Altdöbern

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Altdöbern
Castle
Castle
Coat of arms of Altdöbern
Coat of arms
Altdöbern   is located in Germany
Altdöbern
Altdöbern
Coordinates: 51°38′59″N 14°01′59″E / 51.64972°N 14.03306°E / 51.64972; 14.03306Coordinates: 51°38′59″N 14°01′59″E / 51.64972°N 14.03306°E / 51.64972; 14.03306
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Oberspreewald-Lausitz
Municipal assoc. Altdöbern
Government
 • Mayor Peter Winzer (SPD)
Area
 • Total 61.60 km2 (23.78 sq mi)
Elevation 87 m (285 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 2,527
 • Density 41/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 03229
Dialling codes 035434
Vehicle registration OSL
Website www.altdoebern.de

Altdöbern (Lower Sorbian Stara Darbnja) is a municipality in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district, in southern Brandenburg, Germany.

Geography[edit]

Altdöbern lies in Lower Lusatia, but is not part of its sorbian inhabited area. The flat landscape is dominated by large forests and new lakes created from the remainings of former opencast lignite mines since the 1990s. One of these is 880 ha (2200 acre) large Altdöberner See, east of the town. Its flooding is planned to be finished in the 2020s.

The municipality of Altdöbern also contains the settlements Pritzen, Peitzendorf and Chransdorf and the villages Ranzow and Reddern.

The municipalities of Altdöbern, Bronkow, Luckaitztal, Neupetershain (Nowe Wiki) and Neu-Seeland together form the municipal federation Amt Altdöbern.

Culture and architecture[edit]

The baroque castle of Altdöbern (Schloss Altdöbern) with its surrounding park (Schlosspark) is just northwest of the central market square (Markt). The first castle was built in the 16th century in renaissance style, but later replaced by a new building in baroque architecture including rococo elements. Intense restorations are still in progress, but the interior of the castle can be visited during special events such as the annual park festival (Parksommerträume). The landscape park also contains a small French garden and the large Salzteich lake.

The protestant church at the market square was built only in 1918–1921, after the medieval predecessor burned in 1914. Other protestant churches exist in Pritzen and Reddern. A minor catholic church exists at the Waldstraße in Altdöbern.

Transport[edit]

Via the state road L 53 Altdöbern is connected with Großräschen (B 96) to the south and Calau to the north. Next Autobahn junctions are Freienhufen and Bronkow at A 13 (Berlin–Dresden) and Cottbus-West at A 15 (Berlin–Forst).

Railway stop Haltepunkt Altdöbern gives regional connections to Berlin, Cottbus and Dresden (via Senftenberg).

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)
Altdöbern:
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[2]
Year Population
1875 2 150
1890 2 531
1910 3 035
1925 2 845
1933 2 988
1939 2 886
1946 3 651
1950 3 797
1964 4 694
1971 4 329
Year Population
1981 3 751
1985 3 710
1989 3 579
1990 3 548
1991 3 457
1992 3 658
1993 3 771
1994 3 741
1995 3 415
1996 3 418
Year Population
1997 3 430
1998 3 403
1999 3 367
2000 3 292
2001 3 175
2002 3 148
2003 3 108
2004 3 029
2005 2 977
2006 2 923
Year Population
2007 2 854
2008 2 835
2009 2 770
2010 2 694
2011 2 660
2012 2 605
2013 2 550
2014 2 531
2015 2 527

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