Sassenberg | Info on living, living, working in the Münsterland region
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The real treat in Münsterland

Welcome to Sassenberg!

In Sassenberg, THE GOOD LIFE awaits you in the countryside in the immediate vicinity of the district town of Warendorf. The 14,000 inhabitants live in the core town, a smaller district and two rural villages.

East of Münster near Warendorf

Sassenberg is about 45 minutes by car east of Münster in the district of Warendorf. The small town borders directly on Warendorf, and it only takes about ten minutes to drive to the centre of the district town. Osnabrück and Bielefeld are both about 40 minutes away by car, and Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) is a good half-hour drive away.

By the way, you don't have far to go from Sassenberg to the sea. You can reach the North Sea coastin just two hours via the nearby motorways.

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 Sassenberg

In addition to the core town, Sassenberg also includes the district of Füchtorf, which is about ten minutes' drive to the north, and the villages of Dackmar and Gröblingen. The latter two consist of individual houses and farms in the Münsterland park landscape and do not have their own village centre.

Sassenberg is known supra-regionally mainly for its smaller district: Füchtorf bears the title "savings village" because of its many specialised farms and offers rural flair with a farmers' café and an annual farmers' market.

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 area of Münsterland, the average rental price per square metre is between five and seven euros, the average purchase price for flats and houses per square metre is 2100 euros.

Shopping in Sassenberg

In Sassenberg and Füchtorf you can buy everything you need for everyday life in several supermarkets. The centre of Sassenberg also offers a small, fine selection of mostly owner-operated shops: In addition to a shoe shop, flower shops and a bookshop, there is also an optician and a large handicrafts shop. In Füchtorf you can browse in a fashion shop .

Childcare and schools in Sassenberg

The very young are cared for in Sassenberg and in the district of Füchtorf in a total of seven kindergartens and day care centres . The Sassenberg Family Centre provides information about further offers for parents and children.

The younger pupils study at three primary schools in Sassenberg. Afterwards, the secondary school offers lower secondary school qualifications (Hauptschule and Realschule). On the town's website you can find addresses and links to all the schools.
Grammar schools and other secondary schools are located in the neighbouring town of Warendorf.

Working in Sassenberg

In addition to small and medium-sized businesses, Sassenberg is also home to a number of well-known, internationally active companies. The largest employers in the town include the company technotrans, which among other things produces technology for printing machines, the sausage manufacturer Fleischwaren Stockmeyer, the company BauschLinnemann/SURTECO, a specialist for foils and other furniture surfaces, and the motorhome builder LMC Caravan.

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Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Sassenberg

  • Cycle tour on the 100 Castles Route or the Historic Town Centres Cycle Route
  • Walk around the double castle of Harkotten
  • Nordic Walking Park
  • Horse riding on the Münsterland Riding Route
  • Surfing, sailing and swimming in the Feldmarksee lake
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach volleyball courts
  • Riding clubs
  • Sports clubs
  • Golf club in neighbouring Warendorf
  • Carnival in spring
  • Rifleman's festival in summer
  • All Saints' Market in the town centre (November)
  • Cinema in Warendorf
  • City trip to Münster or Osnabrück
  • You can also find more information at the welcome service of the district of Warendorf

Curious? Your free time in Sassenberg

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