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

Büren
Aerial view from the south of Büren
Aerial view from the south of Büren
Coat of arms of Büren
Coat of arms
Location of Büren in the district of Paderborn
Büren in PB.svg
Büren is located in Germany
Büren
Büren
Büren is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Büren
Büren
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
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
DistrictPaderborn
Subdivisions12
Government
 • MayorBurkhard Schwuchow (CDU)
Area
 • Total170.97 km2 (66.01 sq mi)
Elevation
190-360 m (−990 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total21,556
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
33142
Dialling codes2951
2955 (Wewelsburg)
2958 (Harth)
Vehicle registrationBÜR
Websitewww.bueren.de

GeographyEdit

Büren is situated on the rivers Alme and Afte (the rivers meet each other), approx. 20 km south-west of Paderborn and approx. 30 km south-east of Lippstadt.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

Division of the townEdit

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

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

TransportationEdit

Train connections to the outside world are laid off.

International relationsEdit

Büren, Westphalia is twinned with:

Culture and notable placesEdit

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 cityEdit

 
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
  • Adelaide II of Büren, abbess of Gernrode (r.1207-1220)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2018" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 10 July 2019.

External linksEdit

 
Overview of Büren, Westphalia