Lubben (Spreewald)
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Lubben Spreewald

Lübben Castle
Lübben Castle
Coat of arms of Lübben/Lubin
Coat of arms
Location of Lübben/Lubin within Dahme-Spreewald district
Lübben (Spreewald) in LDS.png
Lübben/Lubin is located in Germany
Lübben/Lubin is located in Brandenburg
Coordinates: 51°57?N 13°54?E / 51.950°N 13.900°E / 51.950; 13.900Coordinates: 51°57?N 13°54?E / 51.950°N 13.900°E / 51.950; 13.900
Subdivisions6 Ortsteile bzw. Stadtbezirke
 o MayorLars Kolan (SPD)
 o Total119.91 km2 (46.30 sq mi)
50 m (160 ft)
 o Total14,022
 o Density120/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 o Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
Dialling codes03546
Vehicle registrationLDS

Lübben (Spreewald) (Lower Sorbian: Lubin (B?ota)) is a town of 14,000 people, capital of the Dahme-Spreewald district in the Lower Lusatia region of Brandenburg, Germany.

Administrative structure

Districts of the town are:

  • Lübben Stadt (Lower Sorbian: Lubin m?sto)
  • Hartmannsdorf (Hartmanojce)
  • Lubolz (Lubolc)
    • Groß Lubolz (Wjelike Lubolce)
    • Klein Lubolz (Ma?e Lubolce)
  • Neuendorf (Nowa Wjas)
  • Radensdorf (Radom; Radowa?ojce)
  • Steinkirchen (Kamjena)
  • Treppendorf (Ranchow)


The castle of Lubin in the March of Lusatia was first mentioned in an 1150 register of Nienburg Abbey and had received town privileges according to Magdeburg law by 1220. From 1301 the town in the centre of the Spreewald floodplain was in the possession of the monks of Dobrilugk Abbey, who sold it to Duke Rudolph I of Saxe-Wittenberg in 1329. After several conflicts with the Wittelsbach margraves of Brandenburg the March of Lusatia was finally acquired by Emperor Charles IV of Luxembourg in 1367 who incorporated Lübben into the Kingdom of Bohemia. In the 15th century Lübben became the seat of the Bohemian Vogt administrator and the provincial diet (Landtag) of Lower Lusatia.

In 1526 the House of Habsburg inherited the Bohemian kingdom including Lusatia, which in 1623 Ferdinand II of Habsburg had to give in pawn to Elector John George I of Saxony. The Saxon Electorate finally acquired Lübben by signing the 1635 Peace of Prague. After the Napoleonic Wars it again fell to the Prussian province of Brandenburg by the final act of the 1815 Congress of Vienna.

During World War II, Lübben was taken by Soviet troops of the 3rd Guards Army on 27 April 1945.



Seats in the municipal assembly (Stadtverordnetenversammlung) as of 2008 elections:

Lübben is twinned with Wolsztyn in Poland and Neunkirchen, Saarland in Germany.

Neuhaus Manor

Places of interest

  • Spreewald biosphere reserve
  • Lübben Castle, on medieval foundations, rebuilt in the 17th century under the rule of Duke Christian I of Saxe-Merseburg
  • Neuhaus Manor in Steinkirchen, built in 1801, former residence of author Christoph Ernst von Houwald from 1822 on
  • Romanesque St Pancras fieldstone church in Steinkirchen built in the early 13th century, one of the oldest preserved churches in Lower Lusatia
  • Paul Gerhardt Church from the 16th century, where Paul Gerhardt preached from 1669 on
  • Roman Catholic Trinity Church, built in 1862

Notable people

Born in Lübben

Related to Lübben


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung im Land Brandenburg nach amtsfreien Gemeinden, Ämtern und Gemeinden 31. Dezember 2019". Amt für Statistik Berlin-Brandenburg (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.Population Projection Brandenburg at Wikimedia Commons

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