|• Mayor||Helmut Wenzel (CDU)|
|• Total||138.78 km2 (53.58 sq mi)|
|Elevation||52 m (171 ft)|
|• Density||120/km2 (300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Lübbenau (German pronunciation: [lʏbəˈnaʊ], Lower Sorbian: Lubnjow [ˈlubnʲow]) is a town of 17,897 in the Oberspreewald-Lausitz district of Brandenburg, Germany. It is located in the Spreewald about 82 km (51 mi) southeast of Berlin.
Lübbenau was first mentioned in a sales document in 1315 but is believed to be much older due to excavations below the castle that show settlement from the 8th or 9th century.
From 1364 to 1635, Lübbenau was part of the Kingdom of Bohemia, and then until 1815 Lübbenau was a part of the Electorate of Saxony. From 1815 to 1918, Lübbenau was governed by the Kingdom of Prussia.
The city comprises the following quarters (Ortsteile):
- Groß Beuchow, comprising Klein Beuchow
- Groß Klessow, comprising Klein Klessow and Redlitz
- Groß Lübbenau
- Klein Radden, comprising Radden
- Kittlitz, comprising Eisdorf, Lichtenau and Schönfeld
Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.
Lübbenau offers a variety of sights. Departing from the old town center, visitors can explore the marina with its traditional boats, or a castle which set in a nicely arranged park, including an orangerie with a cafe and a hotel. There are cycling routes to nearby villages, and boat rides are popular with tourists. The city wall's history dates back to the Middle Ages and the museum next to the city gate offers insights into the architecture as well as the rich history of the region.
Sons and daughtrs of the town
- Romy Müller (born 1958), track and field athlete and Olympic champion
- Jens Riewa (born 1963), presenter and newscaster of the Tagesschau
Other personalities who are associated with the town
- Ehm Welk (1884-1966), writer, lived for a time in Lübbenau
- Nico (1938-1988), civil Christa Päffgen, model and singer, lived as a child in Lübbenau
- Marc Huster (born 1970), weight lifter, grew up in Lübbenau
- "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2015 (Fortgeschriebene amtliche Einwohnerzahlen auf Grundlage des Zensus 2011)". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). 2016.
- Boundaries as of 2013
- Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons
Media related to Lübbenau at Wikimedia Commons
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