Spreewald and Urstromtal

The Spreewald

The Spreewald is a river lowland and cultural landscape of the Spree through its extensive river branches.

The B96 lane does not lead directly through this unique landscape area. With the exit in Luckau via the B87 you get into the heart of the Spreewald. Lübbenau, Lübben and Burg are some hotspots for a stay in this area.

It is the home of the Sorbs ethnic group. As a biosphere reserve, it is under the auspices of UNESCO. It is 475 km² in size and has a 1575 km network of watercourses that shape this special natural wonder.

About 10,000 years ago this inland delta was formed by the melting of the ice. In the course of time, the foliage of the trees made it silt up under the exclusion of air and formed the bog soil. The root network stopped the erosion and left the water in its main courses.

The first settlement began in the 11th century. Intensive agricultural use was made possible by clearing. First mills and dams were built. Life began outside the biotope, on higher ground. In the middle of the 18th century the inner settlement began. The village of Burg was founded. Agricultural land was wrested from the boggy soil by drainage.

Between 1933 and the time of the GDR, a large part of the area was wrested from agricultural land through dyke construction and drainage.

There are currently 23 nature reserves and 7 core zones that are home to a variety of rare plants and animals.

On an individual canoe tour or a punt trip this can be discovered on the spot.


Offers for climbing, hiking, water sports and offroad whether alone or with the family.


Overnight stay

Get to know architecture, life contents, cultural treasures


Relax with a visit to the cultural treasures off the Lane B96.


Primal Valley

To the north of the Lusatian border wall, with the ice-age formed mountain range of the Fläming, is the Baruther Urstromtal.

It is the southernmost and oldest glacial valley, which was also formed during the Ice Age by the outflowing water of the glaciers. The resulting beds are between 2 km and 20 km wide and a few metres high. Large moors, heath landscapes and pine forests, which are characterized by the low groundwater level, determine this landscape.

Small lakes and rivers give the territory a natural environment.

They are home to a larger population of wolves in addition to Lower Lusatia.

With the way to Berlin, you can use the B96 in the west part or the B96a in the east part from Teltow to cross Berlin.

Coming from the north, the B96 lane in Birkenwerda also splits into the B96a!

Total distance: 152078 m
Download file: Senftenberg-Berlin.gpx


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