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A real treasure in the Baumberge

Welcome to Nottuln!

In Nottuln, THE GOOD LIFE awaits you in the countryside with excellent transport links to nearby Münster and the Baumberge mountains on your doorstep. The 20,000 inhabitants live in four different-sized districts. Nottuln is a lively community with many clubs, from choirs and theatre groups to sports, shooting and carnival clubs.

A community in the heart of Münsterland

Nottuln is located west of Münster in the district of Coesfeld on the edge of the Baumberge - the highest mountain range in Münsterland. You can reach Münster in around 25 minutes via the A43 motorway, to which the municipality has its own junction, and it only takes half an hour to drive to Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) via the A1 motorway, which is also close by. The district town of Coesfeld is 20 minutes away.
From the train station in Appelhülsen you can travel to Münster in 15 minutes and to Essen in 50 minutes.

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 Nottuln

Almost 12,000 of the 20,000 residents live in the district of Nottuln. The second largest district is Appelhülsen with a good 4,500 inhabitants, followed by Darup with 2,200 and Schapdetten with around 1,300 inhabitants. The municipality also includes twelve farming communities.
The residential areas, some of which have grown and some of which are new, are dominated by detached, semi-detached and terraced houses. But of course you can also rent a flat in Nottuln.

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 rural 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.

If you want to build a house, you can find an overview of the municipal building plots on the city's website.

Did you know ...?!

The plans for the historic centre of Nottuln were drawn up by the famous baroque architect Johann Conrad Schlaun. He also designed the castle, the Erbdrostenhof and the Clemens Church in Münster as well as the magnificent Nordkirchen Castle.

Shopping in Nottuln

There are several supermarkets in Nottuln and Appelhülsen, and in Schapdetten you can buy groceries and drugstore items at the "Dettener Dorfladen". There is a bakery in Darup, and you can reach the supermarkets in Nottuln in five minutes by car. You can also get fresh food, many even in organic quality, at the weekly market in the historic centre of Nottuln. Here you can also browse in a bookshop, shops for decorative and gift articles and the blue print shop.
Like almost everywhere else in Münsterland, there is of course a specialist bicycle shop in Nottuln where you can buy accessories and new bicycles or e-bikes.
You want to shop in detail? The Designer Outlet Ochtrup is only 45 minutes away by car.

Childcare in Nottuln

There are around 14 kindergartens and day care centres in the municipality: nine in Nottuln, three in Appelhülsen and one each in Schapdetten and Darup. You can register your child directly at the facilities.

Schools in Nottuln

The educational offer in Nottuln is well positioned with a total of six schools:

  • Four primary schools (two in Nottuln and one each in Darup and Appelhülsen).
  • One secondary school
  • One grammar school

More secondary schools and a total of five special schools are located in the neighbouring towns of Coesfeld, Lüdinghausen, Dülmen and Senden. You can find an overview on the website of the education authority for the district of Coesfeld.

Working in Nottuln

The business location of Nottuln is characterised by a mix of industry, trade and commerce. In addition to small and medium-sized businesses, the Nottuln industrial estates are also home to larger companies that are active in the fields of environmental technology as well as assembly and plant construction, among others.
Another large employer is the Christophorus Trägergesellschaft: The Christophorus clinics in Nottuln, Coesfeld and Dülmen together function as an academic teaching hospital of the University of Münster.

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Our tips: Leisure, Excursions, Culture in Nottuln

  • Cycling tour on the 100 Castles Route
  • Hiking on the historic Way of St. James to Gerleve Monastery
  • Hiking through the Baumberge
  • Excursion to the Dülmen wild horses
  • Sport in one of the many sports clubs
  • Horse riding in one of the riding clubs
  • Swimming in the open-air wave pool or the indoor pool
  • Wine festival in May
  • Martinimarkt with funfair in November
  • City trip to Münster
  • and much more

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