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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
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Rostock
Municipal assoc. Bützow Land
  Mayor Christian Grüschow (Ind.)
  Total 39.70 km2 (15.33 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 7,848
  Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 18246
Dialling codes 038461
Vehicle registration LRO, BÜZ, DBR, GÜ, ROS, TET
Website www.buetzow.de

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


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]


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 town

People who have worked in Bützow

Sophie Charlotte of Hesse-Kassel around 1725


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