|coat of arms||Germany map|
|State :||North Rhine-Westphalia|
|Administrative region :||Arnsberg|
|Height :||198 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||51.08 km 2|
|Residents:||12,162 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||238 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||59469|
|Primaries :||02938, 02928|
|License plate :||SO, LP|
|Community key :||05 9 74 012|
|LOCODE :||DE ENS|
|Address of the
|Am Spring 4
|Mayor :||Hubert Wegener (independent)|
|Location of the municipality of Ense in the Soest district|
Ense is a municipality on the northern edge of the Sauerland . The municipality with more than 12,000 inhabitants is located in the west of the Soest district , which in turn is part of the Arnsberg administrative district of North Rhine-Westphalia ( Germany ). The municipality was created in 1969 as part of the municipal reorganization in North Rhine-Westphalia through the law on the reorganization of the Soest district and parts of the Beckum district .
The municipality of Ense is located on the northern edge of the Sauerland and on the southwestern edge of the Soester Börde . The strand of hair runs roughly in the middle of the municipality in a west-east direction. This ridge reaches a height of approx. in the west of the municipality , in the east about . North of the hair strand, the terrain slopes down towards the lip . Here is the lowest point in the municipality with on Röllingser Grundbach .
South of the Haar, the area descends towards the Ruhr in the west, Bremer Bach in the center and Möhne in the east of the municipality, only to rise again to the western foothills of the Arnsberg Forest . Here at the Fürstenberg with the highest point in the municipality.
The most important bodies of water are the aforementioned Ruhr and its tributary Möhne . The Möhne reached shortly after leaving the Lake Möhnesee the municipality east of Niederense . Upon reaching the municipality, the Möhne turns south, breaks through the western foothills of the Arnsberg Forest and leaves the municipality again after flowing through Lake Enser . In the north of Neheim the Möhne flows into the Ruhr. This flows in several turns in northerly directions and forms the municipal boundary for long stretches as far as Wickede .
|Types of use of the municipal area|
|Building, open and operational space||4.65 km²|
|traffic area||3.27 km²|
|Recreation and cemetery area||0.34 km²|
|Agricultural area||32.67 km²|
|Forest area||9.37 km²|
|Water surface||0.63 km²|
|Other areas||0.15 km²|
Expansion of the municipal area and land use
The municipality extends over 10.7 km in a west-east direction and over 7.3 km in a north-south direction. Of the 51.07 km² large municipal area, 32.67 km² are agricultural land and 9.37 km² are forest. Buildings, open spaces and operating areas take up 4.65 km², recreation and cemetery areas 0.34 km² and traffic areas 3.27 km². 0.63 km² are water areas and 0.15 km² are other areas.
Ense borders in the west on Wickede , in the north on Werl , in the north-east on Soest and in the east on Möhnesee . Like Ense, these communities belong to the Soest district . In the south the community borders on the town of Arnsberg, which belongs to the Hochsauerlandkreis .
The municipality consists of 14 former municipalities. After the merger in the course of the local government reform in 1969, these were not divided into districts (localities) according to § 39 GO NRW. The approximately 12,700 inhabitants are distributed among the districts as follows:
Individual finds in the burial ground northwest of Bremen indicate the first settlements in the Early and Mesolithic . A more intensive settlement history is documented by grave finds for the end of the Neolithic Age . A good water supply and fertile soil favored the settlement. A triple grave was found on the Fürstenberg. The grave goods indicate belonging to the bell-cup culture.
The barrows on the Fürstenberg and in Bittingen are around 1600 to 1300 BC. Was created. Tools made of stone also played an important role in the Bronze Age. Increased bronze finds in the Enser area have been proven since the transition to the younger Bronze Age. Settlement sites are not verifiable for the subsequent period, but individual finds point to permanent settlement. The later localities of the municipality probably developed from settlements that were established between the 6th and 8th centuries. The subsequent settlement is mainly documented by burial finds.
