|o Mayor||Heinrich Josef Reker (non-party)|
|o Total||88.64 km2 (34.22 sq mi)|
|Elevation||105 m (344 ft)|
|o Density||110/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|o Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Dialling codes||05281, 05283|
The first written issue of Lügde appears in 784, in the annals of the Frankish Empire, when Charlemagne visited the village during the Saxon Wars. During these wars Charlemagne celebrated his first Christmas in Saxony in Lügde, and the site then became the location of the first church to be built in Saxony. The gothic church was rebuilt in the 12th century and it is still standing today. The church is known as the Kirche St. Kilian.