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Innovative environment for strong industries

Profit from synergies

Whether a traditional family business, internationally operating SMEs or new business models with fresh ideas for products and services – around 14,500 small and medium-sized companies across all sectors ensure a balanced mix and a stable economic basis in the Dahme-Spreewald district.

A key role is played by the aviation, logistics, food industry and tourism sectors, which are especially encouraged not least because of their high development potential. Sector-specific initiatives and networks supported by the Dahme-Spreewald Economic Development Agency provide excellent platforms for exchanging experiences, initiating partnerships and promoting further growth.

Find out more about the industry focus in the Dahme-Spreewald district here.

Facts & figures about the location
17,000 employees in Berlin-Brandenburg
excellent transport infrastructure
Food sector
1,000 products from the region
pure relaxation


Economic engine in the north

A veritable cluster of the aviation industry has already developed around the capital city’s future Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER) in the Dahme-Spreewald district. From global players to innovative medium-sized companies – this is where aircraft are maintained, engines tested, prototypes developed, and small aircraft built. There are also exciting concepts for innovative technologies and applications in the dynamic field of unmanned flight systems. This sectoral expertise is rounded off by renowned university and research institutions and training capacities.

With the Aerospace Technology Centre in Wildau, the Dahme-Spreewald district has also created a special industry hub, making a key contribution to the growth of the industry in Germany’s capital region – now the third largest aviation location in Germany with more than 100 companies and around 17,000 employees.

The interests of the aviation industry are represented in the regional aerospace industry association Berlin-Brandenburg Aerospace Alliance (BBAA e.V.) and in CURPAS e.V. (Civil Use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems).

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Optimum location for renowned companies

The central location within the European single market and the Berlin-Brandenburg conurbation also make the Dahme-Spreewald district attractive for logistics companies. Companies such as DACHSER, DHL, PAREXEL, Raben and EDEKA have already found their ideal distribution location here and benefit from the direct connection to the key north-south and east-west routes. The new Berlin Brandenburg Airport in Schönefeld, the inland port in Königs Wusterhausen and the surrounding industrial and commercial areas close to the motorway will continue to offer growth potential in the future and open up new opportunities for both young and established logistics companies.

As a member of the LogistikNetz Berlin-Brandenburg, the Dahme-Spreewald Economic Development Agency is committed to initiatives and activities that strengthen and advance the logistics industry in the long term. The next generation of talent is also assured: companies can find qualified specialists and managers on their doorstep in the logistics programme at the Wildau Technical University of Applied Sciences.

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Food industry

1,000 items from the region

Due to the proximity and close cooperation between local agriculture and the processing industry, a fast-growing economic cluster with more than 90 companies has established itself in the food sector in the south of the Dahme-Spreewald district. The internationally protected umbrella brand “Spreewald” is a byword for the regional identity of the products, under which more than 1,000 items including fruit and vegetables, meat and fish products, bakery products and dairy products are already marketed.

The “Spreewald gherkin” is a classic that is known throughout Germany and is produced by the companies Spreewaldkonserve Golßen and Spreewald-Feldmann. The quality eggs from Landkost-Ei, the poultry products from the WIESENHOF Geflügel-Kontor, the organic products from the Gläserne Molkerei Münchehofe or the quality products from Golßener Fleisch- und Wurstwaren are further mouth-watering regional specialities.

The Dahme-Spreewald Economic Development Agency’s cooperation partner in the food sector is the Spreewaldverein e.V., which, as the owner of the umbrella brand Spreewald, is committed to improving living conditions, sustainably protecting the natural and cultural heritage of the Spreewald and networking the varied actors in the economic area with each other.

Economic development - Food sector
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Most successful holiday region in Brandenburg

Ever-rising numbers of visitors and overnight stays have made the Dahme-Spreewald district the most successful tourism region in the state of Brandenburg and an important economic factor in the Dahme-Spreewald district.

Sprawling lakes connected by countless rivers and canals and lined by wide meadows and forests are the jewel in the crown of the unique landscape stretching from Berlin through to the Spreewald. The two travel destinations Dahme-Seenland and Spreewald attract visitors with very different scenic, historical and cultural attractions.

Water paradise at the gates of Berlin

Countless lakes surrounded by pine forests make the Dahme Lake District in the north of the district a paradise for all those who enjoy travelling by houseboat, motorboat, canoe, surfboard or water-ski. In addition, beautiful cycling paths, many of certified quality, offer ideal opportunities for trips under one’s own steam. The airport region is also ideal for conferences, congresses and events.

Unique UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

A lagoon-like water maze that is unique in Europe and falls under the special protection of UNESCO – this is the Spreewald in the south of the district. Whether by Spreewald punt, canoe or bicycle – here visitors can discover unspoilt nature and meet people who live by their traditions and are proud of their regional handicraft and agricultural products.

Europe’s largest tropical holiday world

Even a holiday in the south seas is possible in the middle of the Dahme-Spreewald district. At the Tropical Islands Resort, you get dream weather of 26 degrees every day. A total of around 100,000 square metres of indoor and outdoor adventure areas offer a range of attractions for a relaxed short break or longer stay.

The Tourismusverband Dahme-Seen e.V. and the Tourismusverband Spreewald e.V. are core partners of the Dahme-Spreewald Economic Development Agency. They are committed to the promotion of tourism with socially and environmentally sound aspects as well as the economic and cultural development of the region.

Tourism region Dahme-Spreewald
1.9 million
commercial overnight stays
beds in all types of accommodation
800 km hiking trail, 430 km cycle paths, 200 km bridle paths, 200 km waterways for tourism
state-approved resorts
Tropical Islands
Europe’s biggest holiday world
Brandenburg’s region that is most rich in waterways, varied water sports and bathing opportunities, active vacation for the whole family, Dahme-Heideseen nature park
Brandenburg’s region that is most rich in waterways, varied water sports and bathing opportunities, active vacation for the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, water maze in its original form, Germany’s no. 1 ecoregion, settlement area of the Sorbs and Wendswho