Lübben (Spreewald) ( Lower Sorbian: Lubin (Błota)) is a town of 14,000 people, capital of the Dahme-Spreewald district in the Lower Lusatia region of Brandenburg, Germany.
Administrative structure [ edit ]
Districts of the town are:
Lübben Stadt (Lower Sorbian:
Lubin město) Hartmannsdorf (
Hartmanojce) Lubolz (
Groß Lubolz (
Wjelike Lubolce) Klein Lubolz (
Małe Lubolce) Neuendorf (
Nowa Wjas) Radensdorf (
Radom; Radowašojce) Steinkirchen (
Kamjena) Treppendorf (
History [ edit ]
The castle of
Lubin in the March of Lusatia was first mentioned in an 1150 register of Nienburg Abbey and had received town privileges according to Magdeburg law by 1220. From 1301 the town in the centre of the Spreewald floodplain was in the possession of the monks of Dobrilugk Abbey, who sold it to Duke Rudolph I of Saxe-Wittenberg in 1329. After several conflicts with the Wittelsbach margraves of Brandenburg the March of Lustia was finally acquired by Emperor Charles IV of Luxembourg in 1367 who incorporated Lübben into the Kingdom of Bohemia. In the 15th century Lübben became the seat of the Bohemian administrator and the provincial diet Vogt ( of Landtag) Lower Lusatia.
In 1526 the
House of Habsburg inherited the Bohemian kingdom including Lusatia, which in 1623 Ferdinand II of Habsburg had to give in pawn to Elector John George I of Saxony. The Saxon Electorate finally acquired Lübben by signing the 1635 Peace of Prague. After the Napoleonic Wars it again fell to the Prussian province of Brandenburg by the final act of the 1815 Congress of Vienna.
World War II, Lübben was taken by Soviet troops of the 3rd Guards Army on 27 April 1945.
Demography [ edit ]
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 [2 ]
Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.
Politics [ edit ]
Seats in the municipal assembly
(Stadtverordnetenversammlung) as of 2008 elections:
twinned with Wolsztyn in Poland and Neunkirchen, Saarland in Germany.
Places of interest [ edit ]
Spreewald biosphere reserve Lübben Castle, on medieval foundations, rebuilt in the 17th century under the rule of Duke
Christian I of Saxe-Merseburg Neuhaus Manor in Steinkirchen, built in 1801, former residence of author
Christoph Ernst von Houwald from 1822 on
Romanesque St Pancras fieldstone church in Steinkirchen built in the early 13th century, one of the oldest preserved churches in Lower Lusatia Paul Gerhardt Church from the 16th century, where
Paul Gerhardt preached from 1669 on Roman Catholic Trinity Church, built in 1862
Notable people [ edit ]
Born in Lübben [ edit ]
Karin Büttner-Janz (* 1952 in Hartmannsdorf), German Olympic medal winner in artistic gymnastics and habilitated doctor
Henry Eugene Fritz (1875–1956), American painter
Siegbert Horn (* 1950 in Hartmannsdorf), German slalom canoer, Olympic champion
Louis Klopsch (1852–1910), American author and editor of The Christian Herald
Sylvio Kroll (* 1965), German Olympic medal winner in artistic gymnastics
Kornelia Kunisch (* 1959), German handball player, 1980 olympic bronze medal with the East German team
Otto Theodor von Manteuffel (1805–1882), German politician, Minister-President of Prussia
Rudolf Marloth (1855–1931), South African botanist, pharmacist and analytical chemist
Carl Siegemund Schönebeck (1758–1806), German composer and cellist
Ingo Spelly (* 1966), East German-German sprint canoer, Olympic champion
We Butter the Bread with Butter, German deathcore band formed in 2007
Richard Constantin Noschke (1867–1945),diary of his WW1 Alexandra Palace internment sufferings in Imperial War Museum,London.
Christian Lillinger (*1984) German musician and composer
Related to Lübben [ edit ]
Paul Gerhardt (1607–1676), German hymn writer, 1668 till his death archdeacon of Lübben
Christoph Ernst von Houwald (1778–1845), German dramatist and author
Götz von Houwald (1913-2001), German diplomat, historian and ethnographer, completed his secondary education in Lübben
Jens Riewa (* 1963), German television presenter and broadcast news analyst for the Tagesschau, grew up in Lübben
Daniel Ziebig (* 1983), German footballer, used to live in Lübben
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
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