|Municipal assoc.||Märkische Schweiz|
|• Mayor||Dr. Peter-Alexander Block (CDU)|
|• Total||14.31 km2 (5.53 sq mi)|
|Elevation||27-40 m (−104 ft)|
|• Density||100/km2 (270/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
Buckow is a town in the district Märkisch-Oderland, in Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated at the Schermützelsee lake, 8 km (5.0 mi) northwest of Müncheberg and 45 km (28 mi) east of the Berlin centre. Buckow is the seat of the Amt (municipal association) Märkische Schweiz and located in the centre of the eponymous hill range, the since 1990 protected area Märkische Schweiz Nature Park. The town is flown through by the river Stobber.
From 1952 Bertolt Brecht and Helene Weigel had their summer residence in Buckow, where Brecht wrote his Buckow Elegies in response to the Uprising of 1953 in East Germany. The villa today is a memorial site and a place for readings.
Seats in the municipal assembly (Stadtverordnetenversammlung) as of 2008 elections:
Buckow is twinned with:
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- (German) Brecht-Weigel-Haus
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