willkommen-in-germany: Lychen – Stadt der Seen, Brandenburg,…

willkommen-in-germany:

Lychen – Stadt der Seen, Brandenburg, Northeastern Germany. Lychen is a town in the Uckermark district. The Uckermark became part of Brandenburg-Prussia in 1618, but was ravaged during the Thirty Years’ War. Frederick William, the Great Elector, invited large numbers of French Huguenots to resettle here – they helped develop the local economy and culture. In 1701 the territory became part of the Kingdom of Prussia. In 1815 after the Napoleonic Wars, it was part of Prussian Brandenburg. During WW2, the Uckermark was a battleground. Many towns here were severely damaged. As part of East Germany after the war, the region was divided between Neubrandenburg and Frankfurt (Oder). With German Reunification in 1990, most of the region voted to become part of the restored state of Brandenburg, with the exception of the small Strasburg region that went to Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. http://www.lychen.de