|• Total||5.32 km2 (2.05 sq mi)|
|• Density||550/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
Cybinka is located near the Oder River and the border with Germany, about 24 kilometres (15 miles) southeast of Słubice and about 61 kilometres (38 miles) northwest of the regional capital Zielona Góra. As of 2011[update], the town has 2,947 inhabitants.
The settlement was first mentioned in 1472, when the former lands of Lubusz had been incorporated into the Neumark region of the Margraviate of Brandenburg. In 1582 the margraves enfeoffed Ziebingen to the Protestant Order of Saint John commandry at Łagów.
The Order held the town until 1804; a local castle served as the seat of a commander (Komtur). From 1751 it was a possession of the Burgsdorff noble dynasty, who had it rebuilt in a Neo-Classical style. From 1801 it was the home of the Romantic poet Ludwig Tieck, who also stayed here after the castle was acquired by the Finck von Finckenstein family in 1802. Ziebingen became a venue for Romantic authors like Per Atterbom, Achim von Armin, Clemens Brentano or Joseph von Eichendorff, until in 1819 Tieck left for Dresden.
From 1815 Ziebingen was part of the Prussian province of Brandenburg. Ziebingen was devastated in the course of the Vistula–Oder Offensive of the Red Army on 4 February 1945. The Finckenstein castle survived the war, but burnt down completely in 1973.
- Jewish Community in Cybinka on Virtual Shtetl