Buer, Germany


Buer is the largest suburb of Gelsenkirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia. The Hochstrasse in the heart of Buer is the largest shopping street in Gelsenkirchen.

Buer
Stadtteil of Gelsenkirchen
Location of Buer
Buer
Buer
Coordinates: 51°34′40″N 07°03′23″E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictUrban district
CityGelsenkirchen
  Mayor(SPD)
Population
 (2009-12-31)
  Total34,130
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Dialling codes0209
Vehicle registrationGE

History


Notgeld coin issued by the city of Buer in 1918.

In 1928, the adjoining cities of Buer, Gelsenkirchen, and Horst merged to form Gelsenkirchen-Buer, which was renamed Gelsenkirchen in 1930.

The Scholven/Buer synthetic oil plant was a bombing target of the Oil Campaign of World War II (the Buer town hall survived in nearly original form).

Notable people