Jänschwalde-Dorf (village) is separated from Kolonie by a small brook called Puschanitzka. It flows through a field between the two districts. In the village there is a tavern called K5. Not far away from there is a small store and a place called the Jugendbude, for the young people of the village.
Near the store and the Jugendbude is the village church, which was built in 1806/07. In the nearby belltower there are three bells from the 15th and 16th centuries. Also next to the church is the German-Sorb Museum, which details the area's past.
Three kilometers into the forest is East Jänschwalde, which was established in 1952 as a housing development for the soldiers of the nearby air base. Here there are mostly new buildings, including a primary school and a kindergarten. There is also das Ländliche Sozio-kulturelle Zentrum (the Rural Socio-Cultural Center), which serves as a meeting place for young and old. Activities there include crafting afternoons, a library, and sport programs, such as judo. East Jänschwalde is also connected to the public railroad network through the Regional Express line from Cottbus to Frankfurt (Oder).
Development of Population since 1875 within the Current Boundaries (Blue Line: Population; Dotted Line: Comparison to Population Development of Brandenburg state; Grey Background: Time of Nazi rule; Red Background: Time of Communist rule)
Population development within the current boundaries