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A SPECIAL PIECE OF LAND
– FOR MORE THAN 10,000 YEARS
When the glaciers of the last ice age melted over 10,000 years ago, they created a landscape that is unique in all of Central Europe: the Spreewald region. 500 square kilometres full of rivers, brooks, meadows and woods – enchantingly beautiful and like nowhere else in the world.
OFTEN COPIED IN THE PAST.
The products produced in the Spreewald region are popular throughout Germany. So much so that others have tried to copy them. That is no longer possible, because “Spreewälder Gurken” (“Spreewald Gherkins”) is now a designated Protected Geographical Indication (PGI).
THE SPREEWALD REGION IS UNIQUE –
AS CONFIRMED BY UNESCO.
The Spreewald region is home to around 18,000 species of animals and plants, including 138 breeding birds and 830 butterfly species. In 1991, UNESCO declared Spreewald a biosphere reserve, with the aim of protecting and preserving the natural habitat in the region.
SPREEWALD “GURKENTAG” (“GHERKIN DAY”)
Experience first-hand how the gherkins go from the field into the jar. On 13-14 August 2016, we and other partners from the region will be hosting the 18th Spreewald Gurkentag (“Gherkin Day”) and opening our doors to interested visitors. You can also come sample and buy our delicious products in our farm shop, which is open on weekdays, all year round (Mon.-Wed. 2-5 pm and Thur.-Fri. 10 am to 1 pm). We look forward to seeing you!