Lübbenau

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Lübbenau
Local castle
Local castle
Coat of arms of Lübbenau
Coat of arms
Lübbenau   is located in Germany
Lübbenau
Lübbenau
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
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Oberspreewald-Lausitz
Government
 • Mayor Helmut Wenzel (CDU)
Area
 • Total 138.78 km2 (53.58 sq mi)
Elevation 52 m (171 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 16,276
 • Density 120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 03222
Dialling codes 03542
Vehicle registration OSL
Website www.luebbenau.de

Lübbenau (German pronunciation: [lʏbəˈnaʊ], Lower Sorbian: Lubnjow [ˈlubnʲow]) 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.

History[edit]

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.

Demography[edit]

Lübbenau/Spreewald:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Population
1875 10 174
1890 10 359
1910 10 549
1925 10 526
1933 9 918
1939 9 672
1946 13 341
1950 12 986
1964 22 542
1971 26 192
Year Population
1981 25 270
1985 24 295
1989 24 181
1990 23 854
1991 23 037
1992 23 043
1993 22 733
1994 22 510
1995 22 182
1996 21 828
Year Population
1997 21 450
1998 20 998
1999 20 530
2000 19 959
2001 19 474
2002 19 116
2003 18 272
2004 17 995
2005 17 808
2006 17 560
Year Population
2007 17 290
2008 17 098
2009 16 936
2010 16 820
2011 16 438
2012 16 276

Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.[3]

Sights[edit]

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.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Lübbenau at Wikimedia Commons