State newspaper for the Lüneburg Heath

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State newspaper for the Lüneburg Heath

description regional daily newspaper
publishing company State newspaper for the Lüneburger Heide GmbH
First edition January 15, 1946
Frequency of publication Monday to Saturday
Sold edition 27,288 copies
( IVW 2/2020, Mon-Sat)
Editor-in-chief Marc Rath
editor Wolf-Christian Bergmann, Christian von Stern, Jens Wiesemann
Web link
ZDB 1018994-4
Publishing house of the state newspaper in Lüneburg

The national newspaper for the Lüneburg Heath , or LZ for short , first appeared on January 15, 1946. It was the third license for a daily newspaper in the British occupation zone. The LZ is a typical local newspaper based in Lüneburg . The distribution area includes the district of Lüneburg , the Elbmarsch ( Tespe ), parts of the district of Uelzen ( Bienenbüttel , Bad Bevensen ) and the district of Harburg ( Salzhausen ).

The LZ has a sold circulation of 27,288 copies, editor-in-chief has been Marc Rath since January 1, 2018. LZ is an independent publisher with three families of publishers (Wiesemann, Bergmann and von Stern). The newspaper is a cooperation partner in the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND). The LZ supplies the Elbe-Jeetzel-Zeitung , the Winsener Anzeiger and the Böhme-Zeitung with pages for the areas of politics, economics, sport, media, various things, magazines and advice.

The Landeszeitung publishing house for the Lüneburger Heide GmbH prints the regional newspaper in the oldest family-owned printing house in the world, the von Stern'schen printing house, which has existed since 1614.

The LZ is usually 28 or 32 pages long during the week and a 12-page magazine at the weekend. The interview of the week and the daily comments in press reviews are cited particularly often. In 2017 the LZ editors Anna Sprockhoff and Katja Grundmann were awarded the German Local Journalist Prize of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for the multi-media project “Growing up as a refugee child”, which won other awards.

The LZ has been online since 2000, the e-paper is a rich media app, with sharply increasing subscription numbers. The LZ is present on the Internet with the homepages,,, in the app stores with the offers LZ.ePaper , LZplus and Kaufhaus Lüneburg .

Of the five men (Walter Bergmann, Harald Bumann, Heinz Diestelmann, Ernst Riggert and Ernst Wiesemann) who received the LZ license in Lüneburg City Hall in January 1946, two descendants are LZ publishers to this day: Wolf Christian Bergmann and Jens Wiesemann.

The editors-in-chief of the state newspaper

  • Christoph Ernst Riggert (1946–1949)
  • Hermann Ina (1950–1963)
  • Helmut C. Pless (1963-1983)
  • Klaus Steiner (1984–1985)
  • Horst Witte (1985–1988)
  • Werner J. Rausch (1989–1991)
  • Christoph Steiner (1992-2017)
  • Mark Rath (since 2018)

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Landeszeitung Lüneburg: 70 years ago today . State newspaper for the Lüneburger Heide GmbH. January 14, 2016. Retrieved July 11, 2019.
  2. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, Mon-Sat ( details and quarterly comparison on )
  3. New LZ editor-in-chief on tour of 100 locations. In: January 2, 2018, accessed August 15, 2018 .
  4. RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland. Retrieved August 15, 2018 .
  5. Anna Sprockhoff and Benjamin Piel among the top 10. In: December 22, 2017. Retrieved August 15, 2018 .
  6. Award for local journalism: LZ celebrates first place. In: October 24, 2017, accessed August 15, 2018 .