Drensteinfurt | Info on living, living, working in the Münsterland region
Drensteinfurt in the Münsterland
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In the place of castles and palaces

Welcome to Drensteinfurt!

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.

Well connected between Münster and Hamm

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.

Living in Drensteinfurt

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.

Did you know...?!

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.

Shopping in Drensteinfurt

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.

Childcare and schools in Drensteinfurt

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 Drensteinfurt there are three primary schools(one in each district), a secondary school and a school for the sick. The secondary school cooperates with the municipal grammar school in Ahlen, where pupils can take the Abitur.

Working in Drensteinfurt

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.

Top employer in Münsterland

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Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Drensteinfurt

  • Cycling tour on the Werse cycle path or the 100 castles route
  • Hiking through the "Davert" and "Hohe Ward" forest areas
  • Horse riding on the Münsterland Riding Route
  • Football, handball, tennis, dancing and much more in the sports clubs
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Riding club
  • Excursion to the Wasserschloss Westerwinkel golf club
  • Cinema in neighbouring Ahlen (15 minutes)
  • Drensteinfurt Summer of Culture
  • Events in the Kulturscheune Walstedde
  • Christmas market with show stage
  • Trip to the All Saints' Fair or the Christmas market in Soest (one hour)
  • Trip to the skiing area in Winterberg (1.5 hours)
  • City trip to Münster
  • You can also find more information at the welcome service of the district of Warendorf

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Drensteinfurt in the Münsterland Drensteinfurt in the Münsterland
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