Karow (Berlin)

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Karow
Quarter of Berlin
aerial view of the quarter
aerial view of the quarter
Karow is located in Germany
Karow
Karow
Location of Karow in Pankow and Berlin
Berlin Pankow Karow.png
Coordinates: 52°36′52″N 13°28′11″E / 52.61444°N 13.46972°E / 52.61444; 13.46972Coordinates: 52°36′52″N 13°28′11″E / 52.61444°N 13.46972°E / 52.61444; 13.46972
CountryGermany
StateBerlin
CityBerlin
BoroughPankow
Founded1375
Area
 • Total6.65 km2 (2.57 sq mi)
Elevation60 m (200 ft)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total18,258
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes(nr. 0305) 13125
Vehicle registrationB
WebsiteOfficial website

About this soundKarow  is a German locality (Ortsteil) within the Berlin borough (Bezirk) of Pankow. Until 2001 it was part of the former Weißensee borough.

History[edit]

The locality was first mentioned in 1375 with the name of Kare.[1] Autonomous Prussian municipality of the former Niederbarnim district, Karow was incorporated into Berlin in 1920, with the "Greater Berlin Act".

Geography[edit]

Overview[edit]

Located in the north-eastern suburb of Berlin, it borders with the localities of Buch, Französisch Buchholz, Blankenburg and Stadtrandsiedlung Malchow. It also borders, on the east, with the Brandenburger town of Ahrensfelde, in the district of Barnim. Part of its territory, close to the natural reserve Karower Teiche (in Buchholz) is included in Barnim Nature Park.[2]

Subdivision[edit]

Karow counts 1 zone (Ortslage):

Transport[edit]

The locality is served by the S-Bahn station of Karow, on the line S2. This station is also the endpoint of a local railway, the Heidekrautbahn.

The Berliner beltway (A10, known as "Berliner Ring") crosses Karow and separates it from Buch. An exit serving the quarter (n.3 "Bucher Straße") is located on the short motorway A114.

Photogallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in German) Historical chronicles about Karow Archived 24 April 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Infos on the NPB official website. Click on "Naturpark", then click on "Region"

Literature[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Karow at Wikimedia Commons