Bützow

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Bützow
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Bützow
Coat of arms
Bützow is located in Germany
Bützow
Bützow
Location of Bützow within Rostock district
Bützow in LRO.svg
Coordinates: 53°51′N 11°59′E / 53.850°N 11.983°E / 53.850; 11.983Coordinates: 53°51′N 11°59′E / 53.850°N 11.983°E / 53.850; 11.983
CountryGermany
StateMecklenburg-Vorpommern
DistrictRostock
Municipal assoc.Bützow Land
Government
 • MayorChristian Grüschow (Ind.)
Area
 • Total39.70 km2 (15.33 sq mi)
Elevation2 m (7 ft)
Population (2017-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,852
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes18246
Dialling codes038461
Vehicle registrationLRO, BÜZ, DBR, GÜ, ROS, TET
Websitewww.buetzow.de

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

History[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

People who have worked in Bützow[edit]

Sophie Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel around 1725

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 31.12.2017". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). October 2018.
  2. ^ "Tornado as violent storms batter northern Germany". BBC News Online. Retrieved 6 May 2015.