The castle is built on the foundations of a Slav fortress, and served as the residential castle of the bishops of Schwerin. It was transformed into a Renaissance castle by Duke Ulrich of Mecklenburg in 1556.
- "Schloss Bützow". Urlaub und Reisen in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (in German). MANET Marketing GmbH. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
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