The Spree-Neiße district is situated at the south-west corner of Brandenburg which sits on the Polish border. This is a cultural center with many ongoing festivals and activities to sample.
Spree-Neiße District Map
Towns & Villages in the Spree-Neiße District
- Briesen (Niederl.)
- Burg (Spreewald)
- Forst (Lausitz)
- Groß Schacksdorf
- Jämlitz-Klein Düben
- Neuhausen (Spree)
- Werben (Niederl.)
In Forst (Lausitz), which was at one point awarded to the Kingdom of Prussia, there is a Rose Garden festival each year where thousands of tourists come to admire the scented blooms. Also of interest in the town is the striking water tower which looks more like the turret of a giant castle rising into the sky.
Also sample the extensive network of cycle paths which provide a simple and safe way to enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside.
However, when it comes to festivals and events, Spremberg must surely reign supreme. Located on an island in the Spree, barely a week goes by without something going on. Events range from one of the largest hip-hop music get togethers to a Choir Festival a few months later.
While in the area, make sure you locate the oldest house in the town — a picturesque half timbered building reputedly over 350 years old.