Oelde | Info on living, living, working in Oelde in the Münsterland region
The Four Seasons Park in Oelde
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Charming in all four seasons

Welcome to Oelde!

In Oelde you have THE GOOD LIFE between a colourful cultural programme and the green Münsterland park landscape. The approximately 30,000 inhabitants live in the town centre and in three smaller districts.

Münsterland meets East Westphalia

Oelde is located in the district of Warendorf and borders on the region of East Westphalia. It takes about half an hour to get to Bielefeld by car, for example, and about an hour to Münster and Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO). Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport is just as easy to reach. The district town of Warendorf is half an hour away.

Regional trains run from Oelde station to Münster, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Hamm and Bielefeld.

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 Oelde

Oelde consists of the main town, the districts of Lette, Stromberg and Sünninghausen, as well as some rural villages. Most of the almost 30,000 inhabitants live in the main town, around 5,000 in the district of Stromberg to the south-east, where there is a pilgrimage church and the ruins of a hilltop castle. The district of Lette, where about 2300 people live, lies to the north of the core town. Sünninghausen is the smallest district with about 1300 inhabitants and lies south of the town centre. As in Stromberg, new residential areas have been built in Sünninghausen in recent years.

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, the average purchase price for flats and houses per square metre is 2100 euros.

For tenants, the city administration has compiled information on the current rent index.

Shopping in Oelde

If you want to shop, the pedestrian zone in the city centre is the place to be. In addition to gift, toy and stationery shops, you can also browse in shoe shops, branches of large fashion chains and small boutiques and concept stores. In between are cafés, bars and restaurants. For your tour by bike or e-bike, you can shop in several bike shops.

You can get groceries not only in several supermarkets, but also twice a week at the market.

Childcare in Oelde

13 kindergartens and day care centrestake care of the next generation in Oelde and its districts. The municipality provides information on its website about registration and day-carefees as well as the day-careservices.

Schools in Oelde

At the schools in Oelde, children and young people can take all school-leaving qualifications up to the Abitur:

  • Six primary schools (one of which is in Stromberg and one in Lette).
  • One special school (focus on physical and motor development)
  • One comprehensive school
  • One grammar school

Working in Oelde

In addition to small and medium-sized businesses operating in many different sectors, Oelde is also home to a number of large companies. Among the best known are the long-established Pott's brewery, the headquarters of the Zurbrüggen furniture chain and a plant of the household appliance manufacturer Miele.

The hospital in Oelde - the Marien-Hospital - is an academic teaching hospital of the University of Münster.

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Did you know...?!

With tradition: Two of the 50 oldest family businesses in Germany come from Oelde: Schwarze und Schlichte is a spirits producer founded in 1664, and Pott's Brauerei has existed since 1769. Both companies are still family-owned today.

Crazy: The Stromberg soapbox team organises a big soapbox race in the town every summer. The team's drivers have also made it to the podium at German championships and international competitions.

Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Oelde

  • Cycling tour on the 100 Castles Route
  • Walk in the Four Seasons Park with Children's Museum
  • Football, tennis, fitness and much more in the sports clubs
  • Indoor and two outdoor swimming pools
  • Trip to Ennigerloh Golf Club
  • Riding club
  • Events at the Haus Nottbeck cultural estate
  • Stromberg castle stage (open-air stage)
  • Cinema
  • Dance around the Oelde Whitsun wreath (traditional festival)
  • Oelde Live" pub festival
  • Trip to the All Saints' Fair or the Christmas market in Soest (40 minutes)
  • Trip to the skiing area in Winterberg (1.5 hours)
  • City trip to Münster
  • You can also find more information at the welcome service of the district of Warendorf

Listen in! So or So" Podcast | The Stromberg Castle Ruin in Oelde

"SO OR SO - your Münsterland". In this podcast from Germany's most beautiful region, you will experience a short acoustic excursion to the Stromberg castle ruins in Oelde. Let Münsterland reporter Dennis Burk take you there and tell you more about the historic buildings and the Kreuzkirche. And the Stromberg castle ruins also have a lot to offer as an excursion destination for the whole family. Curious? Take ten minutes and listen in:

Curious? Your free time in Oelde

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