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Grabow

The town of Grabow with its population of about 6.200 residents lies 7km south east from Ludwigslust on the B5, the old road connecting Berlin and Hamburg. Grabow is Borken's nearest twin town being located just some 440km away.

Grabow lies in the sandy, Elde Valley lowlands. The landscape's characteristics were formed towards the end of the Weichsel glaciation period some 15.000 years ago. With the oncoming end of the last ice age, woody plants such as, oak, birch and beech began to populate the area.

Due to this, the area around Grabow has a rich forest covering. This woodland expanse is mentioned in records dating back to the Middle Ages. Current measurements indicate that around 2.500 hectares of land within the district of Grabow, is in fact wooded. 1.658 hectares belong directly to the town.

Grabow can be reached by water over the Müritz Elde Waterway. The navigable, Elde Valley as well as the woodland are both beautiful and offer a great many hiking opportunities.

By taking a stroll through Grabow, you can discover some of the many beautiful details of the lovingly restored, half-timber buildings within in the historical town centre. Of particular interest are the fully restored, 18th century half-timber buildings, which make up a large part of the town centre. These half-timber buildings posses many beautiful details such as outdoor staircases with iron-frame banisters and beautiful handmade front doors, which emphasis the exquisite and varied style of the Baroque period. The highlight of the old town is without a doubt, the Town Hall, which was returned to its former glory after restoration in 1998.

The town's museum has been housed since 1994 in the former spice nut and biscuit factory, located at Marktstraße 19. Here you will find a variety of exhibitions about the town's history, prehistory and early history and about trades and handicrafts in Grabow. Temporary exhibitions also allow visitors an insight into local art and culture.