The village of Burg


Are you looking for a place where you can find peace and recharge your batteries? Then visit Burg, the largest scattered settlement in Germany.

Here, the Spreewald shows itself from its most pristine side. Burg was first mentioned in a document in 1315. While the oldest part of the village, Burg-Dorf, has a closed village structure, the parts of Burg-Kauper and Burg-Kolonie were built as scattered settlements. The houses here were built on small elevations, so-called Kaupen, because of the water level and the soil conditions. A trip in the traditional wooden barges is recommended to discover the scattered settlement.

Enjoy the lush greenery of untouched nature and visit the historic farms. A stay in the pleasantly warm brine thermal water of the Spreewald Therme provides soothing relaxation. The mineral-rich water is used in various wellness and health-oriented facilities.

Brine has a healing effect on colds, skin problems and mild circulatory problems. It also cures and relieves respiratory diseases, joint or back pain gently and effectively. Brine also stimulates cell division in the skin and thus acts as a natural fountain of youth. Recharge your batteries in the brine bath and do something good for your body and thus for your health.

Sights in Burg

Burg has two larger and several smaller barge harbours from which you can take barge trips through the Spreewald. You should also plan a walk through the town itself. The 27-metre-high Bismarck Tower with a beautiful view of the surrounding landscape is a recommended starting point. The 60,000 m² Kur- und Sagenpark (spa and legend park) in Burg is home to themed gardens with many sculptures from the Sorbian/Wendish world of legends.

Insights into the culture of the Spreewalders are offered by the Heimatstube Burg, which is located in a small thatched log cabin typical of the Spreewald. The willow castle on the Schlossberghof is also a unique ecological and architectural masterpiece that unfolds its full beauty, especially in the summer months. A holiday in Burg is worthwhile at any time of year. In Burg you will find rest and relaxation and the place is a good starting point for excursions.

Place of interest Willow Dome Spreewald Arch
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Burg in the Spreewald tastes good

Cucumbers, tomatoes, herbs - anyone strolling through the spa town will come across flower tubs, public borders or raised beds planted with vegetables, edible plants and perennials here and there. This initiative is the result of the commitment of the businesses of the Burger Quality Community and is intended to show how regional, seasonal and delicious Burg is(s)t. The first joint planting campaign took place at the end of May 2018. By the way, anyone with an appetite for freshly harvested produce can try the "fruits". And anyone who still wants to can send a photo of the harvest or the dish they have conjured up by email to

Man rides on barge in Spreewald river and has big pumpkins in it
© TVS | Peter Becker

With the PlusBus to and from Burg

With the PlusBus line 500, you can travel comfortably between Burg and Lübben (via Straupitz) by public transport every hour on weekdays. At Lübben station there is then a direct connection to and from Berlin by the regional express line RE2. At weekends, bus and train times are also coordinated.

  • Information and timetables for the PlusBus can be found at the bus stops, in the brochures on the bus and at

Tourist Information Burg

Am Hafen 6
03096 Burg (Spreewald)
Tel. 035603 750160

Place name sign in Spreewald in the background a road
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Events in Burg

One of the event highlights in Burg is the Spreewald Legend Night. Every year at Whitsun, a musical spectacle about the mystical legends of the Spreewald is performed against the unique backdrop of the Schlossberg. At the annual local history and costume festival in Burg, demonstrations of traditional costumes, old crafts and Sorbian/Wendish customs give an insight into Spreewald culture. Burg also has a lot to offer in the way of culinary delights. Let Burg's restaurateurs spoil you and visit one of the many events in Burg.

Horse rears up with rider on it at knight games