Aerial view from the south of Büren
|o Mayor||Burkhard Schwuchow (CDU)|
|o Total||170.97 km2 (66.01 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||360 m (1,180 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||190 m (620 ft)|
|o Density||130/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)|
After the local government reforms of 1975 Büren consists of the following districts:
Train connections to the outside world are laid off.
Büren, Westphalia is twinned with:
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".