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Greven in Münsterland
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The green city on the blue ribbon of the Ems

Welcome to Greven!

In Greven you have THE GOOD LIFE with exciting cultural offerings and many leisure opportunities in the green Münsterland. The 38,000 inhabitants live in the city centre, two smaller districts and several rural communities.

North of Münster near Münster/Osnabrück Airport

Greven is about 25 minutes by car north of Münster in the district of Steinfurt. Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO), which is located in Greven, is about a ten-minute drive from the city centre. It takes half an hour to get to the district town of Steinfurt and about 40 minutes to Osnabrück. The Dutch city of Enschede, a popular destination, is also only an hour's drive away. You can also reach the North Sea coast in just under two hours via the nearby motorways.

Regional trains run from the stations in Greven and Reckenfeld to Rheine, Münster and Cologne.

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 Greven

About 38,000 people live in Greven, most of them in the core town, which is divided by the Ems into a larger and a smaller part. The district of Reckenfeld is about ten minutes' drive north of the centre and has grown strongly since it was founded in 1925; around 8,000 people now live here. Gimbte , south of the centre, is the smallest district with about 900 inhabitants. Because of its pretty village centre with many cafés and restaurants, it is often visited by excursionists.

About 3,600 people live in the 13 farming communities that surround the districts in the Münsterland park landscape. The largest of them is Schmedehausen with a good 300 inhabitants.

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

On the website of the city of Greven you can find information about building and living, for example about current building areas.

Did you know...?!

Greven has been officially designated a "horse-friendly municipality". No wonder: there are two riding clubs, many different training halls and tracks, 66 horse breeding farms and around 140 businesses that keep horses - in total, around 1200 of the beautiful animals live in Greven. Among the many bridle paths in the countryside around the town is the "Wegbereiter", the first integrative bridle path in Germany.

Shopping in Greven

You don't have far to go for everyday shopping in Greven: there are several supermarkets in the town centre and in Reckenfeld and a weekly market in each. The pedestrian zone in Greven 's city centre offers many more shopping opportunities, from bookshops to sports shops and fabric shops to opticians. As in many places in Münsterland, you have a special selection in small concept shops, and of course you can also shop in shops of big fashion brands. Bicycles, e-bikes and accessories are available in bicycle shops. In the centre of Reckenfeld there are also a few small shops with individual ranges.

A different kind of shopping? The Designer Outlet in Ochtrup is only half an hour away by car.

Childcare and schools in Greven

Around 25 kindergartens and day care centres look after the youngest residents in Greven, Gimbte and Reckenfeld. On the city's website you can also find information about other childcare options, for example childminders or playgroups.

The educational opportunities in Greven range from the first day of school to the Abitur:

  • Five primary schools
  • One special school (focus on emotional and social development)
  • One secondary school
  • One comprehensive school
  • One grammar school

Working in Greven

Because of its good transport links - there is a direct connection to the A1 and also to the A30 and A43 via nearby motorway junctions - Greven has developed into an important logistics location. Major local employers include the FIEGE Group, GREIWING logistics, a large DHL parcel centre and locations of the logistics company Hermes and the packaging specialist Schumacher Packaging. Münsterland e.V. also has its headquarters in Greven, directly in the terminal of Münster/Osnabrück Airport.

In addition, there are many small and medium-sized craft businesses and service providers in Greven as well as industrial companies from a wide range of sectors, including furniture manufacturers, suppliers to the automotive industry, specialised textile companies, plastics processing companies and companies from the food industry.

In addition to the general hospital Maria-Josef-Hospital, which provides basic medical care close to home, there is also an eye clinic in Greven.

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Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Greven

  • Cycling tour on the Ems Cycle Path or the Peace Route
  • Hiking in the "Bockholter Berge" or Rieselfelder nature reserves
  • Golf course
  • Knatterdrom" go-kart track (indoor and outdoor)
  • Canoe tour on the Ems
  • Balloon flight
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool
  • Yacht harbour
  • Sports in one of the many sports clubs
  • Riding clubs
  • Skating rink at the Emsaue sports complex
  • Reckenfeld open-air theatre
  • Concerts, cabaret and other cultural events in the Ballenlager (cultural centre Grevener Baumwollspinnerei)
  • Town festivals and markets in every season, funfair in summer
  • City trip to Münster or Osnabrück
  • Trip to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup
  • and much more

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