Warten auf den Ostsee

Brandenburgs größter See entsteht

A former lignite mine is being transformed into the largest lake in Brandenburg: the Cottbus Ostsee. At the city limits, it's all about superlatives: the lake will be three times as large as the Müggelsee. For the first time in the history of mining rehabilitation in Lusatia, a private mining company is itself responsible for the giant construction site. But in the third drought year in a row, there is no water from the Spree to flood the lake.

Director: Wolfgang Albus

Wolfgang Albus has been working as a television journalist for Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg (rbb), formerly ORB, for over 15 years. His thematic focus is on science and environmental topics. He has worked on a daily basis in news formats and for magazines (OZON unterwegs). His documentaries for rbb "Wer hat Angst vorm bösen Wolf - Über die Rückkehr eines geschützten Raubtieres" and "Vom Mars zum Seenland - Die Internationale Bauausstellung Fürst-Pückler-Land" (From Mars to Lakeland - The International Building Exhibition Fürst-Pückler-Land) have their content set in Lusatia. In addition to his work as an author, he was in charge of editing the program "Theodor - Geschichte(n) aus der Mark" (Theodor - History from the Mark) and most recently the follow-up program "Erlebnis Geschichte" (Experience History).
He began his training as a trainee at the Rhein-Zeitung, one of the highest-circulation German daily newspapers published between Bonn and Mainz. He worked there for several years as a permanent editor and moved to Berlin as a correspondent for the paper until the government relocated, where he still lives today.

Director: Maren Schibilsky

seit 1991 als freiberufliche Wissenschafts- und Umweltjournalistin im ARD-Hörfunk und - Fernsehen tätig: rbb-Fernsehen, rbb-Inforadio, Deutschlandfunk, WDR, MDR

45 Min.
Director: Wolfgang Albus, Maren Schibilsky
Script: Maren Schibilsky, Wolfgang Albus
Cinematography: Guido Kilbert Christian Schulz Norman Gäbler Matthias Pfister
Editing: Karola Twardowski-Schwind
Narrator: Romanus Fuhrmann
Editor: Fernsehmagazine
Producer: rbb Studio Cottbus