The Spreewald (German for "Spree Woods") is situated about 100 km south-east of Berlin. It was designated a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1991. It is known for its traditional irrigation system which consists of more than 200 small canals (called "Fließe"; total length: 1,300 km ) within the 484-square-kilometre (187 sq mi) area. The landscape was shaped during the ice-age. Alder forests on wetlands and pine forests on sandy dry areas are characteristic for the region. Grasslands and fields can be found as well.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Stasi Prison Hohenschönhausen (76 km), Museum Island Berlin (76 km), Berlin (Germany) (77 km), Reichstag Berlin (77 km), Potsdam (Germany) (80 km), Wittenberg (Germany) (88 km), Dresden (Germany) (97 km), Quedlinburg (Germany) (191 km), Prague (Czech Republic) (206 km), Barbarossa Cave (208 km), Wernigerode (Germany) (216 km), Autostadt Wolfsburg (221 km), Mines of Rammelsberg (241 km), Goslar (Germany) (241 km), Schwerin (Germany) (255 km), Celle (Germany) (273 km), Hildesheim (Germany) (273 km), Hannover Zoo (288 km), German Oil Museum (290 km), Ratzeburg (Germany) (291 km)