Haus Siekmann in Sendenhorst
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting

Welcome to Sendenhorst!

In Sendenhorst, THE GOOD LIFE awaits you in the countryside in the immediate vicinity of Münster. The 13,000 inhabitants of the small town live in two districts of different sizes and several rural farming communities.

A small town on the outskirts of Münster

Sendenhorst is only about 35 minutes by car southeast of Münster city centre - the district of Albersloh even borders directly on the district of Münster-Wolbeck, which lies somewhat outside. It takes about 40 minutes to drive to Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) and only 25 minutes to the district town of Warendorf. The cities of Bielefeld and Dortmund are both just under an hour 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 Sendenhorst

About 9,000 of the 13,000 inhabitants of the municipality live in the main town of Sendenhorst. About 4,000 people live in the district of Albersloh, which is about ten minutes' drive west of the centre and borders on Münster. The municipality also includes 15 farming communities, which are situated around the two districts in the Münsterland park landscape.

Even if rental and purchase prices follow the general real estate trend overall, there are still numerous niches to be discovered in Münsterland for 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 would like to build in Sendenhorst or Albersloh, you can find information and contacts on municipal residential building plots here.

Shopping in Sendenhorst

In Sendenhorst and Albersloh you can do your grocery shopping and other everyday shopping in various supermarkets , and there are also bakeries, ice cream parlours and restaurants in both districts. In the centre of Sendenhorst you can also browse in fashion and shoe shops, a bookshop and a shop selling decorative items, household goods and gifts. Like everywhere else in Münsterland, you can get everything you need for your bike or e-bike in specialist bike shops.

On Fridays you can shop for fresh food, flowers, jewellery and clothes at the weekly market in Sendenhorst.

Childcare in Sendenhorst

In Sendenhorst and Albersloh there are a total of eight day care centres and kindergartens, including a Montessori kindergarten. On the website of the municipality you will find all addresses and contact persons, as well as information on playgroups and day care services.

Schools in Sendenhorst

At the schools in Sendenhorst, children and young people can obtain all qualifications up to the Abitur:

Pupils from Sendenhorst can attendgrammar schools in neighbouring towns, for example in Warendorf, Ahlen and Münster.

Working in Sendenhorst

Sendenhorst is not only a good starting point for commuters who work in Münster, Hamm or the region. There are also many attractive employers in the municipality. In addition to family-run small and medium-sized businesses, there are also some well-known companies based here. One of the largest employers in the region, for example, is the company VEKA, which specialises in plastic profiles for windows, doors and roller shutters. The St. Josef-Stift, an orthopaedic clinic and rehabilitation facility, also employs many people from Sendenhorst and the surrounding area.

Did you know...?!

In Albersloh, a very special picnic area invites you to enjoy and relax: the Wersestrand. The little river Werse and the shore area were renaturalised here a few years ago to prevent flooding of the surrounding residential areas during high water. At the same time, a yellow sandy beach was created on a small island in the middle of the river - a small oasis in everyday life.

Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Sendenhorst

  • Cycling tour on the 100 Castles Route or the Werse Cycle Path
  • Canoe tour on the Werse
  • Horse riding on the Münsterland Riding Route
  • Swing golf course
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Football, handball, dancing and much more in the sports club
  • Riding clubs
  • Concerts, exhibitions and other cultural events at Haus Siekmann
  • Martini goose market with children's programme in November
  • Excursion to the Christmas market or the All Saints' Fair in Soest (50 minutes)
  • Trip to the skiing area in Winterberg (1.5 hours)
  • Balloon trip
  • City trip to Münster
  • and much more

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