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