Leubsdorf

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For Leubsdorf in the district of Freiberg, see Leubsdorf, Saxony.
Leubsdorf
Coat of arms of Leubsdorf
Coat of arms
Leubsdorf  is located in Germany
Leubsdorf
Leubsdorf
Coordinates: 50°32′50″N 7°17′35″E / 50.54722°N 7.29306°E / 50.54722; 7.29306Coordinates: 50°32′50″N 7°17′35″E / 50.54722°N 7.29306°E / 50.54722; 7.29306
Country Germany
State Rhineland-Palatinate
District Neuwied
Municipal assoc. Linz am Rhein
Government
 • Mayor Achim Pohlen (CDU)
Area
 • Total 10.22 km2 (3.95 sq mi)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,607
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 53547
Dialling codes 02644
Vehicle registration NR
Website www.leubsdorf-rhein.de

Geography[edit]

The village of Leubsdorf consists of the four parts Leubsdorf, Hesseln, Rothe Kreuz and Krumscheid.

History[edit]

First known documents about Leubsdorf date back to 1250. Much older documents of the year 640 are existent under "Lupstorf". The first church in Leubsdorf was built in the 13th century.

People[edit]

The locals are well known for gossiping and spreading rumors. An explanation for this is that due to its small size, news can travel quickly and Leubsdorf people, called die Leubsdorfer, form a strong community. Outsiders, however, might have a hard time getting into the community. This setting also provides fertile ground for jokes about the neighboring town of Dattenberg, which is due to its more favorable location on top of a hill often a target for teasing.

Sightseeing[edit]

Besides the impressive castle many half-timbered houses and old crosses are telling about history. The construction of the castle is to be mentioned in the 13th century. The most important celebration in Leubsdorf is the Walpurgis-Kirmes, which is organized by the Katholischer Junggesellenverein (The Catholic Youth).

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