|• Mayor||Michael Merle (SPD)|
|• Total||106.60 km2 (41.16 sq mi)|
|Elevation||199 m (653 ft)|
|• Density||250/km2 (640/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
In 2007, the town hosted the 47th Hessentag state festival from 1 to 10 June.
The "Landgrafenschloss" ("landgraves' castle"), used by the United States Army until 1990, is now utilized by the city council. The so-called "Roman Way Housing" of the United States Army with more than 1000 apartments was returned to the German Government in October 2007 and since has been renovated and rented out to the public. The town's market place is enclosed by timber framing. The "Schrenzer" hill (or Heidelbeerberg, 385 m) overlooks the town and the country north of Frankfurt, called Wetterau. Another much higher mountain nearby is the Hausberg which features a look-out tower.
Boroughs of ButzbachEdit
Butzbach consists of the boroughs Bodenrod, Butzbach (urban core), Ebersgöns, Fauerbach vor der Höhe, Griedel, Hausen-Oes, Hoch-Weisel, Kirch-Göns, Maibach, Münster, Nieder-Weisel, Ostheim, Pohl-Göns and Wiesental.
Twin towns — sister citiesEdit
- Collecchio, Italy – since 2012
- Eilenburg, Saxony, Germany – since 1990
- Saint-Cyr-l'École, France – since 2008
- Teplá, Czech Republic
- Linden, New Jersey
Sons and daughters of the townEdit
- Gabriel Biel (c. 1411-1495) late medieval theologian and longtime Propst of the Brothers of the Common Life (also Fraterherren or Kugelherren) in Butzbach
- Johann Jakob Griesbach (1745-1812) professor for the New Testament in Jena since 1775 and is regarded as one of the fathers of the New Testament text critique.
- Born in Oberkleen Friedrich Ludwig Weidig (1791-1837) worked 22 years as teacher and rector of the school in Butzbach
- Lorenz Diefenbach (1806-1883) librarian, pastor, Germanist, lexicographer and writer
- Friedrich Schwally (1863-1919) German orientalist.
- Ernst Glaeser (1902-1963) writer who used among others the pseudonyms Anton Ditschler, Erich Meschede, Alexander Ruppel
- Born in Nieder-Weisel, Peter Krick (born 1944) was a three-figure German champion in figure skating
- Dieter Enders (born 1946) is a German chemist and expert in the field of asymmetric synthesis
- Siegfried Zielinski (born 1951), media scientist and university lecturer
- Ron Gardenhire, (born 1957), Current Major League Baseball manager for the Detroit Tigers
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- Town museum website (in German)
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