Hopsten im Münsterland | Info on living, living, working in Hopsten
Hopsten in the Münsterland
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On the balcony of the Münsterland

Welcome to Hopsten!

In Hopsten, THE GOOD LIFE awaits you between the historic village centre and many leisure opportunities in the green Münsterland. The 7600 inhabitants live in three different-sized districts.

On the border between Westphalia and Lower Saxony

Hopsten is located in the northern district of Steinfurt, on the border between North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower Saxony. Commuters here benefit from good connections in all directions, for example to the nearby towns of Rheine and Ibbenbüren.

It only takes an hour by car to get to Münster, and about 45 minutes to Osnabrück and the Dutch city of Enschede. The district town of Steinfurt is about 35 minutes away by car, and you can reach Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) almost as quickly. Those who like to travel to the sea are also in good hands in Hopsten: It only takes two hours to reach the North Sea coast via the nearby motorways.

Tip: The 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 Hopsten

In addition to the Baroque church, the historic centre of Hopsten is still home to many pretty houses of the Tödden, wandering merchants who used to sell their goods in the Netherlands and other neighbouring countries. The two districts of Schale and Halverde are about ten minutes' drive north and northeast of the Tödden village. They have their own village centres, where you can also discover some beautiful old buildings.
About 5300 of the total 7600 inhabitants live in the main village, Schale is home to about 1200 people, Halverde to about 1000.

Even though rental and purchase prices overall are following the general real estate trend, 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.

If you want to build a house for your family in Hopsten, you can take a look at the building areas with urban building plots here.

Shopping in Hopsten

If you live in Halverde or Schale, you can buy everything you need for everyday life in the Halverde village shop. In Hopsten there are several supermarkets and a large drinks market. There is also an optician, a flower shop and fashion shops in the village centre. And as almost everywhere in Münsterland, you can get everything you need for your tour by bike or e-bike in specialist bicycle shops.
Would you like to do some extensive shopping? The Designer Outlet Ochtrup is only half an hour away by car.

Childcare and schools in Hopsten

In Hopsten, a total of five kindergartens take care of the youngest inhabitants. One of the facilities is located in each of the districts of Schale and Halverde, the other three in the core village.

Children and young people have short distances to travel in Hopsten - the educational opportunities in the village extend all the way to the school-leaving examination.

  • One primary school (one location per district)
  • One secondary school
  • A private schoolwith Realschule, Gymnasialer Oberstufe and Höhere Handelsschule

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Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Hopsten

  • Cycling tour on the Töddenland route
  • Hiking in the "Heiliges Meer" nature reserve or on the Töddenland circular route
  • Nordic Walking Park Tecklenburger Land
  • Indoor and outdoor riding arenas in all districts, bridle paths through the region
  • Football, handball, fitness etc. in the sports clubs
  • Outdoor swimming pool and sauna park in neighbouring Recke
  • Game reserve
  • Children's cultural programme with excursions and workshops
  • Shooting festivals in summer
  • Halverder Balloon Festival (every two years in September)
  • Funfair in October
  • City trip to Münster or Enschede
  • Trip to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup
  • and much more

Curious? Your free time in Hopsten

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