Nordwalde in the Münsterland
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The perfect place for riders and cyclists

Welcome to Nordwalde!

In Nordwalde you have THE GOOD LIFE with a wide range of leisure activities and good connections to the surrounding towns - by car and by train. The 9500 inhabitants live in the centre of the town and in some rural villages.

A village community between Münster and Steinfurt

Nordwalde is about 25 minutes by car northwest of Münster in the district of Steinfurt. You can also reach Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) from here in about 25 minutes, and Osnabrück is about 50 minutes away. The district town of Steinfurt is only 20 minutes away by car. In the west, it's not far to our Dutch neighbours; the popular city of Enschede , for example, is only 45 minutes away. You can also travel there comfortably by train, from Nordwalde station there are direct connections to Münster and Gronau. The nearby motorways take you to the North Sea coast in just over 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 Nordwalde

Nordwalde consists of the main town, where most of the 9500 inhabitants live, and five rural villages. In the centre of the village, around the town hall and the churches, there are a few shops and restaurants, and children can play in the playground. Residential areas extend around the village centre, and the railway station and an industrial area are located to the far west.

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 areas of Münsterland, the average rent per square metre is between five and seven euros, and the average purchase price per square metre for flats and houses is 2,100 euros.

Here you can find information on urban building areas and building plots.

Did you know...?!

Nordwalde hosts a special cultural event every autumn: the "Nordwalde Biography Days". In keeping with the respective annual theme, the association"Gesellschaft für biografische Kommunikation" puts together a programme of readings, exhibitions, film screenings, concerts and plays with and about very different personalities.

Shopping in Nordwalde

In Nordwalde you can shop in various supermarkets , and on Saturdays there is also a small weekly market with fresh products from the region. In addition to restaurants and bakeries with cafés, the town centre also has clothing shops, a book and stationery shop, an optician and a handicrafts shop. As almost everywhere in the Münsterland region, specialist bicycle shops offer you lots of accessories and new bicycles or e-bikes. Tip for shopping enthusiasts: The Designer Outlet Ochtrup or the city of Münster with its diverse shopping opportunities are only 25 minutes away by car.

Childcare and schools in Nordwalde

Around six day care centres and kindergartens in Nordwalde take care of the youngest residents, as well as day care services. You can find available childcare places in the facilities in the"STEP - Kreis Steinfurt Elternportal".

There are two primary schools in Nordwalde. Pupils can then go on to the comprehensive school to obtain all qualifications up to the Abitur (A-levels).

Working in Nordwalde

Nordwalde as a business location is mainly characterised by small and medium-sized enterprises: In addition to the retail trade, there are a number of craft businesses, metalworkers and service providers in the town. Some well-known companies are also based in the industrial area, for example the pharmaceutical and cosmetics producer Eimermacher and the company Trendelkamp Technologie, a specialist in plastics technology and building technology. The largest employer in Nordwalde is Hengst Filterwerke, which produces filter systems and engine components.

Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Nordwalde

  • Cycling on the Aa-Vechte Tour
  • Handball, football, fitness and much more in the sports clubs
  • Riding club, indoor riding arena and integrative riding path
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Excursion to the golf clubs in Steinfurt and Greven
  • Rifle club festivals in summer
  • Funfair in autumn
  • Christmas market on an Advent weekend
  • All Saints' folk run
  • Cinemas in Steinfurt and Emsdetten (15 minutes)
  • City trip to Münster or Enschede
  • Trip to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup

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