Machnower Busch

The Buschgraben is an ice-age meltwater channel which runs north-south from Berlin-Zehlendorf and Kleinmachnow into the Teltowkanal (built between 1901 and 1906, which resulted in a drying out of the swampy area) and is a nature reserve area that remained almost untouched during the years 1961-1990 due to its proximity to the Wall. The word Machnow comes from the Slavic word describing a place located in a moss-rich area. The Slavs settled in here until the 12th century.