Middle Ages and Modern Times
Towards the end of the 8th century, the area had developed into a transit area and a stable settlement area through the crossing of the two old northern European trade routes Haarweg and Hellweg . The trade route from Werl to Neheim was of local importance. The area was evangelized from Cologne. By the 9th century, row graves with no side-pieces with a west-east orientation had replaced the earlier grave type with graves, which is seen as evidence of increasing Christianization. During the Carolingian period in the 8th and 9th centuries existing fortifications were built, such as in former times as likely Fliehburg used Burg Oldenburg on the Furstenberg.
Fürstenberg Castle, first mentioned in 1295, is nearby . It was a castle in the Electorate of Cologne and was conquered several times by the Counts of the Mark . It was finally destroyed by the allied Counts von der Mark and von Arnsberg in 1343/44. A few decades later , the noble von Fürstenberg family built Castle Waterlappe nearby . The fortified moated castle Neu-Fürstenberg was significantly younger . This was the seat of a branch of the Fürstenberg family, which died out around 1600. Both aristocratic residences were destroyed in the Thirty Years' War in 1633 .
The first documentary mention of a main town in the municipality of Ense, Bremen , dates from the years between 1081 and 1089. The name could come from the Saxons who conquered the area 300 to 400 years earlier. This is also evidenced by a hill fort on the Fürstenberg. The community name Ense has been handed down since 1207 and comes from the von Ense knight family , whose progenitor was Conrad von Ense and whose ancestral home was in Ense-Oberense and / or Ense-Niederense. In the Middle Ages, the St. Georg monastery in Cologne increasingly acted as a liege lord in the area around Bremen . Members of the von Galen , von Ense and von Fürstenberg families repeatedly entered service in Cologne. The manor house Füchten is located directly on the Ruhr .
In 1586 beat Martin Schenk von Nideggen in the battle on the hair near Bremen an array of Duchy of Westphalia , which in personal union was connected to the Electorate of Cologne. On July 28, 1761, during the Seven Years' War between Prussia and the French, there was a battle over Höingen. The French had to retreat to Arnsberg. As a result, the castle there was destroyed.
The Bremen office remained dominated by agriculture until the end of the 19th century. Against the background of the poorly developed traffic connections, there were approaches to commercial development mainly in the area of further processing of raw materials that were available in the area. In the early days, the Kuhlhoffsche paper factory processed straw that was delivered from the immediate vicinity. A few looms and sawmills were working, and two grinding mills were operated with water power. With the establishment of a dairy cooperative in Niederense in 1889, dairy farming became more important for farmers in the area. Because of the increase in livestock, the cultivation of forage plants was promoted. However, due to the lower workload, the cultivation of grain remained predominant. The grain as the main food was gradually replaced by the potato. The farms were more closely integrated into the system of supply and demand. Investments were necessary in order to adapt to the changed demand situation. With this in mind, savings and loan funds were founded. The first savings bank in the Bremen office opened in Bremen in 1885. At the end of the 19th century, the parish of Bremen was removed from the office of Körbecke . With the establishment of industrial companies in Wickede and Neheim , more and more factory workers settled in the districts. The places of work were reached on foot or, after 1898, with the newly established small train.
Early 20th century and World War I
Industrialization changed the social composition of the population, and the church's strong influence decreased. The cultural and social life was shaped by the rifle, singing, sociable and military clubs. The rifle clubs went back in part to medieval or early modern rifle brotherhoods. The associations were close to the Catholic Church. Up until the end of the First World War, mechanization made little progress on farms. The daily work was determined by hand and support services. Until the early 1930s, the area was only slightly electrified. Agricultural yields increased through scientific knowledge as well as fertilization and improvement of land use. The farmers produced not only for their own use, but more and more for the free market. During the First World War, agricultural production fell sharply, the army commandeered the most capable draft animals, and the young men were drafted into military service. 80 inhabitants were killed during the war, a large number of whom suffered physical and psychological injuries. After the end of inflation in the mid-twenties, the economic situation improved thanks to subsidy programs and the establishment of cooperatives.
