Schorfheide (municipality)

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Schorfheide
Coat of arms of Schorfheide
Coat of arms
Schorfheide  is located in Germany
Schorfheide
Schorfheide
Coordinates: 52°54′N 13°31′E / 52.900°N 13.517°E / 52.900; 13.517Coordinates: 52°54′N 13°31′E / 52.900°N 13.517°E / 52.900; 13.517
Country Germany
State Brandenburg
District Barnim
Subdivisions 9 Ortsteile
Government
 • Mayor Uwe Schoknecht (Free Voters)
Area
 • Total 236.79 km2 (91.43 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (2012-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,837
 • Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 16230, 16244, 16348
Dialling codes 03334, 03335
Vehicle registration BAR
Website Official site (German)

Schorfheide is a municipality in the Barnim district of Brandenburg, Germany. It was established in 2003 by the merger of Finowfurt and Groß Schönebeck.

Overview[edit]

Groß Schönebeck hunting lodge

Schorfheide further comprises the villages of Altenhof, Böhmerheide, Eichhorst, Klandorf, Lichterfelde, Schluft and Werbellin. It is situated immediately west of the district's capital Eberswalde and about 40 km (25 mi) northeast of the Berlin city centre. Schorfheide is the largest municipality of Barnim by area. Large parts belong to the Schorfheide-Chorin Biosphere Reserve.

In the 13th century the Ascanian margraves of Brandenburg built a castle at the southern end of the Werbellinsee. In 1879 Prince Charles of Prussia had the Ascania Tower erected at the site. Groß Schönebeck houses a hunting lodge erected from 1680 on the behest of the Brandenburg Elector Frederick William I of Hohenzollern, tody a museum. From 1950 until 1989 Altenhof was the site of the Pionierrepublik Wilhelm Pieck, a large camp of the Ernst Thälmann Pioneer Organisation.

Demography[edit]

Street near Schluft
Schorfheide:
Population development within the current boundaries
[2]
Year Inhab.
1875 6223
1890 7440
1925 8685
1933 9978
1939 10951
1946 12001
1950 11943
1964 10761
1971 10335
1981 9377
Year Inhab.
1985 9187
1989 9024
1990 8974
1991 8892
1992 8970
1993 9238
1994 9425
1995 9585
1996 9768
1997 10015
Year Inhab.
1998 10183
1999 10324
2000 10420
2001 10456
2002 10403
2003 10489
2004 10461
2005 10397
2006 10342
2007 10331
Year Inhab.
2008 10241
2009 10172
2010 10234
2011 9858
2012 9837

Detailed data sources are to be found in the Wikimedia Commons.[3]

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Schorfheide at Wikimedia Commons