Formed by the glacier of the Saale ice age, about 10,000 years ago southwest of Hoyerswerda, on the edge of the Lusatian Lakeland, the present large nature reserve of the "Dubringer Moor" began to develop. To this day, peat formation continues there on an area of about 1700 hectares. An independent and species-rich flora and fauna developed and has been attracting researchers, ornithologists and tourist visitors since the mid-1990s. By drilling down to the last layers of peat, it was possible to trace the vegetation back to the formation of the Dubringer Moor on the basis of found grain pollen, field weeds and other plant remains. Thus, the first settlement and cultivation by Neolithic people is estimated. Since that time the human influences increased more and more and in the last centuries trade roads, castles and mills with legendary stories were built and a pond area, which until today has productive catches of native fish species, especially carp. Due to the discharge of acidic water with coal turbidity through the Vincenzgraben, the moor was severely damaged and only saved by the unification of the FRG and GDR, as mining plans for the area between Spohla and Zeißholz were terminated.
Today, guests of the region can join a "taster tour along the edge of the Dubringer Moor", which is about 3 km long and takes about 1.5 hours. This starts with the qualified tour guide at the "Teichwirtschaft Zelder" and leads along the pond chain to the observation tower "Dubringer Moor". Information boards give hints about the rarely visible animals of the moor. Participants are welcome to bring their own camera or binoculars. Sturdy shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather are recommended.