Büren, Westphalia

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Aerial view from the south of Büren
Aerial view from the south of Büren
Coat of arms of Büren
Coat of arms
Büren  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°33′N 8°34′E / 51.550°N 8.567°E / 51.550; 8.567Coordinates: 51°33′N 8°34′E / 51.550°N 8.567°E / 51.550; 8.567
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Paderborn
 • Mayor Wolfgang Runge (CDU)
 • Total 170.97 km2 (66.01 sq mi)
Elevation 190-360 m (−990 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 21,772
 • Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 33130-33142
Dialling codes 2951
2955 (Wewelsburg)
2958 (Harth)
Vehicle registration PB
Website www.bueren.de

Büren is a municipality in the district of Paderborn, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Büren is situated on the river Alme, approx. 20 km south-west of Paderborn and approx. 30 km south-east of Lippstadt.

Neighbouring municipalities[edit]

Division of the town[edit]

After the local government reforms of 1975 Büren consists of the following districts:

  • Büren
  • Ahden
  • Barkhausen
  • Brenken
  • Büren
  • Eickhoff
  • Harth
  • Hegensdorf
  • Keddinghausen
  • Siddinghausen
  • Steinhausen
  • Weiberg
  • Weine
  • Wewelsburg

International relations[edit]

Büren, Westphalia is twinned with:=

Culture and notable places[edit]

The village of Wewelsburg is the home of the Wewelsburg Renaissance castle, which was a focus of SS mythology during the Nazism era. The castle now hosts the museum of the district of Paderborn with the permanent exhibition "Wewelsburg 1933–1945. Place of cult and terror of the SS".

Sons and daughters of the city[edit]

Memorial plate Moritz von Büren in Büren
  • Michael Henke (born 1957), soccer player and coach
  • Moritz von Büren (1604-1661), Reichskammergericht President and Jesuit, founder of the Jesuit Kolleg
  • The holy Meinolf (around 795-857), founder of the convent Böddeken


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