Germanic tribes (750BC-1AD)
Erm....guess who was there BEFORE the aggressive Slavs pushed west???
Polonius3 is right. Very right
region was since time immemorial populated by Slavs (Proto-Slavic culture before that) with natural
expansion of Danubian cultural area, from Balkan to West, North and East: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danubian_culture
Danubian peoples cleared forests and cultivated fertile loess soils from the Balkans to the Low Countries and the Paris Basin.
Key that time culture (sub-culture of Danubian cultural area) in the region was Lusatian culture
The Lusatian culture existed in the later Bronze Age and early Iron Age (1300 BC-500 BC)in eastern Germany, most of Poland, parts of Czech Republic and Slovakia and parts of Ukraine. It covers the Periods Montelius III (early Lusatian culture) to V of the Northern-European chronological scheme.A simplified map of the central European cultures, ca 1200 BC. The purple area is the Lusatian culture,...
Well known settlements include Biskupin in Poland and Buch near Berlin.There are both open villages and fortified settlements (Burgwall or grod) on hilltops or in swampy areas. The ramparts were constructed of wooden boxes filled with soil or stones.
Numerous Czech (Píè, Niederle, Červinka) and Polish (Majewski, Kostrzewski, Kozłowski) authors believed the Lusatians to be Proto-Slavs