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Discover Germany | Special Theme | Best of Brandenburg
Oberspreewald-Lausitz A popular holiday destination The district of Oberspreewald-Lausitz is situated in the southernmost tip of the state of Brandenburg, between the conurbations of Berlin and Dresden. The change in the region has been remarkable; once a former mining area, it has been transformed into an attractive region for living, tourism and energy. TEXT: LANDKREIS OBERSPREEWALD-LAUSITZ | TRANSLATION: EMMIE COLLINGE | PHOTOS: STEFFEN RASCHE
The area has long since developed into a popular holiday destination. Each year thousands of visitors discover the fascinating mining relics, which have significantly shaped Lausitz over the course of many years. By flooding the former opencast mines in the south and creating over 20 artificial lakes, a spectacular water world on a unique scale is taking shape. As the largest man-made water landscape in Europe, the Lausitz lake district presents a host of holiday and leisure opportunities, however this is not the only attraction; in the north of the district the re-
markable lagoon landscape of the Spreewald is well worth a visit. The cycle touring network has developed over the past few years, and is now a signature feature of the region. From the Spreewald to the lakes of Lausitz, visitors – on foot or by bicycle – have a remarkable landscape to explore. Largely flat, these smooth routes are ideal for a relaxing cycle tour for young and old. So whether you want an active holiday in and around water, submerging yourself in history, or refreshing yourself in the middle of nature, there is something to suit everyone.
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