Buer, Germany

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This article is about the suburb of Gelsenkirchen. For the part of the city in Lower Saxony, see Melle, Germany. For the mythological demon, see Buer (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Buer, Norway.
Stadtteil of Gelsenkirchen
Buer  is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°34′40″N 07°03′23″E / 51.57778°N 7.05639°E / 51.57778; 7.05639Coordinates: 51°34′40″N 07°03′23″E / 51.57778°N 7.05639°E / 51.57778; 7.05639
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Münster
District Urban district
City Gelsenkirchen
 • Mayor (SPD)
Population (2009-12-31)
 • Total 34,130
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Dialling codes 0209
Vehicle registration GE

Buer is the largest suburb of Gelsenkirchen. The Hochstrasse in the heart of Buer is the largest shopping street in Gelsenkirchen.


Notgeld coin issued by the city of Buer in 1918.

In 1928, the adjoining cities of Buer, Gelsenkirchen, and Horst merged to form Gelsenkirchen-Buer, which was renamed Gelsenkirchen in 1930.

The Scholven/Buer synthetic oil plant was a bombing target of the Oil Campaign of World War II (the Buer town hall survived in nearly original form).