Alive traditions of the traces of Krabat
Between Spreewald and the mountain country of the Oberlausitz, to both sides of the Spree, the homeland of the Sorbs is situated. The smallest Slavic nation lives for approximately 1.500 years in the area of Lusatia. At bilingual local and road signs you recognize that you are visitor of the German-Slavic settlement area.
The living together of both cultures with their own language and traditions make the area of Lusatia uniquely. With its customs the Sorbs enrich the cultural variety of the region. In many places the Slavish traditions can be discovered and experienced.
Guests find out more about the culture in workshops for traditional handicraft art, during events of the regional dancing groups and choirs as well as in the affectionately furnished homeland living rooms in the Lusatian Lakeland.
The probably most famous legend of the bilingual area of Lusatia is Krabat. Most of his life did Krabat spend in the villages around Hoyerswerda. In the black mill in Koselbruch which is situated close to Schwarzkollm the black miller taught him the miller handicraft and also to perform magic. The filming of the prize-winning youth novel “Krabat” by Ottfried Preußler started successfully in October 2008 in the German cinemas. The subregional attention was fixed to the entire region and especially to Schwarzkollm.