Lusatia is a powerful industry region in the southern part of Brandenburg, which is home to international companies as well as innovative SMEs in the chemical, metal and electric industries and companies in the food business and paper industry.
Furthermore, over 80 per cent of the electricity generated in Brandenburg comes from the brown coal power plants of the Lusatia region. Yet here too the energy technologies of the future are developing significantly with the support of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (BTU), from management solutions for the move towards alternative energies, to ultra-modern wind turbines and solar plants.
The powerhouse of Lusatia includes the districts in the south of Brandenburg Elbe-Elster, Oberspreewald-Lausitz and Spree-Neisse as well as the city of Cottbus. Lusatia is a business location with prospects.
Excellent infrastructure ensures fast and direct connections between Lusatia in the north to: the federal capital Berlin and the future Berlin Brandenburg Airport (BER); the Saxon economic centres in the south around Dresden and Leipzig to the Czech Republic; and in the east to the neighbouring Polish regions including the city of Wrocław – in short: a central region nestled between European cities.
At the same time, Lusatia offers a high quality of life and high recreational value. The landscape here is diverse; take for instance the world-famous, picturesque biosphere reserve of Spreewald comprising 970 km of waterways.
New, spectacular landscapes are also emerging: The former brown coal regions, for example, are becoming Europe’s largest artificial water landscape, the Lusatian Lake District. Cycling tourism is also an important economic factor thanks to the region’s dense cycling network.