Lüdinghausen | Info on living, living, working in the Münsterland region
Vischering Castle in Lüdinghausen in the Münsterland region.
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City of the water castles

Welcome to Lüdinghausen!

The town of Lüdinghausen consists of the core town, the district of Seppenrade and 14 farming communities. The 25,000 inhabitants enjoy THE GOOD LIFE in a pretty old town and on excursions into the green surroundings.

On the border between Münsterland and the Ruhr region

Lüdinghausen is about 35 minutes by car southwest of Münster in the Coesfeld district between Dülmen and Nordkirchen. The ExpressBus X90 takes you to Münster's city centre in just under 40 minutes. Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) and the district town of Coesfeld can be reached in 40 minutes. In the south, the city borders on the Ruhr region; Dortmund, for example, is only 50 minutes away. Düsseldorf is just under an hour and a half away. By train you can travel from Lüdinghausen directly to Dortmund, Gronau and Enschede.

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 Lüdinghausen

Most of the approximately 25,000 inhabitants live in the core town, while Seppenrade is home to about 6900 people. The heart of Lüdinghausen is the charming old town with numerous small and larger shops and plenty of restaurants. To the northwest, a spacious park adjoins the town centre, where you can stroll between two historic moated castles.
The small district of Seppenrade lies to the west on the other side of the Dortmund-Ems Canal, about five minutes by car from the centre of Lüdinghausen.

Even though 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 area of Münsterland, the average rental price 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 whether urban housing plots are currently for sale on the city's website. There you can also sign up for a list of interested parties.

Did you know...?!

Lüdinghausen can officially call itself the "town of water castles". For good reason - after all, with Vischering Castle and Lüdinghausen Renaissance Castle there are two magnificent buildings right in the middle of the town. Kakesbeck Castle lies a few kilometres north of the town centre and is not quite as well known, but just as worth seeing.

Shopping in Lüdinghausen

The old town of Lüdinghausen is a great place for shopping and strolling: In addition to a bookshop, a gift shop and various other specialist shops, you will also find individual boutiques and concept stores with a special selection. A number of cafés, ice cream parlours and restaurants invite you to take a break. There are also restaurants and some specialist shops in Seppenrade. You can get everything for your tour by bike or e-bike in various bike shops.

You can get groceries in supermarkets and bakeries in both districts, and there is also a markettwice a week in the centre of Lüdinghausen.

Childcare and schools in Lüdinghausen

Around 19 kindergartens and day-care centres in Lüdinghausen take care of the smallest residents. Do you prefer day care? The youth welfare office of the district of Coesfeldcan help you find childminders.

The educational opportunities in Lüdinghausen cover all school types and qualifications:

  • Three primary schools (one of which is in Seppenrade)
  • One secondary school
  • One secondary school
  • One secondary school
  • Two grammar schools
  • One vocational college

Working in Lüdinghausen

More than 2000 businesses and companies are registered in Lüdinghausen. Some of the larger ones are based in the extensive commercial and industrial area on the banks of the Dortmund-Ems Canal to the west of the town centre. For example, a large bakery, metal construction companies, haulage firms and plastics manufacturers are located there. The largest and best-known companies include the Maggi factory Lüdinghausen of Nestlé Deutschland AG, the grain and cereal distillery eal Euro-Alkohol GmbH and Askari Sport GmbH, a mail-order company for fishing and hunting accessories.

Top employer in Münsterland

Top employer in Münsterland Top employer in Münsterland
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Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Lüdinghausen

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  • Cycling tour on the German Football Route or the 100 Castles Route
  • Walk around the three moated castles
  • Walk through the rose garden in Seppenrade
  • Football, basketball, badminton and much more in the sports clubs
  • Inclusive fitness park
  • Excursion to the Golf- und Landclub Nordkirchen
  • Swimming pool (indoor pool with sauna world and fitness facilities)
  • Riding clubs
  • Cinema
  • Theatre, concerts and cabaret (various venues)
  • Rose picnic in the Seppenrade rose garden (summer)
  • Star picnic in the old town of Lüdinghausen
  • Advent market in Lüdinghausen, Christmas market in Seppenrade
  • City trip to Münster or Dortmund
  • and much more

The MünsterlandBlog

The evening market at Lüdinghausen Castle The evening market at Lüdinghausen Castle
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We tested the evening market at Lüdinghausen Castle for you

From April to October, the evening market takes place in the courtyard of Lüdinghausen Castle on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from 4pm to 8pm. Here you can expect delicious snacks of French specialities and a selection of drinks. In addition, the "Friends of Lüdinghausen Castle" have a wealth of information ready and offer interested guests insights behind the centuries-old facades. Guest blogger Stephanie Hainke reveals what a visit to the evening market can look like on our MünsterlandBlog.

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