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Neuenkirchen in the Münsterland
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Welcome to Neuenkirchen!

In Neuenkirchen, THE GOOD LIFE in the countryside comes together with colourful leisure opportunities and the offers of the large neighbouring town of Rheine. The approximately 14,000 inhabitants live in the main town, a smaller district and four rural Bauerschaften.

On the border between NRW and Lower Saxony

Neuenkirchen is located in the northern Münsterland, on the border with Lower Saxony. The municipality also borders Rheine, the largest city in the Steinfurt district. Münster and Osnabrück can be reached by car in around 45 minutes, and Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) can be reached just as quickly. The Dutch city of Enschede is also only about 40 minutes away. The district town of Steinfurt is about 15 minutes away.
Do you like to travel to the sea? You can reach the North Sea coast in two hours via the nearby A31 motorway.

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 Neuenkirchen

Around 14,000 people live in Neuenkirchen. The municipality consists of the town centre, the district of St. Arnold and four farming communities. The heart of the village is the magnificent church of St. Anna. Around it runs the pedestrian zone with various shopping facilities and restaurants, where the weekly market also takes place.

Even if rental and purchase prices overall follow 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, and the average purchase price for flats and houses per square metre is 2100 euros.

If you want to build a house in Neuenkirchen, you can find out about available building plots from these contacts .

Did you know...?!

The municipality's sports clubs have already produced several German champions - and in very different disciplines. The Rote Husaren dance corps has won the German Carnival Dance Championships several times. The TuS St. Arnold, on the other hand, has trained several German karate champions.

Shopping in Neuenkirchen

You can buy groceries and everything for everyday life in supermarkets in Neuenkirchen and St. Arnold, and on Fridays at the weekly market in the pedestrian zone of Neuenkirchen. Here you will find restaurants and cafés, fashion shops, a bookshop and other shopping facilities, as well as bicycle and e-bike dealers. Larger specialist shops such as DIY stores, a large garden centre, furniture shops and a specialist market for garden furniture are located outside the town centre, mainly in the two industrial estates.

The neighbouring town of Rheine, for example, with its large pedestrian zone and the Emsgalerie, as well as the Designer Outlet Ochtrup, which is only 15 minutes away by car, invite you to take a long shopping trip.

Childcare and schools in Neuenkirchen

There are around eleven day care centres in Neuenkirchen, including a Waldorf kindergarten. Other childcare options are available in the form of day care. You can find free kindergarten or day care places online in the "STEP - Kreis Steinfurt Elternportal ".

At the schools in Neuenkirchen, adolescents and young adults can obtain all qualifications up to the Abitur:

  • Two primary schools (with a total of three locations, one of which is in the St. Arnold district).
  • One secondary school
  • One grammar school

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Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Neuenkirchen

  • Cycle tour on the 100 Castles Route
  • Walk around Lake Offlum with beach promenade
  • Football, handball, fitness etc. in the sports clubs
  • Riding club
  • Neuenkirchen fun run in summer
  • Natural open-air swimming pool
  • Excursion to the Rheine Nature Zoo
  • Funfair in August
  • Exhibitions and art courses at Kunstkreis Neuenkirchen
  • Two cinemas in neighbouring Rheine (15 minutes)
  • City trip to Münster or Enschede
  • Trip to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup
  • Trip to the rock'n'pop museum in Gronau
  • and much more

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