The district of Oberspreewald-Lausitz is situated in the southernmost tip of the state of Brandenburg, between the conurbations of Berlin and Dresden. The change in the region has been remarkable; once a former mining area, it has been transformed into an attractive region for living, tourism and energy. The region has long since developed into a popular holiday destination. Each year thousands of visitors discover the fantastic mining relics, which have significantly shaped Lausitz over the course of many years. As the largest man-made lake district in Europe, the Lausitz lake district presents a host of holiday and leisure opportunities.