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Coat of arms of Teupitz
Coat of arms
Teupitz   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 52°08′10″N 13°36′38″E / 52.13611°N 13.61056°E / 52.13611; 13.61056Coordinates: 52°08′10″N 13°36′38″E / 52.13611°N 13.61056°E / 52.13611; 13.61056
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Dahme-Spreewald
Municipal assoc. Schenkenländchen
 • Mayor Dirk Schierhorn (BNW)
 • Total 48.00 km2 (18.53 sq mi)
Elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 1,813
 • Density 38/km2 (98/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 15755
Dialling codes 033766
Vehicle registration LDS
Website www.teupitz.de

Teupitz (Lower Sorbian: Tupc) is a small town in the Dahme-Spreewald district, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is the administrative seat of the Schenkenländchen municipal association (Amt).


The town is situated on the southern shore of Teupitzer See lake, 29 km (18 mi) northwest of the district capital Lübben, and about 45 km (28 mi) south of Berlin centre. The municipal area comprises the subdivisions of Egsdorf, Neuendorf and Tornow.

It has access to the Bundesautobahn 13, part of the European route E55, at the nearby Teupitz junction.


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)
Population development within the current boundaries
Year Popul.
1875 1400
1890 1470
1925 3019
1933 3614
1939 3988
1946 2622
1950 2695
1964 2286
1971 2126
1981 1819
Year Popul.
1985 1725
1989 1649
1990 1652
1991 1629
1992 1658
1993 1689
1994 1744
1995 1733
1996 1711
1997 1672
Year Popul.
1998 1794
1999 1826
2000 1843
2001 1891
2002 1888
2003 1885
2004 1887
2005 1926
2006 1920
2007 1890
Year Popul.
2008 1870
2009 1844
2010 1831
2011 1802
2012 1786

Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.[3]


Teupitz probably arose from a medieval Slavic settlement during the Ostsiedlung of German peasants and craftsmen. A Tupcz fortification was first mentioned in a 1307 deed, issued by Margrave Herman of Brandenburg at Spandau. The Ascanian rulers of Margraviate of Brandenburg had just acquired the estates in the former March of Lusatia from Margrave Dietrich IV of Wettin.

Teupitz Castle, lithograph,
coll. Alexander Duncker (1813-1897)

The castle, located on a peninsula, from about 1330 served as a seat of the Schenk von Landsberg noble family. In 1411 one Albert Schenk von Landsberg, Lord of Teupitz and of Seyda in Saxe-Wittenberg, served as the Saxon representative at the (second) election of King Sigismund. The dynasty flourished for about four centuries until its extinction in 1721, leaving the local water castle as well as further residences in Königs Wusterhausen and Groß Leuthen. They also had the Brick Gothic Holy Ghost parish church erected and in 1437 on their own authority elevated Teupitz to the status of a town.

From 1717 the remnants of the castle were acquired by the Prussian state and served as the seat of the local Prussian Amt administration until 1812, when it was purchased as a private Rittergut manor. The town privileges were acknowledged in the 1808 Prussian reforms and a town hall was erected in 1830. After Theodor Fontane had published his Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg travelogue in 1880, Teupitz due to its picturesque setting became a popular destination for daytrippers from the Berlin agglomeration. In 1910 the Prussian Province of Brandenburg opened a sanatorium and in 1930 the former castle was again rebuilt as a hotel, which after World War II was used as a recreation centre by the East German Communist Party (SED).


Town hall

Seats in the town's assembly (Stadtverordnetenversammlung) as of 2008 elections:

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