Billerbeck in Münsterland | Info on living, living and working
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The cathedral city in Münsterland

Welcome to Billerbeck!

The almost 12,000 inhabitants of Billerbeck enjoy THE GOOD LIFE with colourful leisure activities and culture in extraordinary places. The town consists of the main town and many small farming communities that nestle in the beautiful landscape of the Baumberge mountains.

An idyllic place between Coesfeld and Münster

The town of Billerbeck is located half an hour's drive west of Münster in the district of Coesfeld, in the middle of the hilly landscape of the Baumberge. You can also reach Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) in half an hour by car. In the south, you are well connected to the Ruhr area; Dortmund , for example, is just over an hour away. The popular Dutch shopping city of Enschede is just as easy to reach. The neighbouring district town of Coesfeld is about 20 minutes away by car. It's just as quick by train, and you can also travel directly to Münster from Billerbeck station .

Tip: Münsterland is a cycling region! 4,500 kilometres of cycle paths offer you almost unlimited possibilities in the city and in the countryside: you can commute to work comfortably by bike and go on great tours with friends and family.

Living in Billerbeck

The core town of Billerbeck is surrounded by the two former communities of "Kirchspiel Billerbeck" and Beerlage, both of which consist of several small building communities and do not have their own town centre.

In the town centre of Billerbeck around the mighty sandstone cathedral there are still many historic residential buildings, including some half-timbered houses. The old town is surrounded by residential areas where most of the almost 12,000 inhabitants live. To the northwest and southwest of the core city are commercial areas.

Even if rental and purchase prices overall follow the general real estate trend, there are still numerous niches to be discovered in Münsterland when building, buying or renting. In rural Münsterland, the average rental price per square metre is between five and seven euros, and the average purchase price per square metre for flats and houses is 2,100 euros.

You want to build a house in Billerbeck? The municipal administration provides information on its website about new building areas with municipal building plots. There you can also enter your name in a non-binding interest list.

Did you know ...?!

Billerbeck is a popular holiday and excursion destination because of its beautiful location and bears the title "The Pearl of the Baumberge". The hilly landscape on the outskirts of the town is also home to the open-air theatre, which almost looks like a Greek amphitheatre: In summer, great plays for children and adults are performed here under the open sky.

Shopping in Billerbeck

In the centre of Billerbeck you can shop and browse in various small and larger shops. The selection ranges from fashion and shoes to books, decorations, gifts and regional delicacies. You will also find some specialist shops on the outskirts of the town and in the industrial areas. You can buy groceries in various supermarkets and on Friday afternoons at the weekly market .
As everywhere in Münsterland, there are of course bicycle shops in Billerbeck where you can get everything for your bike or e-bike.

Childcare and schools in Billerbeck

The youngest children are in good hands in Billerbeck in around eight day-care centres and children's groups run by various organisations. For example, the association Kinder-, Jugend- und Familienhilfeprovides childminders.

There is a primary school in Billerbeck. At the secondary schools, pupils can take all their school-leaving exams: The community school covers all the qualifications of the lower secondary school, and children and young people with special needs can also register here. The comprehensive school offers a range of courses up to the Abitur. Secondary schools and grammar schools are located in neighbouring Coesfeld, for example.

Working in Billerbeck

The business location of Billerbeck is mainly characterised by craft businesses and medium-sized companies, with a focus on the metalworking industry. Many companies are located in the Hamern industrial estate in the north-west of the town, including the largest employer in the town: the Dr. Suwelack company, which produces food and skin care products. Tourism is also an important economic factor.

Top employer in Münsterland

Top employer in Münsterland Top employer in Münsterland
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Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Billerbeck

  • Cycle tour on the 100 castles route
  • Hike through the Baumberge, for example to Gerleve Monastery
  • Nordic Walking Park
  • Bowling, tennis, mini-golf and more at Billerbeck Sports Park
  • Handball, football, martial arts and much more at the sports club
  • Riding club
  • Excursion to the Golf- und Landclub Coesfeld
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Skate park
  • Billerbeck open-air theatre
  • Art exhibitions in the historic Kolvenburg
  • Cinema in neighbouring Coesfeld (20 minutes)
  • Funfair in spring
  • Christmas market on the first weekend in Advent
  • City trip to Münster or Enschede

Listen in! Podcast "So oder so" | The open local history museum in Billerbeck

"SO OR SO - your Münsterland". With this podcast from Germany's most beautiful region, you will experience an acoustic insight into special places of the open local history museum in Billerbeck, for example the Johannikirchplatz and the Kolvenburg. Come along and learn more about eventful and historical places in Billerbeck in 15 minutes:

Curious? Your free time in Billerbeck

View of the mighty Billerbeck Cathedral View of the mighty Billerbeck Cathedral
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