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Area:2261 km²
Inhabitants:159,800 (2002)
pop. density:71 inh./km²
Car identification:LDS

Dahme-Spreewald is a district in Brandenburg, Germany. It is bounded by (from the east and clockwise) the districts of Oder-Spree, Spree-Neiße, Oberspreewald-Lausitz, Elbe-Elster and Teltow-Fläming, and by the city of Berlin.

Table of contents
1 History
2 Geography
3 Coat of arms
4 Towns and municipalities
5 External links


The Spreewald region has always been a centre of Sorbian culture. In medieval times the cities of Lübben and Luckau had successively been capitals of the margravate of Lower Lusatia. From 1815 on Lower Lusatia was a part of Prussia. Throughout the 19th century the region remained an agriculturally used area, some urbanisation taking place in the very north (close to Berlin) only.

When the state of Brandenburg was newly founded in 1990, the districts of Lübben, Luckau and Königs Wusterhausen had been established. In 1993 the three districts were merged.


The Spree river enters the district in the southeast and leaves to the northeast. The wooded regions along its banks are called Spreewald. The Spreewald is the westernmost part of Lusatia.

The Dahme river is a tributary of the Spree. It forms many lakes in the northern part of the district. The Dahme leaves the district towards Berlin, where it eventually joins the Spree.

Coat of arms

The coat of arms displays:
  • top left: the bull is the heraldic animal of Lusatia
  • top right: the eagle is the heraldic animal of Brandenburg
  • bottom: the crown symbolises the former hunting lodge of the Prussian kings, which has been in Königs Wusterhausen

Towns and municipalities

  1. Golßen
  2. Königs Wusterhausen
  3. Lieberose
  4. Lübben
  5. Luckau
  6. Märkisch Buchholz
  7. Mittenwalde
  8. Teupitz
  1. Friedersdorf
  2. Golßener Land
  3. Heideblick
  4. Lieberose
  5. Märkische Heide
  6. Mittenwalde
  7. Oberspreewald
  8. Schenkenländchen
  9. Schönefeld
  10. Unteres Dahmeland
  11. Unterspreewald
    Free municipalities
  1. Bestensee
  2. Eichwalde
  3. Schulzendorf
  4. Wildau
  5. Zeuthen

External links

Official website (German)
Spreewald touristical website (German)
Spreewald Biosphere Reserve (German)