ICLEA Excursion on Thursday, 8 June 2017

Excursion to Lusatia completely booked out!

The one day excursion by bus takes us to Lower Lusatia in the South East of Brandenburg on 8 June 2017.

Our guides are, among others, Thomas Raab, Anna Schneider and Florian Hirsch from the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.

For participating the excursion, please indicate in the registration form. Excursion to Lusatia completely booked out!

Please note that the bus excursion places are limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Please submit your completed application as soon as possible.


The excursion includes transportation, entrance fees, tour guide, a lunch box, and the evening get together. Also, we recommend that you bring a good pair of walking shoes and a summer rain jacket with you.

Preliminary excursion programme


Expected departure time in Potsdam 8:00 am.


Stop: Viewpoint Grießen (Opencast Mine Jänschwalde)

Themes: Late Holocene eolian morphodynamics, soil formation and agricultural land use history in the opencast mine Jänschwalde.
Reconstruction of a palaeosurface and archaeological site location in an anthropogenic drift sand area.

Stop: Hike to field site Tauerscher Forst

Themes: Spatial distribution of Relict Charcoal Hearth RCH (Charcoal Kiln Remains) in the Tauerscher Forst.
Extensive historical charcoal production in Brandenburg (Germany) - identification of potential areas by GIS analysis.

Soil monitoring installation.

Stop: Hike to "Waldschule" Kleinsee.

Stop at the ironwork Peitz.

Theme: History of the ironwork and impacts on the cultural landscape.

Passing Biosphere Reservate Spreewald and stop at slavic fort Raddusch.

Theme: Human history / Self-guided tour through the museum.

Final stop: At the end of our excursion, we will have a "come together" in one of the restaurants of the Spreewald region.

Expected arrival time in Potsdam 10:00 pm.

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International ICLEA
7-9 June 2017

Where: Potsdam
Venue: GFZ
Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum
Conference language: English

Ecxursion to Lower Lusatia on 8 June 2017

Abstract Volume & Excursion Guide online!

Excursion to Lusatia completely booked out!