Löwenberger Land

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Löwenberger Land
Church in Falkenthal
Church in Falkenthal
Coat of arms of Löwenberger Land
Coat of arms
Löwenberger Land  is located in Germany
Löwenberger Land
Löwenberger Land
Coordinates: 52°53′N 13°09′E / 52.883°N 13.150°E / 52.883; 13.150Coordinates: 52°53′N 13°09′E / 52.883°N 13.150°E / 52.883; 13.150
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Oberhavel
Government
 • Mayor Bernd-Christian Schneck (SPD)
Area
 • Total 244.83 km2 (94.53 sq mi)
Elevation 51 m (167 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 8,101
 • Density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 16775
Vehicle registration OHV
Website loewenberger-land.de

Löwenberger Land is a municipality in the Oberhavel district, in the German state of Brandenburg, about 50 km north of Berlin.

Overview[edit]

Established on December 31, 1997 it consists of 15 villages:

  • Falkenthal
  • Glambeck
  • Grieben
  • Großmutz
  • Grüneberg
  • Gutengermendorf
  • Häsen
  • Hoppenrade
  • Liebenberg
  • Linde
  • Löwenberg
  • Nassenheide (since 2003)
  • Neuendorf (since 2002)
  • Neulöwenberg
  • Teschendorf

Löwenberg was first mentioned in a 1269 deed, when it was acquired by the Bishopric of Brandenburg from the Brandenburg Margraves. A Gothic fieldstone church was erected in the 13th century. The church and large parts of the village were devastated by a fire in 1808. In 1877 Löwenberg gained access to the new Prussian Nordbahn railway line from Berlin to Neubrandenburg.

The municipality is known for Liebenberg Castle (Schloss Liebenberg) built in 1745, the former residence of Prince Philip of Eulenburg (1847–1921) who from 1886 on held a homophile political salon - the Liebenberg Circle - here. Members included the Berlin military commander Kuno von Moltke, the later Chancellor Bernhard von Bülow and Emperor Wilhelm II. The circle broke up in 1907 with the Harden-Eulenburg Affair.

Transportation[edit]

Löwenberg is situated at the junction of the Bundesstraßen 96 and 167. The Löwenberg railway station is served by the Nordbahn line from Berlin to Stralsund. In east-west direction train connections are also available toward Prenzlau and Rheinsberg. Further Nordbahn railway stations are also in the villages of Grüneberg and Nassenheide.

Notable people[edit]

Some historical sites[edit]

Demography[edit]

VOR ground antenna near Hoppenrade
Löwenberger Land:
Population development within the current boundaries (2013)
[2]
Year Population
1875 6 624
1890 7 334
1910 7 569
1925 8 002
1933 8 365
1939 9 195
1946 13 085
1950 12 565
1964 9 998
1971 9 900
Year Population
1981 8 837
1985 8 733
1989 8 647
1990 8 527
1991 8 432
1992 8 358
1993 8 302
1994 8 280
1995 8 294
1996 8 290
Year Population
1997 8 205
1998 8 260
1999 8 437
2000 8 471
2001 8 472
2002 8 481
2003 8 457
2004 8 436
2005 8 425
2006 8 305
Year Population
2007 8 230
2008 8 140
2009 8 093
2010 8 072
2011 8 016
2012 7 967
2013 7 975
2014 8 041
2015 8 101

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