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Break in a pub in Buckow in Märkische Schweiz © Seenland Oder-Spree/Florian Läufer
Small and big discoveries

ODERLAND-SPREE is a region that also leaves nothing to be desired in terms of leisure activities. For every age, for every interest - boredom is not to be feared with us.

Among the 23 TOP cities in the world

"IronHutCity" - Eisenhüttenstadt has also been known by this name in the USA since Tom Hanks' visit. GEO magazine recently named the city with the largest area monument in Germany as one of the 23 TOP cities worldwide. Tom Hanks' trabant ride through "IronHutCity" can be experienced here.

We are doing very well here, we feel good - the lakes, the nature, that we have the city on the one hand, but also the countryside so close together on the other. Then the international with Poland we find really good.

FREDERIC HENN | Co-founder of the solidarity farming PlantAge (Source: Stadtmarketing Frankfurt (Oder)/PlantAge)

Historic town and village centers

The region is rich in architectural culture. With Bad Freienwalde, Altlandsberg and Beeskow, three cities belong to the AG Historische Stadtkerne. Many villages also look back on a long history.

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The bookmobile on the road in the Oder-Spree district © District of Oder-Spree

The bookmobile is coming

Quickly borrow a book or a game without having to travel long distances? In the district of Oder-Spree, the mobile library stops at 75 locations, guaranteeing a truly local service. Daycare centers and schools are also served directly.

Further information and tour schedules

Always something going on

You love open-air performances, enjoy going to concerts or are interested in art? In ODERLAND-SPREE, culture is omnipresent and invites you to a variety of discoveries. See for yourself the cultural offerings and the events in the region at the Tourism Association Seenland Oder-Spree.

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Documentation Center for Everyday Art of the GDR in Eisenhüttenstadt © Seenland Oder-Spree/Florian Läufer

GDR History in the Museum Utopia and Everyday Life

Eisenhüttenstadt was the first new town founded in Germany after World War II. The Museum Utopia and Everyday Life combines two institutions that preserve the heritage of the GDR: The Documentation Center for Everyday Culture of the GDR in Eisenhüttenstadt and the Beeskow Art Archive, which houses works of art that lost their owners after 1990.

Read more: Museum Utopia and Everyday Life

11.04.2024–23.05.2024 | Frankfurt (Oder)

Cooking workshop for children at the family center

The family center in the MehrGenerationenHaus MIKADO at Franz-Mehring-Straße 20 will be running a six-week "Educational Cooking" course for children aged six to ten from April 2024. The aim is not to achieve the perfect cooking result, but to allow children to get to know lots of different foods and taste sensations and to help decide what they want to try and process.

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Creative and cosmopolitan

When it comes to offers for teenagers and young adults, ODERLAND-SPREE by no means has to hide behind Berlin. Cool locations, exciting art and cultural projects and many opportunities for German-Polish encounters - there is much to discover.

Sport for every requirement

Whoever does top-level sports in Germany knows the Kienbaum training center in Grünheide and the Brandenburg Olympic base in Frankfurt (Oder). In popular sports, too, ODERLAND-SPREE has a diverse landscape of clubs to offer.

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Father with child in fun pool © yaruta/istockphoto

Bathing fun indoor and outdoor

Just swim lanes, dare to go down the big slide, relax in the whirlpool and sauna - in ODERLAND-SPREE all this is possible in our swimming pools

In summer, the bathing lakes with the best water quality, such as the Scharmützelsee, Schwielochsee and Ranziger See attract.
Read more: Discover the most beautiful bathing lakes