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Coat of arms of Löbtau -North and -South
Coat of arms of Dresden
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district and statistical districts No. 92 and 93 of Dresden
Landkreis Bautzen Landkreis Sächsische Schweiz-Osterzgebirge Landkreis Meißen Äußere Neustadt (Antonstadt) Albertstadt Blasewitz Briesnitz Bühlau/Weißer Hirsch Coschütz/Gittersee Cossebaude/Mobschatz/Oberwartha Cotta Friedrichstadt Gönnsdorf/Pappritz Gompitz/Altfranken Gorbitz-Süd Gorbitz-Ost Gorbitz-Nord/Neuomsewitz Großzschachwitz Gruna Dresdner Heide Hellerau/Wilschdorf Hellerberge Hosterwitz/Pillnitz Innere Altstadt Innere Neustadt Johannstadt-Nord Johannstadt-Süd Kaditz Kleinpestitz/Mockritz Kleinzschachwitz Flughafen/Industriegebiet Klotzsche Klotzsche Langebrück/Schönborn Laubegast Leipziger Vorstadt Leuben Leubnitz-Neuostra Lockwitz Löbtau-Nord Löbtau-Süd Loschwitz/Wachwitz Mickten Naußlitz Niedersedlitz Pieschen-Nord/Trachenberge Pieschen-Süd Pirnaische Vorstadt Plauen Prohlis-Nord Prohlis-Süd Radeberger Vorstadt Räcknitz/Zschertnitz Reick Schönfeld/Schullwitz Seevorstadt-Ost/Großer Garten Seidnitz/Dobritz Strehlen Striesen-Ost Striesen-Süd Striesen-West Südvorstadt-West Südvorstadt-Ost Tolkewitz/Seidnitz-Nord Trachau Weixdorf Weißig Wilsdruffer Vorstadt/Seevorstadt-WestLocation of the statistical district Löbtau in Dresden
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Coordinates 51 ° 2 '34 "  N , 13 ° 41' 53"  E Coordinates: 51 ° 2 '34 "  N , 13 ° 41' 53"  E.
height 112  m above sea level NN
surface 2.34 km²
Residents 19,529 (Dec. 31, 2013)
Population density 8346 inhabitants / km²
Incorporation Jan. 1, 1903
Post Code 01159
prefix 0351
Website www.dresden.de
Borough Cotta
Transport links
Federal road B173
tram 2, 6, 7, 12
bus 61, 62, 63, 85, 90, A, 333
Division of the Löbtau district into two statistical districts
36. Emil-Ueberall-Str. 34

Löbtau is a district of Dresden and belongs to the Dresden city ​​district Cotta . It borders the districts of Friedrichstadt , Cotta , Gorbitz , Naußlitz , Dölzschen , Plauen and Südvorstadt .

At times the largest independent rural community in Saxony was mentioned in a document as early as 1068 and is therefore mentioned for the first time 138 years before Dresden. As a suburb, it was incorporated into Dresden in 1903.

In the local colloquial language, the district is also referred to as Kuh-Löbte or Löbbe.


Löbtau was first mentioned in 1068 as “Liubituwa” (“lovely floodplain”) when the German King Heinrich IV gave two hooves from his property to the Meissen Monastery. Löbtau is one of the oldest documented settlements in the Elbe Valley. The history probably goes back to the origins of the Sorbs . The place was subordinate to the cathedral monastery of Meissen , but was handed over to the Electorate of Saxony in the course of the Reformation .

In the 19th century, the suburbs grew along with the neighboring city of Dresden . Löbtau had only 163 inhabitants in 1834, but the population multiplied over the next few decades and Löbtau became the largest rural community in Saxony. In 1875 the New Annenfriedhof was laid out. In 1881 Löbtau received a horse-drawn tram connection to Dresden, this line was electrified in 1900. There were several mills in the village along the Weißeritzmühlgraben . At the beginning of the 20th century, Löbtau was a factory and workers' suburb, for the most part with closed development. On January 1, 1903, it was incorporated into Dresden with around 39,000 inhabitants.

During the Second World War , there were building damage in Löbtau from bombing in 1944 and 1945, when the railway facilities ( Dresden-Friedrichstadt station and Wilsdruffer Vorstadt / coal station ) were attacked. Some streets were partially destroyed. Siemens'sche Glaswerk existed on Freiberger Strasse until 1945. After the destruction of Dresden city center on 13/14 February 1945 the largely intact Löbtau with the Kesselsdorfer Straße as the center became the most important business center in the west of Dresden. The remaining building fabric fell into disrepair as a remote quarter during the GDR era. Some areas were not rebuilt and left to decay. After the reunification of Germany in 1990, extensive renovation measures were carried out.


The district has a population of almost 20,000 and its social composition is mixed. Despite its increasing attractiveness, it is considered a simple to medium-sized residential area . The residential structure in Löbtau is characterized in particular by numerous old buildings and side streets with lots of green areas. Löbtau is considered quieter and greener than the Äußere Neustadt , Dresden's pub district . Due to the proximity to the TU Dresden and the favorable transport connections, Löbtau is also becoming increasingly attractive for students .


Löbtau is connected to Dresden city center and other parts of the city by tram lines 2, 6, 7 and 12 as well as bus lines 61, 62, 63, 85 and 90 of the Dresden public transport company . Otherwise, regional buses run by the Saxon Switzerland-Eastern Ore Mountains regional traffic in the direction of Freital (line A) and Kesselsdorf - Wilsdruff - Mohorn (line 333). Not far from the district are the S-Bahn stations Dresden-Plauen and (since 2004) Freiberger Straße, as well as the Dresden-Friedrichstadt station , which is only served by regional trains .


Sons and daughters

See also


  • Friedrich Eduard Falland: History of the place Löbtau . Löbtau 1896 ( digitized as well as alternative digitized )
  • Cornelius Gurlitt : Löbtau. In:  Descriptive representation of the older architectural and art monuments of the Kingdom of Saxony. 24. Issue: Amtshauptmannschaft Dresden-Altstadt (Land) . CC Meinhold, Dresden 1904, p. 79.
  • Matthias Stresow: Kuhlöbte in the middle of Dresden. In: Igeltour Dresden (ed.): Dresden - Looking for traces with Igeltour, Saxophon 2014, pp. 80-105, ISBN 978-3-943444-24-7

Web links

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

Individual evidence

  1. Municipal directory Germany 1900: Amtshauptmannschaft Dresden-Altstadt