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The flower city in Münsterland
Legden

Welcome to Legden!

In Legden, THE GOOD LIFE awaits you in the countryside with many recreational opportunities and good transport connections. The 7300 inhabitants live in the two districts of Legden and Asbeck and some rural farming communities.

Two villages in the western Münsterland

Legden is located in the western Münsterland region between Ahaus and Coesfeld. From here, you don't have far to go to the Netherlands; for example, the popular shopping city of Enschede is only about 35 minutes away by car. Legden is also very well connected in other respects: Münster and Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) can be reached in about 50 minutes, Osnabrück in just over an hour. The district town of Borken is half an hour's drive away. Another plus for commuters: Legden railway station is on the Dortmund-Enschede regional train line.
You can reach the North Sea coast in just over two hours via the A31 motorway, to which Legden has its own junction.

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 Legden

The municipality of Legden consists of the main town and the second district of Asbeck, which is located about ten minutes north-east of the centre. About 1300 of the total of 7300 inhabitants live in Asbeck. Between and around the two villages are eight farming communities, which also belong to the municipality.

In the centre of Legden there are some shopping facilities and restaurants. Behind the listed church of St. Brigida is the dahlia garden, where about 160 varieties of the colourful flower bloom.

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 rural Münsterland the average rent per square metre is between five and seven euros, the average purchase price for flats and houses per square metre is 2100 euros.

You can find out about current building areas on the municipality's website. In addition, you can view information about the development of turnover and prices on the property market in the district of Borken in the property market report.

Shopping in Legden

You can buy everything you need for everyday life in Legden: in addition to various supermarkets, there are also fashion shops, a shoe shop, an optician and a decoration and gift shop in the town centre. An ice cream parlour and several restaurants are located between the shops. You can get everything you need for your bike or e-bike in various specialist bike shops in the neighbouring towns.
Tip for bargain hunters: The Designer Outlet Ochtrup is only 25 minutes away by car.

Childcare and schools in Legden

There are around six day care centres and kindergartens in Legden and Asbeck. Here you can also find information and contacts for childcare by childminders.

The youngest pupils are taught at the two primary school sites in Legden and Asbeck. They can then go on to the secondary school in Legden-Rosendahl to complete their lower secondary or intermediate school leaving certificate. Grammar schools and other secondary schools are located in the neighbouring town of Ahaus and in nearby Coesfeld.

Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Legden

  • Cycle tour on the Flamingo Route
  • Walk in the Dahlia Garden
  • Walk on the Asbeck Sculpture Route
  • Football, handball, dancing and much more in the sports clubs
  • Riding club and vaulting club
  • Trip to the golf course in Ahaus or Coesfeld
  • Balloon flight
  • Traditional livestock and stall market "Düstermühlenmarkt" (August)
  • Dahlia festival with children's flower parade and entertainment programme
  • Two cinemas in neighbouring Ahaus
  • City trip to Münster or Enschede
  • Trip to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup
  • Trip to the rock'n'pop museum in Gronau
  • and much more

Curious? Your free time in Legden

The Dahlia Village Legden The Dahlia Village Legden
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Leisure in Legden
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