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Places in Münsterland

Metelen

Sandy soil and wetlands, delightful contrasts within a few kilometres, characterise the varied landscape around the Vecht town of Metelen. The countryside around Metelen is wide and lush green.

Cyclists will find wonderful cycle paths around Metelen.

Metelen is also well worth visiting for its leisure activities: from the Metelen ZooPark to great cycling opportunities. The Vechte Valley Route stretches from Metelen to the Netherlands, and cyclists should definitely take cycling tours to Steinfurt with its wonderful castle or to Schöppingen. This results in a variety of day trips that make Metelen a worthwhile holiday destination.

Museums look back on Metelen's history

As in many other towns, the textile industry was an important pillar of the economy in Metelen for a long time. The Metelen-Land railway station with its railway museum and the Ackerbürger Haus still bear witness to this today. Plagemanns Mühle is located directly on the Vechte. After a turbulent past, the mill and creel museum has found its home here.

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