During the Weimar Republic , society in the parish of Bremen remained largely traditional and rural, despite technical and industrial innovations. A cross-class Catholicism formed a common system of orientation with regard to common values and cultural orientation. A large part of the population practiced traditional popular piety. The center was the strongest political force until 1932, reaching up to 77% of the vote. The NSDAP achieved 0.8% in 1928, 6.9% in 1930, 10.7% in July 1932, 7.2% in November 1932 and 22.5% in 1933.
National Socialist rule
Even before the National Socialists came to power , a growing group of the population voted for the NSDAP and also joined its groupings. The pioneer here was the warrior club in Niederense. This association celebrated the first National Socialist holiday on May 1, 1933. When the Bremen administrative authorities had to provide information on the descent and political reliability of the staff on June 1, Mayor Nölle emphasized in his letter of information that, according to the requirements, a dismissal of staff is not necessary be. All officials are undoubtedly of Aryan descent and have not yet appeared politically. None of them belonged to Marxism . The associations gradually gave up their democratic association statutes and organized themselves according to the leader principle , at the meetings the members were often sworn to the national cause . Traditional festivals were reshaped by National Socialist festival elements. A certain festive rite was characteristic of the Bremen office. A celebration started with listening to a speech by the Fiihrer or a high official. It was followed by the hero commemoration and honoring deserving followers. As a community-promoting element, flag and torchlight procession were held. The population gathered in the open air or in larger halls. Resistance to this is hardly known. The economy was reorganized, under the concept of the estates, job-specific state institutions were created, which acted authoritarian from top to bottom , a representation of the interests of the working population was excluded. The existing trade union groups were smashed and the German Labor Front formed. From July 1933 a report from the Soester Anzeiger was handed down, according to which all teachers in the city of Werl and the Bremen office were members of the National Socialist teachers' association . According to the Reichserbhofgesetz , 34 farms were classified as hereditary farms in the Bremen office. The volunteer fire brigades in their previous form were dissolved and nine fire engines were set up under the leadership of a fire chief. The organizations of the Hitler Youth , the BDM , Kraft durch Freude, the German women's organization and many others are established. The party base grew wider and more influential. Due to the growing number of members, the NSDAP base in Bremen was reorganized in 1938. Propaganda films were shown by the Gaufilmstätte in the rifle halls and in the Otterstedde restaurant. Officially, there have been no unemployed for years. So-called emergency workers cultivated 10,000 days of wasteland between Günne and Himmelpforten . The Bismarck Tower, which had been a half-finished ruin since the First World War, was completed and inaugurated in honor of the first German Chancellor. HJ homes were built and ceremonially inaugurated in Bremen and Niederense.
Second World War
The Bremen office was largely spared from major destruction during the Second World War . A decisive event was the Möhne disaster on May 17, 1943. After the destruction of the Möhne dam by Allied bombers, the Cistercian monastery Himmelpforten, founded in 1246, and the small town of Himmelpforten were destroyed by the floods. Many residents were killed.
The US Army occupied Ense and the surrounding area on April 1, 1945 without major fighting.
