So here we are!
Last week, I introduced you to an unspoilt gem called Spreewald!
It’s such an important place that surely, it deserved a blog piece of it’s own!
You’ll notice that streets and direction pointers seem to have both German and Polish names attached to them.
That’s because Lübbenau is located in the historical province of Lower Lusatia!
The town has been around since at least 1315, although there’s evidence pointing to far, far earlier!
We live in North Berlin, so Lübbenau is just a hop and a breeze away!
Having said that, if you’re a visitor to Berlin, you don’t need to leave, as it’s the greenest city in Germany!
But if you must, it’s only about an hour from Berlin, and is famous for it’s Old Town, the city wall and city gate that dates back to the Middle Ages, punting, gondoliers, canoes, traditional boats, Spreewald / the Spree Forest, history, and it’s food!
Did you know that Lübbenau has a museum – the Spreewald Museum Lübbenau – that depicts everyday life covering 150 years, and has a really cool old-time historic railway!
Not only that, but stuff is translated into English & is brilliant for children too!
Lübbenau also has a most beautiful castle!
You know how I love historical architecture, so one of the highlights of our day was a visit to the Palace & Park of Schloss Lübbenau or the Castle of Lübbenau!
The castle was a delight and it was a beautiful day so I spent most of it running through the park grounds, the orangery, the former stables, the Chancellery, and hopping (quietly) through the rooms!
Why I was hopping I couldn’t tell you, but there it is!
So what are you waiting for?
It’s not that easy to get information in English, but if you’re willing to translate stuff for yourself, then it’s golden.
Here we go!
If you hover a little under the Lübbenau logo with your mouse or finger, you’ll see the language button!
For the official Spreewald-Touristinformation Lübbenau website, Click Here!
For the official Spreewald Tourism Association Website. Click Here!
This is the government website of the city of Lübbenau/Spreewald, but you’ll have to translate it yourself, as it’s in German. Click Here!
This is a website on practically everything Spreewald.
It has lots of really good information, but you’ll have to translate it yourself, as it’s in German. Click Here!
It’s quite easy to get to Lübbenau from Berlin, Dresden or Cottbus by car, train or bicycle!
For more information, click here!
Spreewald / Spree Forest pickles from Lübbenau are so famous that you can book a bicycle tour, which will take you on the cucumber’s journey from the field where it is grown, right to the factory and into the pickle jar!
The Pickles Tour is a guided bicycle trip that takes place every Wednesday at 10:00, from June – September, and takes roughly 7 hours!
For more information, Click Here!
You can rent a canoe or book a traditional boat tour, and let the local ferrymen punt you through charming villages, quiet forests and peaceful waters.
Depending on location, you can book a variety of boat rides at group or individual prices! For private boats and canoes, Click Here!
For gondolier tours, Click Here!
Explore Lübbenau with a guided tour.
If you want it in English, don’t forget to say so! Click Here!
For everything Brandenburg, click here!
The German National Tourist Board is a travel destination website for everything on Germany! Click Here!
If you’re interested in knowing more about the history and background of the Sorbian people in Lusatia, Click Here!
ALL of these museums are brilliant, and you don’t even have to be a child to enjoy them!
p.s. I’ve enclosed English-language maps in the “maps & brochures” section of this post!
A little bit of information about why pickles are so important in Lübbenau. Click Here!
Lübbenau is great!
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