If you are confused about what the Spreewald is, it is a forest that the Spree River goes through — a biosphere reserve recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There are tons of different canals to explore and the area is really well preserved. One can say it is one of the biggest and best tourist attractions in the entire province of Brandenburg.
The way to get yourself oriented really quickly is the Open Air Museum a.k.a Freilichtmuseum dedicated to the Spreewald, telling about how life was in the area in the 18th century. (Take a look at its webcam!)
People come to Lübbenau primarily to get out into nature and to enjoy the beauty and pureness of the area. One of the most interesting ways to discover the canals and water is on a flat bottomed boat. You can either rent one and do the work yourself or go on a relaxed tour by letting someone else do all of the work himself.
By the way, the biggest dock for boats is in this town (called Großer Spreewaldhafen — see its webcam!), which means that during good weather, there are going to be bus loads of tourists milling around with you.
If you need to find the best souvenir for yourself or a present for someone who has everything is pickles. Yes, that’s right, one of the specialties in Lübbenau is pickles.
Want to see the beauty of the Spreewald without a lot of the people? The solution lies in renting a bicycle and following one of the bike paths. Riding through fields and forests will definitely get you away from the crowds, and let you form your own impression of this unique place.
Be prepared for going long distances on your bike without seeing a lot of people and without having the opportunity to eat in a restaurant. Once you leave the city, it might be a good ride to the next place where you can tank up.