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Canal in the Spree Forest
Canal in the Spree Forest © visitberlin, Foto: Sarah Lindemann


The town of Burg consists of about 800 lots in the Spreewald forest. The timber-frame houses, most with thatched roofs, stand slightly elevated next to the little waterways that flow throughout this town. Also worth checking out is the stately parish church in an early Classicist style. If you climb the 29 metre high Bismarckturm on the Schlossberg, you will be able to enjoy some truly breath-taking views of the Spree valley. The area is home to Sorbs, an ethnic group that speak that own distinct Slavic tongue and have their own traditions, including Zapustfest (Carneval) and Kokot (cock plucking for the harvest festival).