Rhede | Info on living, living, working in Rhede in the Münsterland region
Rhede in the Münsterland
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Welcome to Rhede!

The town of Rhede offers you THE GOOD LIFE with urban leisure and cultural activities in the town centre and nature experiences in the green surroundings. The approximately 19,000 inhabitants live in five districts: the large town centre and four rural districts.

Between Westphalia, the Lower Rhine and the Netherlands

Rhede is located on the western edge of the Münsterland region, not far from the Dutch border. Münster is a good hour's drive away, and the Dutch cities of Arnhem and Enschede are just as easy to reach. Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) and Weeze Airport on the Lower Rhine are also just an hour away. The district town of Borken is 20 minutes away by car.

Tip: The 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 Rhede

Most of the approximately 19,000 inhabitants live in the core town of Rhede, which is surrounded by four other districts. The largest is Vardingholt, which lies to the north. Here about 3000 people live in a small village centre and on many farmsteads scattered in the Münsterland park landscape. The district of Krechting , with about 1900 inhabitants, directly adjoins the core town to the south. To the southwest and southeast are the two scattered settlements of Büngern (260 inhabitants) and Krommert (700 inhabitants).

Even if rental and purchase prices overall follow the general real estate trend, there are still numerous niches to be discovered in Münsterland when 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.

In addition, you can view information on the development of turnover and prices on the property market in the district of Borken in the property market report .

Did you know...?!

There are three companies in Rhede that produce chocolate treats: Schoko-Dragee GmbH is named after its product, which it offers in various shapes and flavours. Pralinen-Manufactur Große-Bölting creates classic and unusual pralines and truffles, and Pralinenbote offers exclusive praline tastings.

Shopping in Rhede

In Rhede's town centre you can browse in numerous small specialist shops, such as clothing shops and concept stores, a bookshop and a shop for wedding and evening dresses. In between, many cafés, restaurants and ice cream parlours invite you to take a break. Of course, there are also a number of specialist bicycle shops in the city offering new bicycles or e-bikes and the matching accessories. A special feature is the RHEDENSwert: on the one hand it is a showcase for the economy and offers products from local businesses, on the other hand it houses the tourist information.

In a central location, a new centre has been created with the urban development project Stadthöfe am Rheder Bach. There, the city centre is being revitalised with high-quality flats, doctors' surgeries, event gastronomy and a hotel.

Twice a week there is also a market in the city centre, otherwise you can get groceries in various supermarkets and discounters.

Want to do some more shopping? From Rhede it's not far to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup (50 minutes) and the popular Dutch shopping city of Venlo (1.5 hours).

Childcare in Rhede

Rhede's youngest residents can play and learn in around twelve day-care centres and kindergartens (including a forest kindergarten) and two toddler groups . All contact details and further information can be found on the town's website.

Schools in Rhede

There are three primary schools in the town with a total of four locations in the districts of Rhede, Vardingholt and Krechting. At the comprehensive school , pupils can obtain all qualifications, from the lower secondary school leaving certificate to the Abitur.

Secondary schools, grammar schools, vocational colleges and other schools are located in the neighbouring towns of Bocholt and Borken.

Working in Rhede

Many of the companies in Rhede are located in the industrial area in the south-east of the core town, including businesses from the electronics, plastics and wood processing and mechanical engineering and metal construction sectors. Among the well-known companies are Rademacher Geräte-Elektronik GmbH, the cleaning products manufacturer JEMAKO International GmbH and the Wuppertal-based Kromberg & Schubert GmbH, which manufactures cable systems at its plant in Rhede. The textile industry, which used to be very important in the past, is now remembered, among other things, by the Bocholt-based Ibena Textilwerke. At Bresser GmbH you can reach for the stars. The company is a manufacturer and distributor of optical equipment such as astronomical telescopes, microscopes and binoculars.

Top employer in Münsterland

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Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Rhede

  • Cycling tour on the 100 Castles Route
  • Hiking in the "Prinzenbusch" forest area
  • Walk in the "Pastorsbusch" park
  • Canoeing tour on the Bocholter Aa river
  • Sport in one of the sports and riding clubs
  • Outdoor and indoor swimming pool
  • Skating facility
  • Medicine and pharmacy museum
  • Max and Moritz" toy museum
  • Events in the "Rheder Ei" cultural hall
  • Funfair in summer
  • Christmas market (on an Advent weekend)
  • Cinema in neighbouring Bocholt (15 minutes)
  • City trip to Münster, Enschede or Venlo
  • Trip to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup
  • Trip to the rock'n'pop museum in Gronau
  • You can also find more information on the city portal for Rhede
  • and much more.

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