Saerbeck | Info on living, living and working in Saerbeck
The Sinniger Mill in Saerbeck
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The climate commune

Welcome to Saerbeck!

In Saerbeck, THE GOOD LIFE awaits you in a lively village community with many leisure opportunities in nature. Around the centre of the village, where most of the 7100 inhabitants live, is the Münsterland park landscape with many farms. Saerbeck also shines as an official "NRW Climate Municipality".

A rural community between Münster and Rheine

Saerbeck is located in the northern Münsterland in the district of Steinfurt. Münster, Osnabrück and the district town of Steinfurt can all be reached by car in half an hour. You can also reach the Netherlands quickly from here: The popular shopping city of Enschede, for example, is just an hour's drive away. You can also reach the North Sea coast in just two hours via the nearby motorways.

And if you like to travel further afield: Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) is only 15 minutes away.

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 Saerbeck

Around the village church in the centre of Saerbeck are several shops, cafés and restaurants as well as a small park. Adjacent to the village centre are housing estates in which the approximately 7100 inhabitants of the community live. To the west of the village centre is a small commercial area with supermarkets and some businesses, a larger industrial area to the north-east outside the village. The popular bathing lake extends to the southwest. In the landscape around the village there are still some farms, which were the most important economic factor in the middle of the 20th century.

Even though rental and purchase prices overall are following 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 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 buy a building plot and build a house in Saerbeck, you can download an application form from the municipality's website.

Did you know ...?!

For a few years now, Saerbeck has officially been allowed to call itself a "NRW climate municipality". The municipal administration, investors and citizens have jointly developed and implemented a climate protection concept that has received an award from the NRW Environment Ministry. In the bioenergy park, for example, which was established in the landscape north of the village, wind, sun and biomass now generate three times as much electricity as the community itself needs. In addition to expert lectures and workshops, guided tours on the topic of the climate community are also offered.

The municipality of Saerbeck is a pioneer of the local energy transition

Shopping in Saerbeck

In the centre of Saerbeck you can shop for shoes, flowers, books and clothes. There are also several restaurants, an ice cream parlour and a bakery with a café. You can get groceries in several large supermarkets and on Fridays at the weekly market in the centre of the village. Cyclists have a large selection of e-bikes, bicycles and accessories in specialist bicycle shops all over Münsterland.
A different kind of shopping? The Designer Outlet Ochtrup is only 40 minutes away by car.

Childcare and schools in Saerbeck

The youngest children are cared for in about six kindergartens and day care centres in Saerbeck. Here you can find an overview of all addresses and contact persons. You can also search for free childcare places online in the "STEP - Kreis Steinfurt Elternportal" and register your child directly.

The younger pupils from Saerbeck attend the St. Georg primary school. Afterwards, they can take all school-leaving examinations up to the Abitur at the Saerbeck Comprehensive School.

Working in Saerbeck

The business location of Saerbeck is characterised by a mixture of trade, agriculture and industry. Mechanical engineers, plastics manufacturers, a software company and metalworking companies, among others, are based in the industrial estates. The Saertex Group, whose products are used in aircraft construction, the automotive industry and wind turbines, and the biogas plant manufacturer EnviTec Biogas are among the large companies in the town.

The bioenergy park, which sees itself as a centre of excellence for renewable energies, is home to both companies and research institutions that support the energy transition. For example, the company Enapter will continue to set up mass production for hydrogen technology in the Saerbeck Bioenergy Park, creating up to 300 jobs.

Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Saerbeck

  • Cycle tour on the Ems Cycle Route or on the NaTourism Route "Curlew Route".
  • Walk through the many nature reserves
  • Bathing lake with sunbathing lawn and sandy beach
  • Nöttler Berg" game reserve
  • Riding club, riding stables and Icelandic horse farms
  • Saerbeck Triathlon (summer)
  • Football, handball, yoga, martial arts etc. in the sports club
  • Funfair (October)
  • Excursion to the golf courses in Greven, Rheine and Ladbergen
  • Cinema in neighbouring Emsdetten (15 minutes)
  • City trip to Münster or Osnabrück
  • Trip to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup
  • and much more

Curious? Your free time in Saerbeck

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