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Bützow Am Markt 10 Rathaus.jpg
Coat of arms of Bützow
Coat of arms
Bützow   is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Rostock
Municipal assoc. Bützow Land
 • Mayor Christian Grüschow (Ind.)
 • Total 39.70 km2 (15.33 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m (7 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,848
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 18246
Dialling codes 038461
Vehicle registration LRO, BÜZ, DBR, GÜ, ROS, TET
Website www.buetzow.de

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


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]


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