Dobra (Bad Liebenwerda)

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Coordinates: 51 ° 30 ′ 52 ″  N , 13 ° 26 ′ 38 ″  E
Residents : 385  (December 31, 2016)
Incorporation : December 6, 1993
Postal code : 04924
Area code : 035341
Location of Dobra in Bad Liebenwerda

Dobra is a district of the city of Bad Liebenwerda in the Elbe-Elster district in Brandenburg and is located three kilometers east of the city in the Niederlausitzer Heidelandschaft nature park .

Dobra belonged to the Bad Liebenwerda district until it was incorporated in 1992 and currently has 353 inhabitants.


Old school

Interpretation of the place name

Dobra owes its name to the Sorbian dobra voda, which means "good water" and may have been derived from the original stream name.

Local history

The traces of human settlement go back to prehistoric times. An approximately 3000 year old burial ground with barrows indicates a Bronze Age settlement. The first written mention of the place comes from the year 1422.

The Dobra church was probably built in 1483 and the village's mills are mentioned as early as 1505, which were driven by a spring that is still today a water dispenser for the Maasdorf ponds. It is believed to be the same water that sinks into the meadows at the Kraupa forestry and reappears on the Dobraer Flur.

In 1529, on the occasion of the first church visitation, the place was ecclesiastically separated from Wahrenbrück and connected to the parish of Liebenwerda. By the former importance of the place and the own testament Dingstuhl the Office Liebenwerda , which was mentioned in 1550 and, even Liebenwerda (except the castle district), next to Dobra Maasdorf , Zobersdorf and Zeischa belonged.

In 1659, as a result of the Thirty Years' War, there were only five of the 20 families left in Dobra . On January 1, 1711, the Dobra lower mill burned down.

With the construction of the first houses in 1800 on the nearby Sandberg, the place Neudobra was formed, which is now also called vineyards . During the Wars of Liberation , the area between Heidchensberg and Zeischa was besieged by Prussian troops in the spring of 1813 and the Tauentziensche Corps was partially encamped in Dobra.

In 1897 the old school in the village was demolished and a new one built. In 1904 the place had 400 inhabitants, while in 1934 Dobra and Neudobra already had 1040 inhabitants. In 1936, the Dobra district Neudobra was reclassified to Bad Liebenwerda.

On December 6, 1993 Dobra was incorporated into the city of Bad Liebenwerda.

More historical data

  • In the First World War , 31 people from Dobra are killed and in the Second , 35 people are killed
  • 1959: Establishment of the LPG
  • 1970: Closure of the Dobra school
  • 1973: Establishment of the cottage settlement on Mühlenweg
  • 1989–1990: Construction of the fire station
  • 1993: A housing estate for the Bad Liebenwerda health clinic is built in Dobra .

Population development

Population development of Dobra since 1875
year Residents year Residents year Residents
1875 300 1946 581 1989 415
1890 350 1950 515 1990 413
1910 600 1964 458 1991 399
1925 891 1971 436 1992 384
1933 1040 1981 439 2005 399
1939 359 1985 457 2012 353

Culture and sights


The small late Gothic village church with a carved altar from around 1520, the church square and the former hunting lodge of Friedrich August II. , Who later became the forester's house from the 18th century, are worth seeing . The mills are still partially preserved today. Along the old village street, old farmsteads, including some half-timbered buildings, characterize the village green. Not far from the church is the now renovated pigeon house of the former Dobraer Obermühle . The small building from the 18th century is now a listed building.

Regular events

Annual Indian festivals and the Dobra riding and jumping tournament are known beyond the region.


  • Wolfgang Eckelmann, Michael Ziehlke: Chronicle of the city of Liebenwerda. Edited by Association for City Marketing and Economy Bad Liebenwerda eV Winklerdruck GmbH Gräfenhainichen, Bad Liebenwerda 2007, p. 248 to 249 .

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Community and district directory of the state of Brandenburg. Land surveying and geographic base information Brandenburg (LGB), accessed on June 22, 2020.
  2. Population development in the city of Bad Liebenwerda and its districts in recent years. (PDF; 48 kB) Archived from the original on November 30, 2012 ; Retrieved February 7, 2014 .
  3. ^ Changes in the municipalities of Germany, see 1993 StBA
  4. Historical municipality directory 2005 for Brandenburg ( online as PDF file )