The Americans occupied the area and tried to occupy administrative positions with German personnel who were not burdened by the Nazis and to organize everyday post-war life. On May 30, 1945, the Americans were replaced by the British occupying forces . The prisoner-of-war camps in the wider area were closed by August 1945. The food situation in the office was not as precarious as in the urban agglomerations, as the farms were still partly geared towards self-sufficiency. About 70% of the workers also lived in their own small houses and were able to improve their supply situation through gardening. The CDU-affiliated Westfalenpost was the first regional newspaper to appear in April 1946 . On April 1, 1946, the revised German municipal code was introduced in the British zone of occupation , the legislative and executive powers were also separated at the municipal level. The first post-war local elections took place in autumn 1946. The CDU received 319 votes, the center 230. The largest share of the vote with 1,697 fell on the non-party candidates. Christian Cramer (center) became the first official mayor, his two deputies were non-party. The administrative business was carried out by Franz Nölle, who was considered unencumbered. The first organized transports of displaced persons arrived in the summer of 1946 and worsened the situation on the housing market. The population in office increased by 42% from 1939 to 1947. Most of the refugees were housed in Bremen, Niederense and Lüttringen. The population was instructed to give half of their accommodation to the displaced persons and to allow kitchen use. The lack of living space sometimes led to serious conflicts. It was not until 1950 that significant residential construction began, which led to a calming down. The 1950s and 1960s were characterized by considerable new housing construction and advancing industrialization. The population continued to grow through the settlement of trade and industry, and extensive measures to improve the infrastructure were carried out. The power grids and the sewer system as well as the roads were expanded across the board. The farms became fewer. In the seventies, the image of the individual districts changed fundamentally. A number of historical buildings were demolished and replaced by new ones, streets were expanded to make them suitable for cars, regardless of the historical building fabric.
The municipality of Ense was created on July 1, 1969 due to the law to reorganize the district of Soest and parts of the district of Beckum . The previous municipalities of the office of Bremen Bilme, Bittingen, Bremen, Gerlingen, Höingen, Hünningen, Lüttringen, Niederense, Oberense, Parsit, Ruhne, Sieveringen, Volhaben and Waltringen have been merged to form the new municipality of Ense. The Bremen office was dissolved. Bremen became the administrative seat of the newly formed community.
The population figures of Ense show a steadily increasing number of inhabitants in the years from 1981 to 2006. Since then the number of inhabitants has decreased again.
The area was originally almost entirely Catholic. With the influx of expellees and other new citizens, the proportion of the Protestant population increased.
In Ense there are the three catholic churches St. Lambertus in Bremen, St. Bernhard in Niederense and Heilig Geist in Bilme as well as the three chapels St. Josef in Höingen, St. Marien in Waltringen and St. Rochus and Isidor in Oberense. Together with their parishes, they belong to the Ense pastoral network in the Hellweg deanery of the Archdiocese of Paderborn .
In the post-war period, Protestant believers first met in private rooms for Bible readings or went to the Protestant churches in Werl or Neheim. The Protestant Christians have been using the St. Anna Chapel in Niederense since 1946 and have rented it since 1976. The Pauluskirche in Bremen also exists. Church and congregation belong to the Soest parish of the Evangelical Church of Westphalia .
By a council decision of the municipality, the number of council members was limited to 26 in 1998. Mayor Hubert Wegener is not an elected council member, but has voting rights.
In the local elections on May 25, 2014, the previous mayor Hubert Wegener was confirmed in office with 89.27% of the vote.
Results of the local elections from 1975
Only parties and voter communities that received at least 1.95 percent of the votes in the respective election are shown in the list.
|Council of the municipality of Ense: voter share and municipal councils since 1975|
|BG *||DZP||Other 1||Individual
* Citizens' community
percentages rounded. Sources: State database NRW; Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW
1 In the number of seats in the column Other , possible individual applicants and the BG are cumulative.
Results of the last parliamentary elections
The citizens of Ense elected the members of the European Parliament, the Bundestag and the Landtag with the following proportions:
|Political party||European Parliament
June 7, 2009
|Bundestag (second vote)
September 27, 2009
|State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia (second votes)
May 13, 2012
The turnout was different depending on the choice. In the European and Bundestag elections, voter turnout fell from 45.5% to 41.7% and 83.7% to 77.1%, respectively. In the state elections it rose from 64.4% in 2010 to 66.1% in 2012.
