The region

The Spreewald encompasses the unspoiled inland delta of the Spree river and its complex network of waterways. It is one of the most beautiful and distinct natural areas in Europe. A UNESCO biosphere reserve since 1991. This area has been home to the Sorbs since time immemorial - an ethnic group with a distinct living language and cultural practices. Always worth a visit.

Brown and black bears, white wolves, fallow deer, owls and kingfishers are just some of the species of animals you can discover and observe at Wildpark Johannismühle. The tranquil 100-hectare areal is located in a beautiful valley that runs between Baruth and Golßen and was originally carved by a glacier.

Directly adjacent is the historic Baruth glassworks museum, easily the best preserved glassworks in all of Europe. Glass has been blown here since 1716 and is still done today. This lovely day trip is interesting for both parents and children. The perfect opportunity to get that special gift for those who stayed behind.

With gardens designed to awaken the senses, gorgeous water features, fruit orchards, some creepy-crawlies for the kids to observe up close, the Biogarten Prieros offers both adults and children special experiences in the natural world, fully alerting all your senses.

For a bird's eye view of the Dahme countryside and its many exquisite lakes and ponds, maybe a hotair balloon tour is in order. Your start point for this adventure is near Königs Wusterhausen.

And for when the mercury drops...
Visit the south Pacific and its white-sand beaches, blue lagoons and rainforest with 500 species. Just a 20-minute drive from Rankenhof. A destination in itself, at the Tropical Islands it's always a pleasant 26 °C (79 °F). Under the largest dome in the world, you can experience all the amenities this tropical vacation resort has to offer. Play, exercise and be entertained.

For those seeking a little more relaxation, the Bad Saarow thermal spa is an excellent choice. Fresh from the Catharinen Source, this thermal saltwater spa delivers health from the depths of the Earth. It is also the largest in Germany. Exquisite. And definitely warm.