You’re going to find the Oder-Spree district to the right side of Germany’s capital Berlin. And it got its name from the fact that both the Oder and the Spree rivers run through this area.
Oder-Spree District Map
Cities, Towns & Villages in the Oder-Spree District
- Bad Saarow
- Briesen (Mark)
- Friedland (Niederl.)
- Fürstenwalde (Spree)
- Groß Lindow
- Grünheide (Mark)
- Schöneiche bei Berlin
- Storkow (Mark)
- Vogelsang (Oder)
- Wendisch Rietz
- Woltersdorf an der Schleuse
But it is not only Berlin that makes this district interesting. Frankfurt (Oder) is as well just a cat jump away, as is the country of Poland (both in the east).
Let’s talk about a couple highlights the Oder-Spree district has on offer for you…
First, there are two Nature Reserves, the Naturpark Schlaubetal and the Naturpark Dahme-Heidessen. The former is located between Müllrose and Neuzelle and provides 200 bird types and other water animals. The latter you’re going to find around the town of Storkow. What’s impressive about this one is that it contains more than 100 lakes. Due to this you’ll find countless bird types, fishes, sea-eagles, and wild geese.
As for the towns, go ahead and visit Eisenhüttenstadt, the capital of the Oder-Spree district. Being surrounded by hills and pine forests makes for a lush backdrop to this revitalized town.
Then there’s Müllrose, a small town with a museum that showcases exponates from its history that is a couple hundred years long.
Oh, and Woltersdorf is also worth a visit as it has an observation tower that stands on a 97m (318ft) tall hill providing a stunning view over the district as well as Berlin (if the weather permits it)! Awesome.