Lübben (Spreewald) was founded around the same time as its castle was built in 1150. Surprisingly enough, Lübben is actually a spa town, as well as a historical site.
Here in Lübben, the historical sites are intermingled with the cultural ones. The early 18th century Staendi Country House now holds the town’s cultural meetings. Schlossinsel Lübben has the most beautiful gardens and hosts many wonderful summer concerts.
The Renaissance style Schloss Lübben is the home of the town’s city and regional museum. There’s a quaint little castle restaurant here, too, in case you want to dine feeling like royalty.
The town did have a 14th century Stadtmauer, sadly there are only two little sections remaining today.
In a more modern day history, you’ll find a memorial dedicated to Lübben’s Jewish community, as the town’s only Jewish cemetery was destroyed in Kristallnacht in 1938.
One thing sure to stick out is how the town’s countryside is simply idyllic with green meadows, lush forests, and crystal clear rivers. To get the full experience get over to the Pension Lehnigksberg for a true spa and sauna experience. Besides, there’s also the chance to go paddle boating, rent a boat, or bicycle to see the landscape.
There’s great sports to be done here in Lübben with plenty of walking, cycling, and Nordic Walking trails to keep you busy. While you’re out there look for the Lübbener Hain & Liuba Stone in the Oak Forest, a statue dedicated to a pagan goddess.
Spring, summer, and autumn are the town’s more popular seasons since many of the festivals and concerts are held during this time of the year. Speaking of festivals, there’s the Island Music Summer, with concerts held all summer long; and the Spreewald Festival — complete with fireworks — held annually on the third weekend in September.
But, Lübben doesn’t let a little cold weather stop it, since it hosts many winter concerts, too.
Here’s a four-season town that is sure to enthrall you any part of the year, giving you the option of joining in on any of its festivals, or just cycle down its landscape and peddle down along the rivers!