Educational Town History Path: Industrial Culture

Industrial culture
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Forst is a town that has been shaped by the textile industry since the 18th century. It was referred to as the “German Manchester”. Until the turnaround in 1989. Many of the former industrial buildings have since been vacant and are threatened by structural decay, especially in the north of town, along Mühlgraben. The “Industrial Culture Path” was established to preserve the architectural heritage, to inform about it and to raise awareness. In the first step, the path will focus solely on the industrial (cloth-making) history by which the townscape is characterised to this day.
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Length: 5 kilometres (1 hour)

Start/finish: Train Station Forst (Lausitz)

Logo/route sign: not specified

How to get there: Take the RE2 from Berlin central station (Hauptbahnhof) to Cottbus. From here take the RB46 to Forst (about 2.5 hours).

Points of interest/background information:
  • Church of St Nicholas
  • Brandenburgisches Textilmuseum (textile museum)
  • Ostdeutscher Rosengarten (rose garden)
  • Johann-Sebastian-Bach Church
  • Catholic Church

Trail conditions/surface: developed paths across town

Maps/Literature: “Bikeline Radkarte Niederlausitz. Burg, Cottbus, Forst, Hoyerswerda, Lausitzer Seenland, Senftenberg, Spremberg, Südspreewald”, 1 : 75 000, Esterbauer Verlag, Auflage: 1. (1. Februar 2012), ISBN-13: 978-3850003087, Euro 6.90
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Forst is a town that has been shaped by the textile industry since the 18th century. It was referred to as the “German Manchester”. Until the turnaround in 1989. Many of the former industrial buildings have since been vacant and are threatened by structural decay, especially in the north of town, along Mühlgraben. The “Industrial Culture Path” was established to preserve the architectural heritage, to inform about it and to raise awareness. In the first step, the path will focus solely on the industrial (cloth-making) history by which the townscape is characterised to this day.
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Length: 5 kilometres (1 hour)

Start/finish: Train Station Forst (Lausitz)

Logo/route sign: not specified

How to get there: Take the RE2 from Berlin central station (Hauptbahnhof) to Cottbus. From here take the RB46 to Forst (about 2.5 hours).

Points of interest/background information:
  • Church of St Nicholas
  • Brandenburgisches Textilmuseum (textile museum)
  • Ostdeutscher Rosengarten (rose garden)
  • Johann-Sebastian-Bach Church
  • Catholic Church

Trail conditions/surface: developed paths across town

Maps/Literature: “Bikeline Radkarte Niederlausitz. Burg, Cottbus, Forst, Hoyerswerda, Lausitzer Seenland, Senftenberg, Spremberg, Südspreewald”, 1 : 75 000, Esterbauer Verlag, Auflage: 1. (1. Februar 2012), ISBN-13: 978-3850003087, Euro 6.90
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Sorauer Straße

03149 Forst (Lausitz)

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01968 Senftenberg

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