Border crossing "NEiße Welle" between Coschen and Żytowań © Seenland Oder-Spree/Florian Läufer
Best accessibility
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BER Airport

maximum in 45 minutes

with the car from all over

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360° mobility

in the local transport network

with direct connection to regional railway, the cross-border Ostbahn and the Berlin S-Bahn and U-Bahn network

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Fast and mobile

by bike

between work and home
on well-developed cycle paths and
bike boxes for safe storage

ODERLAND-SPREE is easily accessible by all means. Whether by car, by train or by bicycle - infrastructure and offer are excellently developed everywhere. The region is directly connected to the federal freeways BAB 10 (Berlin Ring) and BAB 12. The airport Berlin Brandenburg "Willy Brandt" (BER) borders directly in the south. Onward to Poland is via the border crossings in Frankfurt (Oder)/Słubice, Küstrin-Kietz/Kostrzyn nad Odrą and Hohenwutzen.

On the road by bus and train

The central rail artery is the RE1, which runs three times an hour in both directions between Eisenhüttenstadt, Berlin and Magdeburg. The RB26 from Berlin via Strausberg goes as far as Kostrzyn nad Odrą in Poland. The connection to Berlin's public transportation network is excellent. The three PlusBus lines open up the area and guarantee hourly intervals and connections to the train even on weekends.


An excellently developed network of cycle paths, bicycle-friendly towns, a wide range of services for cycling: it is not without reason that the Oder-Spree Lake District has been a certified RadReiseRegion since 2015. Signposted theme tours are available in all route lengths and levels of difficulty. As an e-bike-friendly region, many providers offer free battery charging, and e-bikes can also be rented.

Fast to Poland

The connection of ODERLAND-SPREE to the neighboring country Poland is ensured along the common border via the following bridges and ferries from north to south:

  • European bridge Bienenwerder - Siekierki
  • Ferry Güstebieser Loose - Gozdowice
  • Motorway bridge A12/A2 near Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Bridge "Neiße Welle" Coschen - Zytowan

In addition, soon a new crossing possibility of the Oder with the ferry at Aurith - Urad will go into operation.

14.03.2024 | Fürstenwalde/Spree

Replacement construction for the Fürstenwalde lock

At the invitation of Michael Kellner (Member of Parliament and PStS in the BMWK) and Erdmute Scheufele (Member of the Oder-Spree District Council), a press event was held on March 7, 2024 at the Fürstenwalde lock with an alliance of local shippers, shipping companies and port operators as well as the East Brandenburg Chamber of Industry and Commerce to usher in a new era of inland shipping on the Oder-Spree Canal.