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LUBBEN

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Originally appearing in Volume V17, Page 85 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LUBBEN, a town of Germany, in the Prussian province of Brandenburg, on the Spree, 47 M. S.S.E. of Berlin, on the railway to Gorlitz. Pop. (1905) 7173. It is the chief town of the Spreewald, and has saw-mills and manufactories of hosiery, shoes and paper, and is famous for its gurken, or small pickling cucumbers. The poet Paul Gerhardt (1607–1676) was pastor here and is buried in the parish church.
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