spreewald in Brandenburg. So we pack ours Case for a Spreewald tour. With these Spreewald tips you can plan a weekend well.
The Spreewald is most beautiful from the water. More than 1000 kilometers of waterways run through the moor landscape, which stretches across a flat plain in the Lausitz. Light deciduous forests are a characteristic sight in these expanses. On the meadows, which can always be seen in between, we discover the haystacks typical of the Spreewald. The grass is collected on wooden platforms, which are erected above the moist floor of the Spreewald Moore, and formed into ever larger piles in which the hay can dry.
Lübben - a good Starting Point for a Vacation in the Spreewald
We spend two days on our short vacation in the Spreewald Beach house Spreewald in Lübben, The wood-paneled hotel is located on the outskirts of the old town of Lübben, which is not so old, the Lübbener city gentlemen had resisted at the end of the Second World War against the capture by the Russians. However, they did not like that, and so they destroyed the beautiful old administration building in the center of the village. Today, Lübben Castle is in the center of the newly created castle island, which is a true recreational paradise in summer. The castle also houses a museum dedicated to the history of Lübben and its surroundings.
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The hall of the coat of arms is worth seeing. You can visit it for a small entrance fee. It is not old - it originated only at the beginning of the 20th century. It is impressive, however, with its numerous coats of arms adorning the walls and reminiscent of the estates and noble families, that once guided the fate of the city. Opposite it is the district office of the place.
The Strandhaus Spreewald in Lübben, with its elegantly furnished rooms in white, gray and brown, is not only a great place to stay overnight - the overnight stay in one of the spa suites on the top floor of the hotel promises a special well-being experience. The café and the restaurant of the hotel also spoil their guests with excellent food prepared by the hotel's chefs. The menu offers new dishes every day, cooked mainly from local and regional produce - the kitchen at the Strandhaus Spreewald is known far beyond the borders of the region, and rightly so.
A Must on every Spreewald Tour: a Boat Trip
The Strandhaus Spreewald is also a perfect starting point to experience the moor from the water - certainly one of the best ways to explore the area. Even today, the long and shallow barges are used for moving along the rivers of the Spreewald. In earlier times the local Sorbian farmers transported their hay or livestock to their destinations on river boats. They were not the only ones, who used the flat boats. In Lehde, a suburb of Lübbenau, the postman still delivers the daily mail in a flat barge. And even the garbage is picked up by barge. Life on the water is still typical for the people of the Spreewald.
We climb in front of the beach house into one of the flat barges on which the passengers sit in front of small round tables, on which tablecloths and floral decorations create a cozy atmosphere. This is known as the “Mummelkahnfahrt” Winter trips almost lovingly, although the word "mummeln" also fits here, every guest is given a thick woolen blanket with which they can protect themselves from the wind and the winter cold in addition to the warm winter clothing. So we get to know the tiles in and around Lübben well warmed. If that's not enough, you can fortify yourself on the way with a stopover with hot mulled wine and lard bread.
However, we refrain from this, we are expected after our boat trip through Lübben in the restaurant Spree-view, a country inn in the center of the village, where we strengthen turkey schnitzel and fresh fish.
Lübbenau - the City of Cucumbers
"How did the cucumbers actually come to the Spreewald?" I want to know, and our companion explains: "It was the Dutch who brought them here." Spreewald cucumbers are still typical regional gifts, that are for sale everywhere.
In contrast to Lübben, Lübbenau still has its historic city center. This looks all the more authentic with the newly made cobbled streets. In Café Zeitlos in the center of the city, we taste another specialty, a slice of "Kalter Hund" (cold dog): that is cake, that consists of biscuits and melted chocolate, which turn into a delicious afternoon snack.
In Luebbenau the Spreewald Museum is worth a visit.One has captured the life in the GDR in its exhibitions. A reconstructed shop shows, what goods were available in stores at the time. A shoemaker's workshop captures the lives of craftsmen. And costumes of the Sorbian minority show, how varied these can be. As we learn, the regional differences in costume depend on the wearer's affiliation with a particular church group.
Vacation in the Spreewald in Lehde
The people live in pretty wooden houses in the small village of Lehde, which is only a few kilometers away from Lübbenau. The best views are also from the water. A tour through the village shows, how life is on the river. We learn that even the fire brigade comes by barge and see the fire department building of Lehde. Its gates are closed with orange-red canvases, behind which the barges are waiting for their next mission.
Anyone interested in the way of life along the canals can find out more about it in the Freilandmuseum in Lehde. Here you can see, how the pretty wooden houses look from the inside.
Relax on your Spreewald holiday in the Spreewald Therme in Burg
After visiting the two towns of Lübben and Lübbenau, we are ready for a little relaxation. To do this, we continue our Spreewald Tour with a visit to the Spreewald Therme in Burg. An excursion to the Spreewald Therme in Burg is also interesting as a day trip from Berlin. You can spend the night comfortably in the associated thermal hotel. The rooms are all furnished identically and are perfectly equipped for wellness lovers. A bracelet serves as a key. This bracelet also serves as a means of payment. If the guest chooses a massage or a special treatment in the neighboring spa, for example, the data is stored. You only pay when you check out of the hotel.
A bathrobe corridor connects the hotel with the spa. Here, too, the bracelets serve as keys and allow guests access to the spa. Hot and colder pools bring the circulation in motion. In the steam sauna or in the graduation mill perfect deep cleansing of the skin is ensured. In winter, guests can relax in the 36 ° C hot outdoor pool, even when snow and ice are present. If you like it more sporty, you can use the exercise equipment on the first floor to combine relaxation with healthy exercise.
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All these sports activities make us hungry. We can either eat in the thermal bath itself or in the brightly colored restaurant in the thermal spa hotel. The food is prepared with ingredients, preferably from the region. Our pork chop with mashed potatoes and Brussels sprouts tastes excellent. A stay at the Therme in Burg is the perfect end to our Spreewald tour.
If you are looking for special restaurants in this region, maybe one of these restaurants in the Spreewald is, what you like?
Lufthansa and numerous other airlines fly to Berlin. From there, continue with the rental car. It is also possible to travel to Lübbenau by train.
Distance from Spreewald Berlin by car: a good one hour drive.
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Source: own research on site at the invitation of TMB Tourismus-Marketing Brandenburg GmbH. Spreewald Berlin is well suited for an excursion.
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