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Schorfheide (municipality)

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Country  Germany
District  Barnim
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Area  236.8 km²
State  Brandenburg
Elevation  29 m (95 ft)
Postal codes  16230, 16244, 16348

Schorfheide is a municipality in the Barnim district of Brandenburg, Germany. It was established in 2003 by the merger of Finowfurt and Groß Schönebeck.

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Map of Schorfheide, Germany

Overview

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.

Twin towns

  • Korschenbroich, Germany
  • Mielno, Poland
  • Carbonne, France
  • References

    Schorfheide (municipality) Wikipedia


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