Löbtau is the most beautiful district of Dresden because…
…it is simply very well laid out. Surveyor Emil Überall defined the anatomy of the district in 1875. Since then, it has been characterised by detached houses, lots of greenery, the large central cemetery and the three smaller parklike squares of Dorfplatz, Conertplatz and Bonhoefferplatz. Everything is airy, built on a generous scale and green. Add to that a cosmopolitan mix of people, young and old, who bring life to Löbtau.
How would you explain Löbtau to a stranger?
Imagine a pasture on a slope southwest of Dresden which caught the eye of the Bishop of Meissen as he approached the city 950 years ago. He named the small settlement ‘Liubituwa’. He observed the farmers herding their cattle and described the scene as picturesque and serene. With industrialisation, the village took on an urban character. It was incorporated into the city in 1903, and the inhabitants were now predominantly factory workers. At the same time, there was an influx of white-collar workers and academics. It’s still very mixed today: there are run-down areas but also streets where it is clear that people care deeply how the place looks.