Steinfurt in the Münsterland
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The Symphony of the Münsterland

Welcome to Steinfurt!

Steinfurt consists of the districts of Burgsteinfurt and Borghorst, each of which has a town centre with many shopping facilities and restaurants. The approximately 34,000 inhabitants enjoy THE GOOD LIFE between urban cultural and leisure facilities and the vast Münsterland park landscape.

The lovable district town in northern Münsterland

The district town of Steinfurt is located northwest of Münster between Ochtrup and Emsdetten. Münster and Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) are around 40 minutes away by car, and the Dutch city of Enschede is just as easy to reach. Osnabrück is just under an hour's drive away. You can travel directly to Münster, Ochtrup and Enschede from the three railway stations Steinfurt-Burgsteinfurt, Steinfurt-Borghorst and Steinfurt-Grottenkamp.

Tip: You want to travel to another destination but don't have your own car? Then rent one from the car-sharing provider Stadtteilauto. There are a total of three car-sharing stations in Steinfurt.

By the way: 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 Steinfurt

Steinfurt consists of the districts of Burgsteinfurt and Borghorst, each of which includes three Bauerschaften. Around 15,000 of the total of 34,000 inhabitants live in Burgsteinfurt, about 19,000 in Borghorst.

The heart of Burgsteinfurt is the historic town centre at the moated castle. In the centre of Borghorst there is a shopping centre and a pedestrian zone with shopping facilities and restaurants. The two districts are about ten minutes apart, with the extensive " Steinfurter Bagno" park stretching between them.

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

The city administration provides information on its website about whether building plots are currently available. You can also view the official rent index and use a rent value calculator.

Did you know...?!

The Steinfurt Bagno was laid out in the 18th century as a kind of amusement park with exotic structures and water features. Today you can walk here through extensive woodland and around a lake or listen to music in the concert hall; the meadows now belong to the Golfclub Münsterland.

Shopping in Steinfurt

Both parts of Steinfurt are equally inviting for shopping: In the old town of Burgsteinfurt and in the pedestrian zone in Borghorst you can browse in various shops, boutiques and concept stores with individual assortments. Large clothing chains, drugstores and shoe shops have set up shop in the Baumgarten shopping centre in Burgsteinfurt and in the BWS shopping centre in Borghorst. As everywhere in the Münsterland region, there are of course several specialist bicycle shops in Steinfurt with a large selection of accessories, bicycles and e-bikes. You can buy groceries not only in various supermarkets, but also at the weekly markets in both districts.

Tip: For larger shopping trips, a trip to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup, which is only 20 minutes away by car, is a good idea.

Childcare in Steinfurt

In Steinfurt, a total of 27 daycare centres and kindergartens offer childcare options. Fifteen of these facilities are located in the district of Borghorst, twelve in Burgsteinfurt. You can find childcare places online via the portal "STEP" - Kreis Steinfurt ElternPortal.
The Diakonie of the Steinfurt-Coesfeld-Borken church district provides information about day care services.

Schools in Steinfurt

With the educational opportunities in the district town, pupils of all ages are well catered for - from the first day of school to the bachelor's degree:

  • Six primary schools with a total of seven locations (all with all-day offers).
  • One secondary school
  • Two secondary schools
  • Two grammar schools
  • Two special schools (focusing on emotional and social development and mental development)
  • Two vocational colleges
  • One location of the Münster University of Applied Sciences (FH)

Working in Steinfurt

If you are looking for a job in Steinfurt and the surrounding area, you have good prospects: The unemployment rate in the district is only 4.6 percent. The town is home to small and large companies from a wide range of sectors, including haulage companies, textile factories and chemical, mechanical engineering and wood processing companies. The old-established Rolinck brewery, which now belongs to Krombacher, is particularly well known. The Dwersteg distillery and the Alte Münsterländer Kornbrennerei und Liqueuristillerie Sallandt have an equally long tradition.
The hospital in Steinfurt-Borghorst - the Marienhospital - employs around 500 people.

Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Steinfurt

  • Cycle tour on the 100 Castles Route or on the Aa-Vechte Route
  • Walk in the park "Steinfurter Bagno
  • Swimming in the Borghorst combination pool (indoor and outdoor pool) or in the "BagnoMare" outdoor pool in Burgsteinfurt
  • Münsterland Golf Club
  • Several riding clubs
  • Football, badminton, volleyball, fitness etc. in the sports clubs
  • Soccer hall in Borghorst
  • Cinema in Burgsteinfurt
  • Concerts in the concert gallery in the "Steinfurter Bagno
  • Spring funfair in Burgsteinfurt, summer funfair and autumn funfair in Borghorst
  • Christmas market in Borghorst, St. Nicholas market in Burgsteinfurt
  • City trip to Münster or Enschede
  • Trip to the Designer Outlet Ochtrup

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