Previously, the timber rafting was one of the most important sectors of the economy. It was Timber joined together to rafts, and also transports other goods. Recalling there in Lychen a timber rafting museum, and tourists can travel by raft on the lake In 1903, Johann Kirsten invented here the flat-headed thumb tacks, and at the beginning of the 20th century there was some little factories of flat-headed thumb tacks.
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)
Recent Population Development (Blue Line) and Forecasts
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)