About this soundLöbejün  is a former town in the Saalekreis in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. Since 1 January 2011, it is part of the town Löbejün-Wettin.

Ortsteil of Löbejün-Wettin
General view of Löbejün
General view of Löbejün
Coat of arms of Löbejün
Coat of arms
Location of Löbejün
Löbejün is located in Germany
Löbejün is located in Saxony-Anhalt
Coordinates: 51°38′N 11°54′E / 51.633°N 11.900°E / 51.633; 11.900Coordinates: 51°38′N 11°54′E / 51.633°N 11.900°E / 51.633; 11.900
 • Total20.52 km2 (7.92 sq mi)
161 m (528 ft)
 • Total2,247
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes034603
Vehicle registrationSK


Geographic locationEdit

Löbejün is located 15 km north of Halle (Saale). The town is located in a hilly area in which a tributary to the Saale River, the Fuhne, flows.


The town is known for its Löbejüner porphyry. In the northeastern part of the town coal beds are found.

City classificationEdit

The following towns are classified as part of Löbejün:

  • Gottgau
  • Schlettau


Löbejün was first recognized in 961 as Liubichun.

Population developmentEdit

Year or date Population
Middle ages ¹ ~5-600
Beginning of the 17th century ¹ ~1.000
1636 ¹ 96
1719 ¹ 909
1782 ¹ 1.299
1822 ¹ 2.100
1853 ¹ 3.100
1861 ¹ 3.497
1880 ¹ 3.425
1900 ¹ 3.332
1919 ¹ 2.802
1935 ¹ 3.279
Date Population
3. October 1990 ² 2.640
31. December 1995 ² 2.558
31. December 2000 ² 2.443
31. December 2001 ² 2.425
31. December 2002 ² 2.393
31. December 2003 ² 2.364
31. December 2004 ² 2.355

² Source: Statistisches Landesamt Sachsen-Anhalt

Industrial developmentEdit

Since 1518 (when the quarry was first mentioned) porphyry was processed. In circa 1622 the coal mine was founded. The coal mine reached peak production in the 18th century, when it had 27 mine shafts. It closed in 1884.


Löbejün is the administrative centre of the administrative district of the northern Saalkreis (area surrounding the Saale River), Saalkreis Nord.


The mayor, Thomas Madl, (CDU) was re-elected on the 20. January 2002.

City emblemEdit

The city shield consists of a green background with two silver key with their teeth pointed outwards. Four roses (the upper and lower, silver, and the ones on the side, red) are also found on the shield.

Partner citiesEdit

Culture and monumentsEdit


  • Heimatmuseum im Halleschen Tor


The Internationale Carl-Loewe-Gesellschaft e. V. (International Carl Loewe Society) holds concerts and events related to the composer Carl Loewe.

Economy and infrastructureEdit

Long-time companies present in LöbejünEdit

In Löbejün porphyry is removed from the ground. Often used as fill in building roads, it is also used in home construction and also in the city wall, the Hallesche Tor and other buildings in the city.

Famous peopleEdit

The composer Carl Loewe was born on 30 November 1796 in Löbejün. The birthplace of Loewe was torn down in 1886. In the place of the house, near the Church of St. Petri, the Alte Schule (the old school) (today: Carl Loewe-Haus) was built.