- Willi Lutter (Bremen, 1969 to 1975)
- Clemens Tillmann (Waltringen, 1975 to 1999)
- Johannes Weber (Höingen, independent, 1999 to 2009)
- Hubert Wegener (Höingen, independent, since 2009)
- Willi Eickenbusch (1969 to 1983)
- Wolfgang Fahle (1983 to 1991)
- Johannes Weber (1991 to 1999)
coat of arms
Since 1989 there has been a community partnership with the town of Éleu-dit-Leauwette , Hauts-de-France , France and community friendship with the market town of Burkardroth , Bad Kissingen district in Bavaria.
Culture and sights
Museums and theaters
The community for the maintenance of local customs in the parish of Bremen operates a museum in three rooms of the former savings and loan fund, in which relics of the past are made accessible to the public and the Low German dialect is cultivated. See: Museum of the community for the maintenance of local customs in the parish of Bremen
The Association for History and Homeland Care Niederense-Himmelpforten operates the Niederense Local History Museum at the Bernhardus School . Individual exhibits are also exhibited by the association in the St. Bernhardus Church.
In a barn in Oberense there is Schrotti's old-timer museum . This private museum mainly shows two-wheelers (motorcycles, mopeds, mopeds and bicycles), but also some cars, gas station accessories and other technical devices.
Ense does not have its own permanent theater stage. In the district of Bilme there is the MGV Bilme theater group, which performs a play on different days in autumn in the Schützenhallte Obersense. Further theater offers can be found in the neighboring towns of Werl, Soest and Arnsberg.
The oldest music association in Ense is the "Musikverein Höingen". It was founded in 1908. In 1956 the association was one of the founding members of the Sauerland Music Association . The first youth band was founded in 1968. It consisted of 30 male youths. In 1978 the next youth band was founded, this time consisting of female and male youth. Ten years later a youth band was formed again, this time from 35 male and female musicians. In 1998 the next youth band was formed from 65 children. The orchestra has 54 musicians. In 2008, the music association was awarded the Pro-Musica plaque by Federal President Horst Köhler .
The Bremen Fire Brigade Music Train has existed since 1927. From 1977 female musicians also played there in the band. In 2010 the youth music train Bremen / Echthausen of the volunteer fire brigade was founded. After the Second World War, the Bremen fire brigade band was the first western wind orchestra to make music on Wenceslas Square in Prague.
The Niederense Music Association was founded in 1949. It consisted of 14 people. In 2009 the association had 52 active members in the main orchestra. The association has a youth and senior chapel.
The Catholic parish church of St. Lambertus in the Bremen district was built in the 12th century as a small two-bay basilica . The three-aisled hall extension with the choir took place in the 20th century. The chapel on the Fürstenberg originally dates from the 14th century. There are also three other listed chapels in Ense: St. Rochus and Isidor Chapel in Oberense, St. Urbanus in Bilme and St. Bernhard Church in Niederense.
The Schloss Haus Füchten in the district of Hünningen is a former water facility with a manor house. It was probably built in the 17th century and extended by adding a chapel wing in 1726; The first evidence, as Füchten Castle , dates back to 1298. According to the company, it is the largest mansion in South Westphalia . The castle has been privately owned since the mid-1980s.
Landscape and nature reserves, natural monuments
Eight sub-areas of the municipality of Ense were designated as landscape protection areas (LSG) in 2006 with the landscape plan V Wickede-Ense . These are the areas of the Ruhrterrassen landscape protection area (107 ha), the Bremer, Banner and Wamelbach system (236 ha), the Füchtener Heide / Fürstenberg landscape protection area (275 ha), the Tiefes Tal / Langesberg / Höinger Berg landscape protection area (346 ha), Landscape protection area Möhnetal (116 ha), landscape protection area Bilmer Büsche / Himmelpforter Heide / Riesenberg (102 ha), landscape protection area Bittinger Talzug / Bilmer Grund (142 ha) and landscape protection area Gerlinger Grund (175 ha).
