Nature experiences in the Spreewald

The Spreewald is a UNESCO-designated biosphere reserve. Habitats that are particularly valuable and worthy of protection are preserved in such a protected area. The natural landscape of the Spreewald presents itself as a true paradise: Large meadows, fertile fields and green forests combine here to form a unique natural landscape.

The beauty of the so-called rivers, the widely branching water network, invites especially water hikers to extensive pleasure: paddling, barge and canoe trips, everything can be enjoyed here to your heart's content. Let nature inspire you!

Experience pure nature in the middle of the Spreewald!

The UNESCO Spreewald Biosphere Reserve is a unique cultural and natural landscape with numerous hiking and cycling trails. The real beauty of the region, however, lies in the widely ramified network of rivers that can be explored on a punt trip or individually on a canoe tour.

Spreewald river
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The unique nature of the Spreewald

Despite all the drainage measures, the Spreewald is still largely an extensive marshy lowland with numerous ice-age moors. These are important carbon reservoirs and particularly important under today's ecological aspects. One of the countless hiking trails, the Moorweg, begins and ends at the Radduscher Naturhafen, for example, and is also accessible via smartphone navigation. Take a look at our overview for more hiking trails.


Did you know that almost half of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is bound in peatlands? You can learn this and much more about the moor on the Raddusch moor nature trail.

Frau trägt Rucksack und wandert
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Lieberos Heath Nature World

Do you already know the Lieberoser Heide Nature World? We mean here the former International Nature Exhibition of Lieberoser Heide - now: Naturwelt Lieberoser Heide - the wild heart of Lusatia. An area that was used as a military training area until 1992 is now dedicated to topics such as the development and exploration of biodiversity, environmental education and nature tourism. The area's importance in terms of nature and species conservation is high. For example, visitors can observe the different stages of development of the local vegetation along the succession path or get an idea of what moor restoration is all about.

Close up view lily pads on water in foreground blades of grass
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If you are going on an excursion, please be sure to have the hiking trail maps of the Foundation's areas in your luggage and please only walk on the areas designated therein. Nature and adventure trails also run through the Leichhardt Land around the Small and Large Mochow Lakes, focusing on nature and cultural tourism aspects. On the one hand, you can deepen your knowledge of the animals and plants that live here, and on the other hand, you can gain rich insights into the work of the important naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt. Snake, deer, crane, otter and beaver each have their own trail dedicated to them. On paths between two and eight kilometres long, young and old can follow the tracks of the local fauna together.

Species such as wolves, otters, beavers, white-tailed eagles and the eastern green lizard live in the heaths, dunes, moors, lakes and forests of the Lieberos Heath Nature World. Many rare insects and plants such as the bearberry are also found here. 80 percent of the area are now nature reserves in the form of flora-fauna habitats or bird sanctuaries.

Hike in the unique nature of the Spree Forest

Nature lovers and hikers will undoubtedly find enough inviting options in the idyllic Lower Spree Forest as well. One of them is the nature trail "Buchenhain" near Schlepzig. On the way is the seven-meter-high nature observation tower "Wussegk", from where you can let your gaze wander extensively over the flowing landscape - after all, this is where the Spree and Quaasspree cross, while further west the Wussegk Stream branches off from the Quaasspree.

A great introduction to exploring nature adventure trails is the "Hupatz" trail in Burg, which is about one kilometer long. Small experience stations along the largely barrier-free path enable visitors to come into direct contact with the natural landscape of the UNESCO biosphere reserve. The path is named after a typical inhabitant of the scattered settlement: the hoopoe. In the Spreewald it is also called Hupatz. The hoopoe is particularly affected by cool, damp weather and the intensification of agriculture, so that its population must be protected.

Spazieren im Wald im Spreewald
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