Lübbenau/Spreewald (German pronunciation: [lʏbəˈnaʊ], Lower Sorbian: Lubnjow/Błota [ˈlubnʲow/ˈbwɔta]) is a town of 17,897 in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district of Brandenburg, Germany. It is located in the Spreewald about 82 km (51 mi) southeast of Berlin.

Lübbenau/Lubnjow
Local castle
Local castle
Coat of arms of Lübbenau/Lubnjow
Coat of arms
Location of Lübbenau/Lubnjow within Oberspreewald-Lausitz district
Lübbenau-Spreewald in OSL.svg
Lübbenau/Lubnjow is located in Germany
Lübbenau/Lubnjow
Lübbenau/Lubnjow
Lübbenau/Lubnjow is located in Brandenburg
Lübbenau/Lubnjow
Lübbenau/Lubnjow
Coordinates: 51°52′N 13°58′E / 51.867°N 13.967°E / 51.867; 13.967Coordinates: 51°52′N 13°58′E / 51.867°N 13.967°E / 51.867; 13.967
CountryGermany
StateBrandenburg
DistrictOberspreewald-Lausitz
Government
 • MayorHelmut Wenzel (CDU)
Area
 • Total138.78 km2 (53.58 sq mi)
Elevation
52 m (171 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total16,021
 • Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
03222
Dialling codes03542
Vehicle registrationOSL, CA, SFB
Websitewww.luebbenau-spreewald.de

HistoryEdit

 
A tourist boat on a Spreewald canal in Lübbenau-Lehde

Lübbenau was first mentioned in a sales document in 1315 but is believed to be much older due to excavations below the castle that show settlement from the 8th or 9th century.

From 1364 to 1635, Lübbenau was part of the Kingdom of Bohemia, and then until 1815 Lübbenau was a part of the Electorate of Saxony. From 1815 to 1918, Lübbenau was governed by the Kingdom of Prussia.

AdministrationEdit

The city comprises the following quarters (Ortsteile):

  • Lübbenau/Spreewald
  • Bischdorf
  • Boblitz
  • Groß Beuchow, comprising Klein Beuchow
  • Groß Klessow, comprising Klein Klessow and Redlitz
  • Groß Lübbenau
  • Hindenberg
  • Klein Radden, comprising Groß Radden
  • Kittlitz, comprising Eisdorf, Lichtenau and Schönfeld
  • Krimnitz
  • Lehde
  • Leipe
  • Ragow
  • Zerkwitz

DemographyEdit

YearPop.±% p.a.
1875 10,174—    
1890 10,359+0.12%
1910 10,549+0.09%
1925 10,526−0.01%
1933 9,918−0.74%
1939 9,672−0.42%
1946 13,341+4.70%
1950 12,986−0.67%
1964 22,542+4.02%
1971 26,192+2.17%
1981 25,270−0.36%
1985 24,295−0.98%
1989 24,181−0.12%
1990 23,854−1.35%
YearPop.±% p.a.
1991 23,037−3.43%
1992 23,043+0.03%
1993 22,733−1.35%
1994 22,510−0.98%
1995 22,182−1.46%
1996 21,828−1.60%
1997 21,450−1.73%
1998 20,998−2.11%
1999 20,530−2.23%
2000 19,959−2.78%
2001 19,474−2.43%
2002 19,116−1.84%
2003 18,272−4.42%
2004 17,995−1.52%
YearPop.±% p.a.
2005 17,808−1.04%
2006 17,560−1.39%
2007 17,290−1.54%
2008 17,098−1.11%
2009 16,936−0.95%
2010 16,820−0.68%
2011 16,438−2.27%
2012 16,276−0.99%
2013 16,086−1.17%
2014 16,082−0.02%
2015 16,237+0.96%
2016 16,109−0.79%
2017 16,090−0.12%

SightsEdit

Lübbenau offers a variety of sights. Departing from the old town center, visitors can explore the marina with its traditional boats, or a castle which set in a nicely arranged park, including an orangerie with a cafe and a hotel. There are cycling routes to nearby villages, and boat rides are popular with tourists. The city wall's history dates back to the Middle Ages and the museum next to the city gate offers insights into the architecture as well as the rich history of the region.

Sons and daughters of the townEdit

Other personalities who are associated with the townEdit

  • Ehm Welk (1884-1966), writer, lived for a time in Lübbenau
 
Bad Doberan cemetery grave Ehm Welk 2011
  • Nico (1938-1988), civil Christa Päffgen, model and singer, lived as a child in Lübbenau
  • Marc Huster (born 1970), weight lifter, grew up in Lübbenau

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2018". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

External linksEdit

  Media related to Lübbenau at Wikimedia Commons