New to Münsterland? Welcome events from Onboarding@Münsterland
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Welcome events: How münsterlanden works

You have decided to move to Münsterland and the move is complete? The first weeks or months at your new place of work are behind you and you are asking yourself, how do I get to know the country and its people? Come to our welcome events: at the so-called "blind dates with home" you will get to know new people and unusual places in the city and in the country.

You can get your first impressions of THE GOOD LIFE in Münsterland on our homepage, which shows you many plus points for Münsterland, such as cycling, horse riding, business, culture and the associated events. Discover THE GOOD LIFE in our region also on Facebook and Instagram.

Current welcome events and registration information can be found here:

Welcome event at a rooftop picnic in Münster

Münsterland newcomers can make contacts with like-minded people at an after-work picnic on 9 June 2022. Münsterland newcomers can make contacts with like-minded people at an after-work picnic on 9 June 2022.
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New to Münsterland?

You recently moved (back) to Münsterland?
The first weeks in your new job are behind you?
Do you feel like getting to know like-minded people?

Then meet other newcomers at a special after-work picnic on the outdoor terrace of the new POHA House in Münster. Make contacts with like-minded people who, like you, have moved to the region for work but have not yet arrived privately.

Wondering what a POHA House is? Learn more about the innovative living concept of the POHA House and the further development of the station district with shops and various offers during an exclusive guided tour. Afterwards, we will have a picnic in a special atmosphere on the outdoor terrace and end the evening in a cosy atmosphere. A nice setting to get to know other newcomers to the region and to make contacts.

You are invited by the Onboarding@Münsterland service of Münsterland e.V.

WHERE? POHA House, Bremer Platz 50-52, 48155 Münster
WHEN? Thursday, 9 June 2022
HOW LATE? 6pm to 9pm
HOW? Limited number of registrations, participation only with registration by 3 June on local ticketing

Getting to know the Dülmen wild horses

In May 2022, a double-decker vintage bus took them to the Dülmen wild horses in the Merfelder Bruch nature reserve. During a guided tour, the participants not only learned exciting details about the animals and their habitat, but also made contacts with other newcomers. The wild horse tour was followed by a picnic with a view of the wild horses. A convivial setting to get to know other newcomers to the region and to exchange ideas.

Getting to know each other at Kulinarik im Kreuzviertel Münster

In March 2022, they went on a culinary and architectural discovery tour through Münster's Kreuzviertel district as part of a welcome event. During the tour, the newcomers were not only inspired by the charm of the art nouveau architecture and the relaxed lifestyle in Münster's Kreuzviertel. On the way, they also enjoyed a variety of culinary surprises - such as delicacies from the long-established butcher's shop and the party service Eschrich in Melchersstraße to the exquisite macarons at Café Monsieur Macaron on the Promenade. Along the way, the newcomers exchanged their impressions of the region and its locals. Not all participants came from Münster, some had even travelled from Havixbeck, Ahaus, Borken and Oelde. "We moved to Münster from Kassel. It all started with a short holiday in Münsterland: We fell in love with the region with its high quality of life, so we decided to move our centre of life to Münster. We feel very much at home. Through the culinary tour today, we got to know a lot and were able to make great contacts with other newcomers," Sarah Brecke and Michael Lesniak told us.

Enjoyment evening and getting to know each other with bread, wine and culture

In November 2021, around 20 newcomers made contacts in Vreden at a welcome event and discovered the art, culture and culinary delights of Münsterland. First they went on an enjoyable discovery tour to the Geelink bakery, where the Münsterland newcomers not only tasted specialities from the bakery, but also exquisite wines. Things got musical and artistic afterwards at the AV picnic concert with ELIS NOA at kult, an event of the Münsterland Festival. "I really enjoyed the concert at the kult this evening! It was the crowning finale to an all-round nice evening of getting to know each other," said new Münsterland resident Marco Leinz, for example.

An evening at the harbour in Münster

On a guided tour of the port in Münster in August 2021, Münsterland newcomers not only got to know the city port with all its facets, but also made contacts with other newcomers. After the harbour tour, they came together for a cosy exchange in the harbour cheese dairy, where they also tasted one or two cheese specialities. "It was a super nice evening with such nice people. I think the format of the welcome events is really good and I look forward to more events in Münsterland!" said participant Carolin Woltering, who moved back to Münster from Frankfurt.

Newcomers on a tour of the Sasse fine distillery

"Welcome - and cheers!" Getting to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere and visiting the Sasse fine distillery at the same time: this offer was taken up by many newcomers in September 2020. During a guided tour of the treasure chamber and distillery, followed by a tasting with picnic treats, the newcomers to Münsterland were able to exchange ideas with like-minded people and round off the evening.

Getting to know each other During a game of Swin Golf

Tee off, hit, Münsterland: Many newcomers also gratefully accepted the offer to play a game of swin golf in August 2020 in Ascheberg-Davensberg at the Eickholt restaurant. They exchanged ideas in good spirits at the end of the day in the fresh air and enjoyed the evening with drinks and finger food.

Poetry slam at the Trafostation Münster

Many (new) Münsterlanders accepted the invitation to the Trafostation in Münster in January 2020 to meet new people in a relaxed atmosphere. The multiple award-winning poetry slammer Andreas Weber, who explained the "common Münsterlander" to the newcomers, also provided plenty to talk about that evening.

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Contact the Onboarding@Münsterland service

Are you new to Münsterland or planning to return? With the Onboarding@Münsterland service, we advise you on all aspects of "Arriving in Münsterland". Whether on the phone, via Skype, in a café or at your employer's - we advise you free of charge, individually and personally.

We look forward to your call. Click here for more information about our counselling.

Monika Leiking
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Monika Leiking
Head of Service Onboarding@Münsterland

0049 2571 94 93 15

Eva Kleingräber
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Eva Kleingräber
Service Onboarding@Münsterland

0049 2571 94 93 13

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