Buren, Westphalia
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Buren, Westphalia
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 is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
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
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionDetmold
 o MayorBurkhard Schwuchow (CDU)
 o Total170.97 km2 (66.01 sq mi)
Highest elevation
360 m (1,180 ft)
Lowest elevation
190 m (620 ft)
 o Total21,556
 o Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes2951
2955 (Wewelsburg)
2958 (Harth)
Vehicle registrationBÜR

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


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 municipalities

Division of the town

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


Train connections to the outside world are laid off.

International relations

Büren, Westphalia is twinned with:

Culture and notable places

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

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)


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

External links

Overview of Büren, Westphalia

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