Bützow

Bützow is a town in the district of Rostock in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany, centered on Bützower See.

Bützow
Town hall

Coat of arms
Location of Bützow within Rostock district
Bützow
Bützow
Coordinates: 53°51′N 11°59′E
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictRostock
Municipal assoc.Bützow Land
Government
  MayorChristian Grüschow (Ind.)
Area
  Total39.70 km2 (15.33 sq mi)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
  Total7,799
  Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
18246
Dialling codes038461
Vehicle registrationLRO, BÜZ, DBR, GÜ, ROS, TET
Websitewww.buetzow.de

History

The town was first mentioned in 1171. From 1815 to 1918 Bützow was part of the Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.

On 5 May 2015, the town was struck by an F3 tornado which caused severe damage to many buildings, including the local hospital.[2]

Culture

Medieval Bützow Castle is located in Bützow. The town also has a medieval Brick Gothic church, which contains an altarpiece made by the Master of the Bützow Altarpiece (1503).

Sons and daughters of the town

People who have worked in Bützow

References

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