The old mining town of Großräschen goes about its daily business. It’s a place where you’ll find the freshest produce to eat, the clearest water to swim, and old churches filled with art. Throw in an Eastern European organ concert and few other festivals to show of the best of Großräschen.
If you’re the outdoor loving type the Lausitzer Seenland (right, that’s in Lusatia) is what you’ll come to see. With twenty-three artificial lakes, you’ll never once feel like you’re on a crowded beach. With so many walking and biking paths, you’re not gonna find yourself in any kind of pedestrian or two wheeled traffic jam.
Once Ilsesee opens in 2018, the new huge artificial lake that’s being filled with water these days, there will be 24 artificial lakes for everyone to spread out even further.
It’s safe to say that after a day of swimming and sailing you’ll be mighty hungry. Many dishes are made with potatoes that Prussia’s Frederick the Great himself introduced into this region of Brandenburg.
And, no village celebration is complete without food so try many other local specialties that can be had at the Village Celebration in August, an October Autumn Celebration, the Osterfeuer (bonfire) at Easter, and the Christmas Market (no respectable German town would be without one).
Just as no respectable town would be without its church. Großräschen has quite a few since there are five quarters and seven local villages. The most visited is the medieval village church in Freienhufen, another in Saalhausen, and one in Wormlage (with a World War I memorial right outside).
Wormlage also has the remainders of two windmills and a huge town park with ponds and two graves hidden within.
For something more lively, the Kurmärker Saal isn’t just one of the town’s oldest buildings; but, puts on plenty of theater shows and concerts.
The biggest concert is the Eastern European Organ Music Days. Organists from all over Eastern Europe come and put on a large organ recital every year at the beginning of September.
Is there a more beautiful place to go about your daily business?