Büren, Westphalia


Aerial view from the south of Büren

Coat of arms

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
Country Germany
State North Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. region Detmold
District Paderborn
  Mayor Wolfgang Runge (CDU)
  Total 170.97 km2 (66.01 sq mi)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
  Total 21,772
  Density 130/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 33130-33142
Dialling codes 2951
2955 (Wewelsburg)
2958 (Harth)
Vehicle registration PB
Website www.bueren.de

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


Büren is situated on the river Alme, 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
  • Büren
  • Eickhoff
  • Harth
  • Hegensdorf
  • Keddinghausen
  • Siddinghausen
  • Steinhausen
  • Weiberg
  • Weine
  • Wewelsburg

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


Overview of Büren, Westphalia
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