Buch (Berlin)

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For the railway station, see Berlin-Buch station.
Buch
Quarter of Berlin
The Schlosskirche Buch
The Schlosskirche Buch
Coat of arms of Buch
Coat of arms
Buch  is located in Germany
Buch
Buch
Coordinates: 52°38′01″N 13°29′57″E / 52.63361°N 13.49917°E / 52.63361; 13.49917Coordinates: 52°38′01″N 13°29′57″E / 52.63361°N 13.49917°E / 52.63361; 13.49917
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Pankow
Founded 1342
Area
 • Total 18.2 km2 (7.0 sq mi)
Population (30 June 2008)
 • Total 13,188
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 0309) 13125
Vehicle registration B

Buch is a German locality (Ortsteil) within the Berlin borough (Bezirk) of Pankow.

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1347, on Panke river, a tributary of Spree.[1] Until 1920 Buch was a Brandenburger municipality merged in Berlin with the "Greater Berlin Act". From 1949 to 1990 it was part of East Berlin.

Geography[edit]

Located in north-eastern suburb of the city, Buch represents the northernmost locality of Berlin, with its northernmost point at the Rieselfelder, a former sewage farm transformed in a rural area part of the Bucher Forest (in Barnim Nature Park [2]). In this area it counts a lake named Bogensee.

In its large border with Brandenburg, Buch is surrounded by the municipalities of Wandlitz and Panketal (with the civil parishes of Zepernick, Röntgental and Neu Buch [3]), both in the district of Barnim. The Berliner localities bordering with Buch are Blankenfelde, Französisch Buchholz and Karow. In this Ortsteil it exist a zone named Stadtrandsiedlung Buch.

Transport[edit]

The locality is served by the urban rail line S2, part of the S-Bahn, at the station of Buch. It is also traversed, at its southern borders, by the Berliner beltway (A10, known as "Berliner Ring"). Nearest exit to Buch is the n.36, "Berlin-Weißensee".

Photogallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (German) Historical chronicles about Buch
  2. ^ Infos on the NPB official website. Click on "Naturpark", then click on "Region"
  3. ^ Named after Buch

Literature[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Buch at Wikimedia Commons