Spreewald Canals in Lübbenau – Germany

We visited Spreewald in the town of Lübbenau, about 100 km south-east of Berlin. It was designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO. It is known for its traditional irrigation system and the landscape was shaped during the ice-age. We hired a boat and rowed it through the canals.

About 50,000 people live in this area and many of them are descendants of the first settlers in the Spreewald region, the Slavic tribes of the Sorbs. They have preserved their traditional language, customs and clothing to this day.

People mostly depend on tourism. Agriculture, forestry and fishery are other important sources of income. They are famous for their Gherkins and the best we have ever had.

This a must do. So relaxing and so much fun.

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