Karow (Berlin)

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Quarter of Berlin
aerial view of the quarter
aerial view of the quarter
Karow  is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State Berlin
City Berlin
Borough Pankow
Founded 1375
 • Total 6.65 km2 (2.57 sq mi)
Elevation 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2008-06-30)
 • Total 18,258
 • Density 2,700/km2 (7,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes (nr. 0305) 13125
Vehicle registration B
Website Official website

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


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".



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]


Karow counts 1 zone (Ortslage):


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.



  1. ^ (in German) Historical chronicles about Karow
  2. ^ Infos on the NPB official website. Click on "Naturpark", then click on "Region"


External links[edit]

Media related to Karow at Wikimedia Commons