Kloster Lehnin

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Kloster Lehnin
PM08-13 img03 Kloster Lehnin.jpg
Coat of arms of Kloster Lehnin
Coat of arms
Kloster Lehnin  is located in Germany
Kloster Lehnin
Kloster Lehnin
Coordinates: 52°19′00″N 12°45′00″E / 52.31667°N 12.75000°E / 52.31667; 12.75000Coordinates: 52°19′00″N 12°45′00″E / 52.31667°N 12.75000°E / 52.31667; 12.75000
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Potsdam-Mittelmark
 • Mayor Bernd Kreykenbohm
 • Total 199.30 km2 (76.95 sq mi)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,724
 • Density 54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 14542, 14778, 14797
Dialling codes 03382, 033207
Vehicle registration PM
Website www.lehnin.de

Kloster Lehnin or Lehnin is a municipality in the German state of Brandenburg, about 15 km (9.3 mi) southeast of Brandenburg an der Havel.


It was established on April 1, 2002 by the merger of 13 villages:

  • Damsdorf
  • Emstal (Schwina until 1937)
  • Göhlsdorf
  • Grebs
  • Krahne
  • Lehnin
  • Michelsdorf               
  • Nahmitz
  • Netzen
  • Prützke
  • Rädel
  • Reckahn
  • Rietz and
  • Trechwitz, incorporated on October 26, 2003

Centre of the municipality is Lehnin. It is best known for Lehnin Abbey, the oldest monastery in the Margraviate of Brandenburg, established in 1180 by Margrave Otto I. The adjacent settlement developed about 1415 out of a market held by the monks outside the abbey walls.

Today, this well-maintained area includes the renovated monastery church and other Gothic buildings.

In addition to tourism, Kloster Lehnin's local economy is supported primarily by a hospital network, the Evangelical Deaconess House Berlin Teltow Lehnin, by Hansa-Heemann AG, a mineral water and soft drinks company, by Grand River Enterprise, a cigarette company, and by Windeck, a metal construction company. These companies are located in the industrial area, Rietz.[2]



See also[edit]