The approximately 16,000 inhabitants of Drensteinfurt live in the districts of Rinkerode, Walstedde and Drensteinfurt. Here, THE GOOD LIFE meets a wide range of leisure opportunities between moated castles and wide countryside.
Drensteinfurt is half an hour's drive south of Münster, and you can reach Hamm and Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) just as quickly. You also have good connections to the Ruhr area and the East Westphalia region: Dortmund is around 50 minutes away and Bielefeld a good hour. The district town of Warendorf is 40 minutes away by car.
From the three train stations in the districts of Drensteinfurt, Rinkerode and Mersch you can travel to Münster, Hamm, Bielefeld and Cologne, among other places.
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.
The town consists of the districts of Drensteinfurt, Rinkerode and Walstedde. The small villages of Mersch and Ameke also belong to Drensteinfurt. The district that gives the town its name is also the largest, with a good 9,000 inhabitants; almost 3,800 people live in Rinkerode and just under 3,000 in Walstedde.
In the north-east of Drensteinfurt, on the edge of the river Werse, lies the moated castle "Haus Steinfurt". A small town centre with shops and restaurants adjoins its park. Some historic buildings have also been preserved here, for example near the church of St. Regina.
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 the rural areas of Münsterland, the average rental price per square metre is between five and seven euros, and the average purchase price for flats and houses per square metre is 2100 euros.
Here you can find out if there are any urban building plotsfor sale in Drensteinfurt at the moment , and you can enter your name in a list of interested parties.
In addition to Haus Steinfurt, there are three other moated castles in the Drensteinfurt municipal area: Haus Borg and Haus Bisping in Rinkerode and Haus Venne in Mersch. All four are privately owned and cannot be visited from the inside, but they are also a beautiful sight from the outside.
There is at least one supermarket in all three districts and on Thursdays you can also buy local food at the weekly market in Drensteinfurt. In the town centre, you can buy clothing and shoes as well as books and gifts, and between the shops there are ice cream parlours, pubs and restaurants. Bicycles, e-bikes and accessories can be found in specialist bicycle shops.
If you want to go shopping, you can choose between various shopping streets and centres in the nearby cities of Münster and Hamm.
In Drensteinfurt, around ten day care centres, including some parent initiatives, take care of the youngest residents. The municipality also provides information on its website about the child day care services.
In the south of Drensteinfurt stretches the Viehfeld industrial estate, where around 40 companies have settled. In addition to manufacturing industries, there are also service providers and wholesalers. The largest employers in the area include the poultry delicatessen manufacturer Klein, the company Umformtechnik Merten & Storck and the haulage company Drensteinfurter Transport und Spedition.