Metelen in the Münsterland
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The Vecht Town

Welcome to Metelen!

In Metelen you have THE GOOD LIFE in the countryside and at the same time are well connected to the surrounding towns. Around 6400 people live in the municipality.

Rural location between Gronau and Steinfurt

Metelen is located in the district of Steinfurt in the north-western Münsterland, not far from the Dutch border. The popular shopping city of Enschede, for example, can be reached by car in around 35 minutes. You can reach Münster and Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) almost as quickly, and Osnabrück is an hour's drive away. The district town of Steinfurt is only 15 minutes away. A great advantage for commuters: a regional train runs from Metelen station to Münster and Enschede.

The North Sea coast is not far from here either: via the nearby A31 motorway you can reach the sea in two hours.

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 Metelen

Metelen is also called the "Vechte town": The small river Vechte meanders through the middle of the town, and a historic mill stands on the banks of the Vechte. The municipality consists mainly of residential areas where the approximately 6400 inhabitants live.
In addition to the main town, two rural farming communities belong to Metelen. There is an industrial area in the north-east.

Even if rental and purchase prices follow the general real estate trend, there are still many 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, and the average purchase price for flats and houses per square metre is 2100 euros.

If you want to build a house in Metelen, you will find the right contact for building plots here. If you would rather buy a house, you should find out about the funding programme "Jung kauft Alt - Ältere Häuser neu beleben" (Young buys old - revitalise older houses ).

Shopping in Metelen

You can shop in several supermarkets in Metelen. There are also various specialist shops in the town, including a clothing shop and a bridal fashion shop. You can get everything you need for your bike or e-bike at various bike shops in the neighbouring towns.
If you want to shop extensively, you don't have far to go: the popular Designer Outlet Ochtrup is only 15 minutes away by car.

Childcare and schools in Metelen

Around four day-care centres in Metelen take care of the youngest children. In the "STEP - Kreis Steinfurt Elternportal" (STEP - Steinfurt District Parents' Portal) you can search online for available childcare places and register your child directly.

In Metelen there is a primary school with over-lunch care and open all-day care.

Secondary schools are located in neighbouring towns: In Ochtrup there is a grammar school, a secondary school and a secondary modern school, in Steinfurt there is a secondary modern school, two secondary modern schools and two grammar schools. The neighbouring town of Heek also has a secondary school.

Working in Metelen

Metelen has a colourful mix of trades, services, commerce and industry, and many residents also work in agriculture. In addition to small and medium-sized businesses, the municipality is also home to a number of well-known companies, for example the sausage manufacturer Feldhues-Group, Kremer Stahltechnik, the confectionery manufacturer Sulá, a location of the mechanical engineering company Wheelabrator-Group and a location of the company Peugeot Saveurs (PSP Germany), which manufactures spice mills, among other things.

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