The Open Air Spreewald Museum is a collection of buildings representing several periods of history where visitors can see what life was like—and how it progressed—in this unique corner of Germany near the Polish border. Surrounded some of the many miles of waterways, the museum is probably the most important cultural attraction here, leaving visitors with a good sense of what life was like for the Sorbs, a Slavic minority that thrived here for hundreds of years, through costumes, architecture, stories and videos.
Four original farmsteads from across the Spreewald region are the foundations of the museum and give insight into different periods. There's also the oldest manufacturer of the traditional boats (kahn), as well as hands on activities lead by locals in traditional costumes.
Getting to the museum is best done by navigating the small canals of the Spreewald by kahn, which can be boarded not far away at the Spreewaldhafen in Lübbenau.