Brake (Lemgo)

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City of Lemgo
Coordinates: 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 village
Aerial view of Brake with Lemgo in the background

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 .



  • 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



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 ).

Web links

Commons : Brake  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Martin Bünermann: The communities of the first reorganization program in North Rhine-Westphalia . Deutscher Gemeindeverlag, Cologne 1970, p. 68 .