The Draiflessen Collection building is not only an eye-catcher at night.
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In the footsteps of great traders

Welcome to Mettingen!

In Mettingen, THE GOOD LIFE comes together in a historic town on the edge of the Teutoburg Forest with good transport connections. The 12,000 inhabitants of the municipality live in the centre of the town and in several rural villages.

On the border between Münsterland and Lower Saxony

Mettingen is located between Osnabrück and Rheine in the district of Steinfurt, on the border with Lower Saxony. Osnabrück and Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) can be reached by car in half an hour, and Münster and the district town of Steinfurt are around 50 minutes away. You can be in the Netherlands almost as quickly, for example in the popular shopping city of Enschede. Via the nearby motorways you also have a direct connection to the North Sea coast and can be at the sea in a good hour and a half.

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 Mettingen

Most of the 12,000 inhabitants of Mettingen live in the main town, but the municipality also includes twelve rural farming communities.

The pretty centre of the village is characterised by a number of very different historical buildings. The landmark of the village is the neo-Gothic St. Agatha Church of the Catholic community, not far away is the Protestant Church - it is the oldest building in Mettingen. In addition, several historic half-timbered and sandstone buildings as well as many Tüöttenvillen - the splendid houses of the Tödden, travelling merchants who used to deliver goods to neighbouring countries - have been preserved.

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 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.

Anyone who wants to build a house in Mettingen can find information on new building areas on the municipality's website and can sign up for a list of interested parties for building plots.

Shopping in Mettingen

You can buy groceries, household goods and many other things in Mettingen at various supermarkets and on Thursdays at the weekly market. In the town centre there are other shopping opportunities, for example a drugstore, a bookstore, an optician, shoe and fashion shops. Of course, you can also get everything you need for your bike or e-bike in specialist bike shops in Mettingen.
Tip for bargain hunters: The Designer Outlet Ochtrup is only 45 minutes away by car.

Childcare and schools in Mettingen

There are around seven kindergartens and day care centres in Mettingen, one of which is located in the Schlickelde district. You can also find available childcare places in daycare centres or in daycare for children online in the "STEP - Kreis Steinfurt Elternportal".

Children, young people and adults are well catered for with the education on offer in the municipality - from the first day at school to the Abitur:

  • Two primary schools
  • One secondary school
  • One secondary school
  • One grammar school
  • Two special schools (focus on learning and physical and motor development)
  • One college of further education

Working in Mettingen

Many residents of the municipality commute to work in the surrounding towns, for example to Ibbenbüren and Osnabrück. Mettingen itself is home to various craft and catering businesses, an event technology provider, a traditional grain distillery and a few retailers. The largest employer in the town is the administrative and production site of the Coppenrath & Wiese confectionery.

Did you know...?!

In Mettingen you can also try out unusual sports in several clubs: At the Mettingen Artistic Gymnastics School, children and young people train on Olympic apparatus, at the Mettingen Soap Box Derby youth club everything revolves around the fastest speed, at the Diving Club you can go down into unknown water worlds - and with the Balloon Club up into the airy heights.

Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Mettingen

  • Cycling tour on the Töddenland Route or the Legend Route
  • Hiking in the Teutoburg Forest
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool
  • Riding club
  • Football, handball, dance, martial arts etc. in the sports clubs
  • Trip to the golf course in Westerkappeln
  • Carnival in spring
  • Schützenfeste in summer
  • Funfairs in spring and autumn
  • Open-air picnic at Schultenhof (September)
  • City trip to Münster or Osnabrück
  • Trip to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup
  • and much more

Curious? Your free time in Mettingen

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Leisure in Mettingen
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