Telgte | Info on living, living, working in Telgte in Münsterland
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The great small town in Münsterland

Welcome to Telgte!

THE GOOD LIFE awaits you in Telgte between a beautiful old town and the wide landscape of the Münsterland. The population of around 20,000 is spread over two different-sized districts.

A romantic small town near Münster

Telgte is about 25 minutes by car to the east of Münster. You can reach Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) and the district town of Warendorf just as quickly. Osnabrück is about 50 minutes away, and Bielefeld is only an hour's drive away. From the train station in Telgte, you can also take the train to Münster, Warendorf and Bielefeld. Trains to Münster, Osnabrück and Düsseldorf stop at Westbevern station.
You can reach the North Sea coast by car in two hours via the nearby A1 motorway.

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 Telgte

In addition to the core town, Telgte also includes the northern district of Westbevern, which in turn is subdivided into Westbevern-Dorf and Westbevern-Valdrup. Of the total population of about 20,000, about 4,000 live in Westbevern, the rest in the core town.
The historic centre of Telgte with its small streets and alleys is adjoined by residential areas to the west and south. To the north and east, the old town borders on the large Emsauenpark; on the other side of the green space and the Ems River are further housing estates.

The heart of Westbevern is the historic parish church of St. Cornelius and Cyprianus. The Bever, a small tributary of the Ems, meanders through this part of town.

Even if rental and purchase prices overall follow 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, and the average purchase price for flats and houses per square metre is 2100 euros.

The town of Telgte provides information on its website about current building areas and municipal residential plots.

Did you know...?!

Telgte has a long history: Where the town is located today, important trade routes crossed the Ems in the Middle Ages. People settled at the ford in the 12th century at the latest. They lived on two farms, which were, so to speak, the nucleus of the later town. Telgte owes its name to one of these farms, "Telgoth".

Shopping in Telgte

You can buy groceries and everything for everyday life in several supermarkets in Telgte, and there is also a supermarket and a bakery in Westbevern. You can also get fresh products from the region at weekly markets in both parts of the town.

The old town of Telgte is the right place for shopping: there are many small, often owner-managed shops, such as a bookshop, shoe and sports shops, gift and wine shops and concept shops with individual fashion. Of course you can also get bicycles, e-bikes and accessories in Telgte - like almost everywhere in Münsterland, there are several specialist bicycle shopshere.

Childcare and schools in Telgte

The very young are in good hands in Telgte and Westbevern in around twelve kindergartens and day-care centres . The places are allocated by the district of Warendorf, which provides information here about the registration procedure .

Children and adolescents can obtain all qualifications up to the Abitur (A-levels) at the schools in Tel gte:

  • Four primary schools (one of which is in the district of Westbevern; all with OGS).
  • One secondary school
  • One grammar school

Working in Telgte

The industrial estates in Telgte and Westbevern are home to a number of large and nationally known companies, including the window construction company Winkhaus, the injection moulding and mould making company Bergmann, the special plant manufacturer Münstermann, the container and modular construction specialist Bolle and the cleaning agent and household wholesaler hygi. Telgte is also the headquarters of the clothing chain Takko.

The business location also focuses on communication electronics: the companies Tunstall and BEWATEC Kommunikationstechnik, for example, develop technologies and apps for health and care management.

Important employers are also the two hospitals in Telgte, the St. Rochus Hospital and the Maria Frieden Clinic.

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Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Telgte

  • Cycling tour on the 100 Castles Route or the Peace Route
  • Walk through the old town or through the Emsauenpark
  • Walk or cycle tour around the historic manor of Haus Langen
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Golf course
  • Football, handball, dancing and much more in the sports clubs
  • Riding clubs
  • Münster-Telgte airfield
  • Cultural events in the community centre Telgte
  • "Picnic with everyday people" (May)
  • Wine festival at the village storehouse in Westbevern (summer)
  • Mary's birth market with fun fair, horse market and horse shows (autumn)
  • City trip to Münster
  • You can also find more information at the welcome service of the district of Warendorf

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