Ense also has six areas that have been designated as nature reserves (NSG). These are the nature reserves Ruhraue (370 ha, most of them in the municipality of Wickede), Enser See (23 ha), Moosfelder Wald (211 ha), wooded source areas of the Wamelbach (26 ha), Bremer Bachaue (42 ha) and Fürstenberg (41 Ha). The three Ruhraue nature reserves . Enser See and Moosfelder Wald have also been designated as a European protected area ( FFH area ). In the forests of the FFH areas, the rare bird species red kite , honey buzzard , gray woodpecker and middle woodpecker have been identified.
There are two natural monuments in the municipality. It is an individual standing on the crest of hair strand height in the district Oberense English oak and an English oak on the western outskirts of Sieveringen on a farm estate in the Soest road. There are also eleven protected landscape elements in the city area . There are also some legally protected biotopes .
The Bremen gymnastics and sports club was founded in 1905 in the Bremen district. It is the oldest club in the Soest soccer district. In addition to football, the club also covers activities in the field of cycling, badminton, bowling, children's gymnastics and gymnastics.
Six years later, in 1911, the “Marianische Jünglings Sodalität” association was founded in Niederense, with the aim of playing football on Sundays and public holidays. In 1924 the association was transferred to the "Deutsche Jugendkraft" (DJK). During the National Socialism the association was stopped. In 1951, gymnastics was resumed as TuS Niedereinse. Over the years, the TuS has become a popular sports club that offers gymnastics, table tennis, cycling and unicycling.
Also in 1911 the "SV Lüttringen 1911" was founded in Lüttringen as a pure football club. This association also went over to the DJK. In 1935 this association was also dissolved. Game operations continued in secret until 1942. After the Second World War, the club was re-established and in 1945 the game was resumed. Over the years, tennis and volleyball were added to soccer.
The St. Lambertus Bremen Schützenbruderschaft, founded at the beginning of the 20th century, pursues its sport in the basement of its own rifle hall, which was built in Ense in 1905 and added to in the following years. In earlier years this shooting hall also served as a kindergarten. The Schützenbruderschaft is proud of its king's chain , which weighs several kilograms , the oldest plaque of which dates from 1754.
The St. Johannes Oberense Schützenbruderschaft, founded in 1824, has its shooting hall in the Oberense district. There this club goes about its sporting activities.
In addition to the shooting festivals taking place in the districts of Niederense, Bremen, Höingen, Hünningen / Lüttringen, Oberense, Sieveringen and Waltringen, the Enser hair donkey race has been held since August 11, 2002 and has been repeated annually since then. Also annually, but on the last Sunday in October, the All Saints Market takes place in Niederense . Every year on the 1st Advent in Bremen, the Pflasterfete takes place, a Christmas market that was launched by the master baker Heinrich Klapp and the bank director Willi Steinhoff on the occasion of the paving of the town center in 1984.
Economy and Infrastructure
The local economic development is an offer by the municipality of Ense to support entrepreneurs. The administration's tasks include arranging commercial space in the Höingen industrial park, which was established in the early 1980s. The commercial area of the industrial park has a size of 500,000 square meters.
The largest industrial company and at the same time an important employer was the Kettler company , which housed administration and part of the production here. In 2019, the company could no longer save itself after repeated bankruptcy and operations were finally shut down. Brökelmann Aluminum manufactures aluminum profiles and tubes and is located in the Höingen industrial area. There is also a subsidiary of the Heimann company from Ense-Niederense, which, among other things, produces extruded parts for the automotive industry. The company Inotec manufactures emergency lighting and emergency exit signs. The company Enercon builds wind turbines. The company German Sport Guns GmbH is a provider of sporting arms and outdoor equipment and associated L & O Holding .
In addition to the well-known companies mentioned above, other medium-sized companies have settled in the industrial area in Höingen. Crafts and agriculture continued to be of great importance despite industrialization. The approximately 450 companies in the municipality offer around 3,500 jobs.
