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Culture and nature in the heart of Münsterland

Welcome to Coesfeld!

In Coesfeld you have THE GOOD LIFE with exciting cultural and leisure activities in an urban city centre surrounded by the wide landscape of the Münsterland. The approximately 36,000 inhabitants live in the centre and in the smaller district of Lette, and Coesfeld also includes 16 farming communities and settlements.

Pure Münsterland with the best transport connections

The district town of Coesfeld is about 40 minutes' drive west of Münster. Between the two cities is the hilly landscape of the Baumberge - the highest mountain range in Münsterland. It takes about 45 minutes to drive from Coesfeld to Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) and about an hour to Dortmund. The Dutch shopping city of Enschede is about 50 minutes away by car, and the nearby A31 motorway will take you to the North Sea coast in about two and a half hours.

Coesfeld also has a railway station: you can travel to Münster in about 45 minutes, and Dortmund and Enschede are both about an hour away.

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 Coesfeld

Coesfeld has a good 36,000 inhabitants, around 5,000 of whom live in the district of Lette. There are many shops, cafés and restaurants in the town centre around the former town palace, which today houses a wedding room, among other things. To the north of this town centre are the cultural and school centre of Coesfeld with a theatre, cinema, adult education centre, music school and a regional centre of the Fernuni Hagen. The town centre is bordered by residential areas, and there is also an industrial area to the south of the town centre.

The district of Lette is dominated by housing estates, but there are also restaurants and some shopping facilities here.

Even if rental and purchase prices follow the general real estate trend overall, there are still numerous niches to be discovered in Münsterland for building, buying or renting. In the rural area of Münsterland, the average rent 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.

Would you like to rent a flat in Coesfeld? Here you can find the current rent index. If you want to build a house in Coesfeld or Lette, you can also find information on the city's website. You can also register your interest in building plots via a list.

Did you know ...?!

In Coesfeld you will not only experience the pure Münsterland - you can also take a trip to the Scottish Highlands. Scotland lovers have joined together to form the "Highland Clan Coesfeld" association and regularly organise hearty Highland Games. The programme includes traditional music, dancing and, of course, sporting competitions.

Shopping in Coesfeld

In the centre of Coesfeld you can stroll, shop and browse. You will not only find fashion and shoe shops with well-known brands, but also small boutiques and concept stores with a special range of products. In addition, the pedestrian zone and Kupfer Passage are home to bookshops, drugstores, gift and flower shops. Of course, there are also several specialist bicycle shops in the town where you can get accessories and new bicycles or e-bikes.

You can buy groceries in Coesfeld not only in supermarkets, but also three times a week at the market . In Lette you are also well provided for: there is a supermarket, a drinks market and several bakeries.

You want even more choice? The Designer Outlet Ochtrup is only about half an hour away by car.

Childcare and schools in Coesfeld

The youngest inhabitants of Coesfeld are well looked after in a total of 21 kindergartens and day-care centres. Three of these facilities are located in the district of Lette. All contact details can be found on the city's website.

With a total of 18 schools, the educational offer in Coesfeld is very broad:

  • Seven primary schools (one of them in Lette)
  • One secondary school
  • Two secondary modern schools
  • Three grammar schools
  • One special school with a focus on learning
  • One school for pupils with long-term illnesses (in the St.-Vincenz-Hospital)
  • Three vocational colleges

Working in Coesfeld

Among the more than 2000 companies in Coesfeld are many medium-sized businesses. Among the large companies in the town are the headquarters of the Ernsting's family clothing chain, the paint manufacturer J.W. Ostendorf, the flooring manufacturer Parador and the large-scale slaughterhouse Westfleisch. Another focus of the business location is mechanical and plant engineering - for example with the companies Hupfer Metallwerke, Maschinenbau Scholz and Thies Textilmaschinen.

The Christophorus Trägergesellschaft runs the hospital in Coesfeld. Together with the two other sites in Nottuln and Dülmen, it functions as an academic teaching hospital of the University of Münster.

Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Coesfeld

  • Cycling tour on the 100 Castles Route or the Sandstone Route
  • Hiking in the Baumberge
  • Sport in one of the sports clubs
  • Dance sport groups
  • Riding clubs
  • Swimming pool (indoor and outdoor)
  • Golf and country club Coesfeld
  • Music, theatre and dance at the "Konzert Theater Coesfeld
  • Theatre under the open sky at the open-air stage in Coesfeld
  • Cinema
  • Disco and café "Fabrik Coesfeld
  • Balloon flight over Coesfeld and the surrounding area
  • City trip to Münster or Enschede
  • Trip to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup
  • and much more.

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