Isselburg in the Münsterland
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Isselburg

Welcome to Isselburg!

The approximately 10,000 inhabitants of Isselburg live in six different-sized districts with charming historic buildings. THE GOOD LIFE awaits you here between many sports and leisure activities in nature and the urban neighbouring town of Bocholt.

Münsterland meets Lower Rhine and Netherlands

Isselburg is located in the district of Borken in the western Münsterland, directly on the Dutch border. Its immediate neighbours are Dinxperlo in the Netherlands and the city of Bocholt. To the south, Isselburg borders on Hamminkeln and Rees on the Lower Rhine. You are well connected here in all directions: For example, the Dutch city of Arnhem with its many sights can be reached by car in only 45 minutes, and the district town of Borken is only half an hour away. Münster and Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) are just under an hour and a half away, Düsseldorf a good hour. Weeze Airport is 45 minutes 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 Isselburg

The town consists of the districts of Isselburg, Anholt, Heelden, Herzebocholt, Vehlingen and Werth. Most of the 10,000 inhabitants live in the centrally located, eponymous district of Isselburg, around 4,000 in the second largest district of Anholt, where the magnificent Anholt moated castle is located. Around 1000 people live in Heelden and Vehlingen each, and just under 2000 in Werth. The smallest district is Herzebocholt with a few hundred inhabitants.
You can discover beautiful old buildings in the town, for example the historic town halls and windmills in Werth and Anholt or the historic fortified tower in the old centre of Isselburg.

Even if rental and purchase prices overall are following the general real estate trend, there are still numerous niches to be discovered in Münsterland for 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 per square metre for flats and houses is 2100 euros.

Here you can find information on current new development areas and urban building plots in Isselburg.
In addition, you can view information on the development of turnover and prices on the property market in the district of Borken in the property market report.

Shopping in Isselburg

You can buy groceries in several supermarkets and discount stores in Isselburg and Anholt. There are also a number of specialist shops in the town, for example a bridal fashion shop in the Werth district, a goldsmith, a jeweller and an optician in Isselburg.
If you want to shop for clothes and other things, you can reach the Dutch shopping city of Venlo and the popular Designer Outlet Ochtrup in just over an hour.

Childcare and schools in Isselburg

Around nine day-care centres and family centres take care of Isselburg's youngest residents, spread across the districts of Isselburg, Anholt and Werth. The KiTa-Finder NRW provides addresses and further information on almost all day-care centres.

Isselburg has three primary schools (with open day) - one each in the districts of Isselburg, Anholt and Werth - and a comprehensive school with a secondary school and a secondary modern school. There is a comprehensive school and several grammar schools in the neighbouring town of Bocholt.

Working in Isselburg

The industrial estates in the north and south of the town centre are home to companies from the mechanical engineering, metal processing and plastics manufacturing sectors, among others. In addition, there are a number of small and medium-sized commercial and trading businesses as well as various service providers in Isselburg.
You can easily commute to work in the Ruhr area via the A3 motorway, to which Isselburg has its own exit.

Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Isselburg

  • Cycling tour on the 100 Castles Route or the Hohe Mark Nature Park Route
  • Walk through the park of baroque Anholt moated castle
  • Wasserburg Anholt Golf Club
  • Football, tennis, volleyball, Zumba and much more in the sports clubs
  • Excursion to the "Biotopwildpark Anholter Schweiz" zoo
  • Pony farm with play area for children (trampoline, giant slide, playground etc.)
  • Cinema in neighbouring Bocholt (15 minutes)
  • Whitsun fair in Anholt
  • Christmas markets in the districts of Anholt, Isselburg and Heelden
  • City trip to Münster or Arnhem
  • Trip to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup

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