The B 516 runs through the municipality of Ense, coming from Werl through the main town of Ense-Bremen and between Niederense and Oberense as a Haarweg to Möhnesee . The A 445 / A 46 comes from Werl and runs along the western edge of the municipality to Arnsberg . The A 44 runs from Dortmund to Kassel a little north of the municipality .
Ense is no longer directly connected to the rail network. From 1898 to 1964 the Ruhr-Lippe-Kleinbahn provided rail traffic in the municipality. At that time Ense was connected to Neheim, Arnsberg and Soest by rail.
Ense itself does not have an airport, but is connected to the international air traffic network via the regional airports Paderborn / Lippstadt and Dortmund . The Arnsberg-Menden airfield is located in the immediate vicinity of the western border of the municipality .
The Möhnetal cycle path with a length of 65.1 km leads across the municipality near Niederense.
The Westfalenpost has closed its editorial offices for Werl, thus also for Wickede and Ense, as well as for Soest on July 1, 2009, which is why Ense only has the regional daily newspaper Soester Anzeiger and the home journal "ense-press" of the advertising community appears quarterly, gives. The journal of the advertising community has been online since the end of 2012.
The closest hospitals with basic care are the Mariannenhospital in Werl and the KlinikumStadtSoest and the Marienkrankenhaus in Soest .
The community does not operate any swimming pools or sports fields of its own. There is a teaching pool in the Niederense district. Municipal indoor and outdoor swimming pools are available in the neighboring communities of Arnsberg- Neheim , Werl , Wickede (Ruhr) and Möhnesee- Körbecke .
Ense does not have its own municipal library. The parish of St. Lambertus Bremen operates the Catholic Public Library (KÖB) St. Bernhard, which can be borrowed every Tuesday in the district of Himmelpforten. Another possibility to borrow is every four weeks on Thursdays through the library of the district of Soest (book bus). The Kreisfahrbücherei also offers interlibrary loan.
In addition to three community elementary schools (Fürstenbergschule Hünningen / Lüttringen, Höingen elementary school, Niederense Bernhardus school), Ense also has a Catholic denominational school for the first four years of school. At secondary schools in Ense there is a combined secondary and secondary school, the Conrad-von-Ense-Schule. Students from high schools or vocational schools are taught in the surrounding towns. The Volkshochschule Werl-Wickede-Ense has an office in Ense-Bremen .
The former mayor of Bremen, Heinrich Schulte, was made an honorary citizen of Bremen on August 13, 1961. On March 8, 1970, he was also granted honorary citizenship of the Ense municipality, which was created as part of the municipal reorganization. Father Rudolf Rahmann SVD († September 23, 1985) received honorary citizenship of Ense on March 25, 1970.
sons and daughters of the town
- Kaspar von Fürstenberg (1545–1618), Landdroste of Westphalia, born at Castle Waterlappe
- Dietrich von Fürstenberg (1546–1618), Bishop of Paderborn
- Ottilia von Fürstenberg (1549–1621), prioress of the Oelinghausen monastery and abbess of the secular women's monastery in Heerse
- Franz Gockel (1925–2005), roofer, war veteran and peace activist
- Klaus Kaiser (* 1957), politician (CDU), member of the state parliament since 2000
- Heinz Kettler (1926–2005), entrepreneur, manufacturer of leisure furniture , fitness equipment and bicycles
- Hunold von Plettenberg-Oevinghausen (1858–1925), major general and manor owner
- Josef Plöger (1923–2005), auxiliary bishop in Cologne
- Eberhard Viegener (1890–1967), painter and graphic artist
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- Topographic map 1: 25,000
- § 1 of the main statute of the municipality of Ense from December 16, 2009 ( Memento of the original from January 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF; 3.1 MB) Retrieved November 6, 2012.
- Explanatory report on the wastewater disposal concept of the municipality of Ense (as of 2018), p. 6 ( Memento of the original from December 1, 2017 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved November 25, 2017.
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