The singers' town and the surrounding region

Welcome to the singers’ town of Finsterwalde. The history history of the town goes back to the early Middle Ages, and the tradition of singing in Finsterwalde goes back more than 100 years. The singer’s song originates from a burlesque by Wilhelm Wolff. In the permanent exhibition in the Sänger- und Kaufmannsmuseum you can learn all the exciting details about it.

Song of the singers

This is the text of our town’s song

Wir sind die Sänger von Finsterwalde,
wir leb’n und sterben für den Gesang.
Dass wir die Sänger sind, das weiß ein jedes Kind,
wir leb’n und sterben für den Gesang.

Als unsere Väter noch Burschen waren,
da pflegten Sie schon das deutsche Lied.
Es sangen Tischler, und auch die Bäcker,
der Lehrer, Amtsrichter, Kaufmann, Schmied.

Die Weber fuhren zum Markt nach Leipzig.
Singvögel nahmen Sie mit ins Land.
Das waren die Sänger von Finsterwalde,
Sie wurden bald in der Welt bekannt.

We are the singers of Finsterwalde,
we live and die for singing.
Every child knows that we are the singers,
We live and die for singing.

When our fathers were still boys,
they were already singing the German song.
Carpenters sang it, and also the bakers,
the teacher, magistrate, merchant, blacksmith.

The weavers went to the market in Leipzig.
Singing birds took you to the country.
These were the singers of Finsterwalde,
They soon became known in the world.


In the south of Brandenburg, almost in the middle of the triangle of Berlin, Dresden and Leipzig lies the singers’ town of Finsterwalde. You can reach Berlin in about an hour by car, Dresden in 45 minutes and Leipzig in just over an hour.

The Spreewald and the tropical leisure world Tropical Islands are also only about an hour’s drive away.

The Lower Lusatia offers countless possibilities for your active vacation. Explore the region by bike or foot. Discover the purple seas of blossoms of the Niederlausitzer Heidelandschaft nature area, the surreal post-mining landscapes or the countless tranquil lakes of the Lusatian Lakeland.

Experience the region

About us

In 2016, we received an invitation to an entrepreneurs’ roundtable from the council of Finsterwalde. A town hall was planned and. There was a mood of optimism – also with us and we considered what we could do in this context.

Then in 2019 we received an offer from the previous owner of the house to buy it. She asked us to do something nice with it.

It should not become a residential or commercial space. A hotel would do the best service to the historical significance of the house.

The building once housed a cigar manufactory. The first floor was the entrepreneur’s apartment, the upper floor was the production area, and the attic was storage and drying rooms. In 2020, we were granted a building permit. Today it holds 19 fully-equipped hotel rooms.

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