City of LemgoCoordinates: 52 ° 0 ′ 57 ″ N , 8 ° 55 ′ 17 ″ E
|Height :||110 m above sea level NN|
|Area :||4.87 km²|
|Residents :||5028 (Dec. 31, 2010)|
|Population density :||1,032 inhabitants / km²|
|Incorporation :||1st January 1969|
|Postal code :||32657|
|Area code :||05261|
Location of Brake in Lemgo
Brake is one of 14 districts of the city of Lemgo and is located in the northeast of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the Lippe district . Brake has around 5000 inhabitants and is geographically part of the Lipper Bergland . The Landesverband Lippe is located in Braker Castle . The Brake Bible School is also located in this district .
Brake was founded in the last third of the 12th century by the nobleman Bernhard II zur Lippe. Presumably a predecessor settlement in Holzhausen existed north of the Brak town center. In the center is the Romanesque church from around 1190. Brake Castle was built on the Bega River at around the same time .
From 1584 the castle was converted into a Renaissance castle. Many castle servants settled in the village and the settlement area expanded considerably.
Brake received the greatest increase in both settlement area and inhabitants after 1945.
On January 1, 1969, the place lost its political independence and was incorporated into the city of Lemgo . Up to this point in time, Brake was the main town in the district of Lemgo .
- Romanesque Church of St. Nicolaus (Evangelical Reformed)
- Weser Renaissance Museum at Brake Castle
- Municipal gallery Haus Eichenmüller
- Wilhelm Süvern: Brake, history of the castle and the community Brake in Lippe , Lemgo 1960
- Andreas Mikolasek: The church in Brake, building history of the ev.-ref. Brake church in Lippe , Lemgo 1987
- Johann Balthasar (von) Hoffmann (1639–1705), Counts Lippe-Brake-scher Hofrat, Imperial Palatinate Count
- Ferdinand Bernhard von Hoffmann (1731–1802), President of the Chamber and from 1777 Chancellor of Lippe
- Franz Ewerbeck (1839–1889), architect and university professor, born in Brake
- August Ewerbeck (1875–1961), painter
- August Berlin (1910–1981), politician (SPD)
The station Brake (Lemgo) was on the railway line from Bielefeld Hameln . The nearest train station is now in Lemgo-Lüttfeld ( RB 73 Der Lipperländer ).
- Origin and development of the village of Brake
- The association Leben in Brake with association directory
- Brake (Lemgo) in the Westphalia Culture Atlas
- ↑ Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 68 .