Greven - At water and at land
Besides a manifold choice of retail and gastronomy the large village fairs and the diversified choice of culture and sports aid the urbanity of the traditional market place. In addition, the green ambience is worthwhile to visit. In the comfortable inns, hotels, pensions and holiday flats the typical hospitality of the Münsterland will cross your way. Round-about 4 km south of the centre the knobby village Gimbte with his cultivated gastronomy activates a lot of excursionists. In Greven-Reckenfeld (ca. 9000 habitants) the performances of the open air-theatre in the summerterm inspire many thousands of visitors annually.
- The floodplains of the Ems
- PLACES OF INTEREST:
- Church of the city and market "St. Martinus"
- The Hoek – the oldest part of Greven
- Passages and pedestrian areas
- The "Niederort"
- Centre of culture GBS and Kunstturm
- The church of the village "Gimbte" and the old canal-viaduct
- The army repository ("Wehrspeicher")/relics of the castle "Schöneflieth"
- SHORTHAND OF GREVEN
- Markets and fairs in Greven
- OUT OF GREVEN
The floodplains of the Ems
Greven has got best connections. Either by train or by bus, across the autobahn A 1 or even by plane starting at the Münster-Osnabrück-International-Airport – you can reach us directly!
The tourist office Greven willingly informs you about the choices of free time and holiday-offers in and around Greven. Also, the free agency of apartements and holiday-flats is part of our service. We look forward to your visit!
PLACES OF INTEREST:
Church of the city and market "St. Martinus"
At the church’s southern wall one can find a sundial from 1616. Worth seeing inside the church is the "group of crucifixion" by Philipp Gröninger, a sculptor from Münster, from 1722. In 1964, tendrillar ornaments of the Middle Ages were bared in the arch of the left aisle.
The Hoek – the oldest part of Greven
The first "real” citizens came to Greven with the industrialization. That’s why the next type of house is the industrial mansion (examples can be found on the street "Marktstraße" with the mansions Biederlack, Schründer, Kalbhen). Patrician houses are missing, as they can be found, for instance, in Münster.
Passages and pedestrian areas
Centre of culture GBS and Kunstturm
The church of the village "Gimbte" and the old canal-viaduct
The army repository ("Wehrspeicher")/relics of the castle "Schöneflieth"
SHORTHAND OF GREVEN
about 15 km north of Münster, and about 40 km south of Osnabrück
about 35 500
- surface area: 140.15 squarekilometres (km²)
- length of city limit: 65.4 km
- greatest compass of urban area: 15.8 km (east-west), 13.3 km (north-south)
33 to 62 metres
Ems, Aa, Brokerswelle, Ekelbach, Eltingmühlenbach, Flothbach, Gellenbach (Fleier), Gellenbecke, Glane, Gröverbach, Hellbach, Lütke Beeke, Menningbäumerbach, Merschbach, Mühlenbach, Strothbach, Walgenbach
Franz-Felix-See in Hüttrup (about 10.6 ha)
Gertrudensee in Bockholt (about 2.3 ha)
Westeroder See in Westerode (about 13.9)
Disposition of the cityscape
The city of Greven divides itself into Greven-Stadtmitte (city), the suburbs Reckenfeld and Gimbte as well as the farming communities Aldrup, Bockholt, Fuestrup, Guntrup, Hanseller Floth, Hembergen, Herbern, Hüttrup, Maestrup, Pentrup, Schmedehausen, Wentrup and Westerode.
Reckenfeld is located 9 km north of Greven. It is Greven’s latest district with a population of 8 000 inhabitants.
Gimbte with a population of 900 inhabitants can be found 4 km south of the town.
In immediate neighbourhood, the nature-sanctuary Bockholter Berge and the European reservation for water birds – the Rieselfelder – can be found.
Mild winters and comparatively cool summers characterise the climate of the Münsterland which is affected by the Atlantic.
The cold air from the East is often obstructed by the Weserbergland and the Teutoburger Wald. With about 1 600 hours of sunshine per year this area belongs to the sunniest ones in northern Germany with the exception of the coasts of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
Markets and fairs in Greven
Throughout the year many variegated and attractive events, fairs and markets take place in Greven’s town centre and in the centres of Gimbte and Reckenfeld.
In Greven: Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7 am to 1 pm at the marketplace.
In Reckenfeld: Thursdays from 8 am to 12 am in the town centre.
On every first Saturday of the month at the Alte Münsterstraße in Greven from March to November
- carnival parade (on Sunday before Carnival Monday)
- Frühlingsfest (April)
- Maifest where you are able to shop even on Sunday (May)
- Gimbter Kleinkunstfestival (August)
- Großkirmes in Greven (August)
- "Cityfest” with a festival for children and teenagers where you are able to shop even on Sunday (September)
- Martinusmarkt (November)
- Greven in Advent (December)
- Christmas fair in Reckenfeld (December)
OUT OF GREVEN
In the south: The Bird Europe Reservation Rieselfelder, Münster and the water castle Hülshoff
In front of the gates of Gimbte, a district of Greven, the Bird Europe Reservation Rieselfelder (steady exhibit in the biological station), a rest and breeding area for mudflat and water birds from all over North Europe, is situated.
Greven is located only 15 km north of Muenster, a city with a worth-seeing old town around the Prinzipalmarkt, the Barockinseln of Muenster with the Erbdrostenhof, the Church "Clemenskirche" and the castle, the Friedenssaal in the historical town hall, the Allwetterzoo, the open-air museum Mühlenhof and the Westphalian museum of natural history with the attached planetarium at the lake "Aasee".
In the southwest of Greven one can find the birthplace and domain of the poetess Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Haus Rüschhaus and the water castle Hülshoff.