Schorfheide, Brandenburg

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Schorfheide
Coat of arms of Schorfheide
Coat of arms
Schorfheide  is located in Germany
Schorfheide
Schorfheide
Location of Schorfheide within Barnim district
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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
Government
 • Mayor Uwe Schoknecht (Free Voters)
Area
 • Total 236.79 km2 (91.43 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (2016-12-31)[1]
 • Total 9,966
 • 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 (in 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 (2013)
[2]
Year Population
1875 6 223
1890 7 440
1910 8 055
1925 8 685
1933 9 978
1939 10 951
1946 12 001
1950 11 943
1964 10 761
1971 10 335
Year Population
1981 9 377
1985 9 187
1989 9 024
1990 8 974
1991 8 892
1992 8 970
1993 9 238
1994 9 425
1995 9 585
1996 9 768
Year Population
1997 10 015
1998 10 183
1999 10 324
2000 10 420
2001 10 456
2002 10 403
2003 10 489
2004 10 461
2005 10 397
2006 10 342
Year Population
2007 10 331
2008 10 241
2009 10 172
2010 10 234
2011 9 858
2012 9 837
2013 9 747
2014 9 759
2015 9 908
2016 9 966

Twin towns[edit]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Schorfheide at Wikimedia Commons