Klettwitz (Lower Sorbian: Klěśišća) is a German village of Brandenburg, belonging to the municipality of Schipkau, situated in the historical region of Lower Lusatia.


Country: Germany
State: Brandenburg
District: Oberspreewald-Lausitz
Municipality: Schipkau
Population:1,342 (2000)[1]
Coordinates:51°32′34″N 13°53′42″E
Time zone:CET, UTC+1
Elevation:120 amsl
Postal code:01998
Dialing code:(+49) 035754


The village was first mentioned in 1370 with the name of Cleticz. Until December 31, 2001 it was an autonomous municipality merged into Schipkau.[2]


Klettwitz, part of the Lower Lusatia region, is located close to the borders with Saxony, 2 km in north of Schipkau. It is 6 km far from Senftenberg, 50 from Cottbus and 63 from Dresden. It is served by the motorway A13, connecting Dresden with Berlin, at the exit nr. 15 ("Klettwitz").

Some municipal localities (Siedlungsgebiete) are part of the suburb of Klettwitz. They are Herrnmühle (Knězny młyń, seat of the old hospital), Staudemühle (Pušćadłowe młyń), Treuhandsiedlung (Drjewojske sedlišćo) and Wilhelminensglück (Wilhelmincowy Gluki).

The Bergheider See is an artificial lake created in the pit left by the Klettwitz Nord mine.


Located close to Klettwitz it is the "EuroSpeedway Lausitz", a race track originally named "Lausitzring", opened in 2000.



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