Kraftwerksstrasse 3-11, Lubbenau, Brandenburg, 03222, Germany
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The Legend of the Spreewald's Origin
One legend tells that the Spreewald was formed as follows: The devil was ploughing fields in the region. He ploughed with two big black oxen, roaring and shouting terribly. The ploughing was hard and heavy going and the oxen were making a very slow job of it. So the devil took his hat and threw it, cursing, at the oxen. They got frightened, ran off and leapt criss-cross in all directions, still pulling the plough behind them. The deep furrows left by the plough caused many small streams to form where before there was one straight river bed.
Lübbenau and the Spreewald
"The Heart of Spreewald"
Luebbenau is also called the "Gate to Spreewald". Spreewald is a beautiful landscape of forrests and small rivers 100 km south of Berlin.
The development of the Spreewald as a cultivated landscape is closely connected to the people who have utilized and developed it for centuries. The very intense cultivation of large areas has unfortunately strongly affected the balance of nature. However efforts have been made over the last few years to repair the damage. So the Spreewald has been divided into different protected zones, whose core is kept untouched by humans. A number of individual measures help to maintain the natural habitats of plants and animals, but also ensure that other areas of the Spreewald are still available for economic use.
Lübbenau has the biggest harbour for the small boats, which bring the tourists into the Spreewald. So you will find lots of people on a sunny day.
I would always recommend to go to the small village of Boblitz about 10 km from Lübbenau and to take the boat from there into the Spreewald. It is much quiter and not as touristy as Lübbenau. Please see my "Off the Beaten Path"-Tip.
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