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A city with that certain something

Welcome to Werne!

The 30,000 inhabitants of Werne enjoy THE GOOD LIFE between Münsterland and the Ruhr area, between urban cultural and shopping opportunities and leisure time in the countryside. In addition to the core town of Werne with its historic centre, there is a smaller district and rural villages.

Between Münster, Dortmund and Hamm

Werne is located about 35 minutes by car south of Münster on the border between Münsterland and the Ruhr area. It takes about 40 minutes to drive to Dortmund and about 25 minutes to Hamm. Bielefeld in East Westphalia and Düsseldorf in the Rhineland are just over an hour away.
Regional trains run from Werne station to Münster and Dortmund. Münster/Osnabrück Airport (FMO) is 40 minutes away by car.

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 Werne

Most of the 30,000 inhabitants of Werne live in the extensive housing estates around the historic town centre. About 5,000 people live in the district of Stockum to the east, which also includes the two rural villages of Horst and Wessel . To the south of Werne and Stockum flow the Lippe and the Datteln-Hamm Canal, with the green Lippe meadows stretching in between.

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 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.

All information and contacts for building and living in Werne - for example, building plots - can be found on the city's website.

Shopping in Werne

The old town of Werne is a great place to shop and browse: In addition to sports and bicycle shops, there are various shoe and fashion shops, small boutiques and concept stores, a bookshop and gift shops. You can get groceries in various supermarkets and at the weekly market in front of the historic town hall.

Childcare and schools in Werne

There are about 18 kindergartens and day care centres in Werne. 15 of the facilities are located in the city centre, two in the Stockum district and one in the Horst district. Other childcare options are offered by day care centres - you can find information and contacts here.

The educational opportunities in Werne range from the first day of school to the Abitur, and teenagers and young adults can also start their vocational training here:

  • Three primary schools
  • One secondary school
  • Two grammar schools
  • One vocational college

Working in Werne

Werne and the six industrial estates on the outskirts of the city are home to both long-established, medium-sized companies and international firms. The spectrum ranges from craftsmen's businesses to construction companies, food producers and haulage companies to automotive suppliers and mechanical engineering firms. One of the major employers is the Amazon logistics centre.
St.-Christophorus-Krankenhaus Werne is a general hospital with numerous specialist departments, including orthopaedics and trauma surgery, cardiology and pain medicine.

Did you know...?!

In Werne you can try out a new trend sport: Padel Tennis. The game is a mixture of tennis and squash. It owes its funny name to the rackets, whose surface is reminiscent of a paddle.

Our tips: Leisure, sport and culture in Werne

  • Cycling tour on the Historic Town Centrescycle route
  • Hiking on the Way of St. James
  • Brine bath with sauna
  • Golf course
  • Sports in one of the many sports clubs
  • Riding club
  • Werne open-air theatre
  • Flower and asparagus market, farmers' and craftsmen's market and Christmas market in the historic town centre
  • Pub night "Werne live
  • Theatre, cabaret and other cultural events in the Kolping Hall
  • Cinema
  • City trip

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