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Coat of arms of Griebo
Coordinates: 51 ° 52 ′ 51 ″  N , 12 ° 30 ′ 34 ″  E
Height : 75 m above sea level NHN
Area : 10.6 km²
Residents : 579  (December 31, 2016)
Population density : 55 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation : January 1, 2008
Postal code : 06886
Area code : 034903
Griebo (Saxony-Anhalt)

Location in Saxony-Anhalt

Griebo is a village and part of Lutherstadt Wittenberg in Saxony-Anhalt .


Griebo is located in the Fläming Nature Park at the mouth of the Grieboer Bach in the Elbe (the brook originates in Fläming in the north in the Cobbelsdorf district ). The town of Coswig (Anhalt) is in the immediate vicinity to the west, and the Apollensdorf district of Wittenberg borders Griebo to the east .


Saint John's Church

In 1201 Griebo appears for the first time in a document. The late Romanesque St. John's Church in the town dates from this time and was used as a fortified church , especially around the Thirty Years War , as Griebo was on a military road and was often looted.

In 1936 the prisoner camp “Elbe regulation Post Griebo bei Coswig (Anhalt)” was set up for 400 prisoners. This also included 150 prisoners who were housed on a barge named "Biber". The economic purpose was the dredging of gravel from the river bed of the Elbe. This should deepen the river bed and thus improve inland navigation. From 1939 the prisoner camp of Dessau-Roßlau also belonged to the Elbe regulation camp in Griebo . Overall, these sub-camps belonged to the Elbe regulation camp Griebo:

  • Field office of the Elbregulierung Griebo prisoner camp in Aken at IG Farben AG
  • External command of the prison camp Elbe regulation Post Griebo near Coswig (Anhalt) in Pretzsch (Elbe)
  • External command of the prison camp Elbe regulation Post Griebo (near Coswig Anhalt) in Wittenberg
  • External command "Dessau men's camp" of the Elbe regulation prison camp, Post Griebo (near Coswig Anhalt) in Dessau-Roßlau
  • External command "Camp Creudnitz" of the prison camp Elbe regulation Post Griebo
  • External command of the prison camp Elbe regulation Post Griebo, barge “Biber” in Griebo

In 1944 three female prisoners were also interned in the camp. One of these women was Irene Seiler , who had been sentenced to several years in prison for “ racial disgrace ”.

Administrative affiliation

until 1945 district of Zerbst ( Anhalt )

1945 District of Zerbst ( Province of Saxony )

1946 Zerbst district ( Saxony-Anhalt )

1952 Roßlau district , ( Halle district )

1990 Roßlau district (Saxony-Anhalt)

1994 County of Anhalt-Zerbst (Saxony-Anhalt)

2007 Wittenberg district (Saxony-Anhalt)

On January 1, 2008, the community of Griebo was incorporated into Lutherstadt Wittenberg.


coat of arms

Blazon : "In blue a silver heron with a golden beak and legs, standing on one leg, the other raised."

The coat of arms was designed in 2001 by the Magdeburg municipal heraldist Jörg Mantzsch and included in the approval process.


The flag of the former municipality of Griebo is silver (white) -blue (1: 1) striped (hoisting flag: stripes running vertically; cross flag: stripes running horizontally). The coat of arms of the municipality of Griebo is placed in the middle of the flag.


Griebo stop in 2001

Road traffic

Rail transport

The railway line Węgliniec – Roßlau has a stop in Griebo. From Griebo there are trains every hour from DB Regio to Dessau-Roßlau and further in the direction of Halle (Saale) or Leipzig and in the opposite direction to Lutherstadt Wittenberg - Falkenberg (Elster) .

Bus transport

The public transport is carried out by the bus company Vetter GmbH with a connection from the Wittenberg district of Apollensdorf via Griebo to Coswig (Anhalt). This is partly done in the dial-a-bus procedure . There is also a bus line from Wittenberg via Griebo and Coswig (Anhalt) to Roßlau.

Honorary citizen

See: List of honorary citizens of Wittenberg No. 20 to 23

supporting documents

  1. § 17 of the main statutes of Lutherstadt Wittenberg
  2. ^ Elbe regulation prisoner camp at
  3. Michael Löffelsender: Criminal Justice on the Home Front. Contributions to the legal history of the 20th century. Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2012.
  4. StBA Area: changes from 01.01. until December 31, 2008


Web links

Commons : Griebo  - Collection of Images