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

Bützow
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Bützow
Coat of arms
Location of Bützow within Rostock district
Bützow in LRO.svg
Bützow is located in Germany
Bützow
Bützow
Bützow is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Bützow
Bützow
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)
Elevation
2 m (7 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total7,799
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
18246
Dialling codes038461
Vehicle registrationLRO, BÜZ, DBR, GÜ, ROS, TET
Websitewww.buetzow.de

HistoryEdit

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]

CultureEdit

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 townEdit

People who have worked in BützowEdit

 
Sophie Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel around 1725

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Statistisches Amt M-V – Bevölkerungsstand der Kreise, Ämter und Gemeinden 2018". Statistisches Amt Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ "Tornado as violent storms batter northern Germany". BBC News Online. Retrieved 6 May 2015.