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Coordinates: 52 ° 8 '  N , 7 ° 21'  E

Basic data
State : North Rhine-Westphalia
Administrative region : Muenster
Circle : Steinfurt
Height : 60 m above sea level NHN
Area : 111.67 km 2
Residents: 34,325 (Dec. 31, 2019)
Population density : 307 inhabitants per km 2
Postal code : 48565
Primaries : 02551 , 02552Template: Infobox municipality in Germany / maintenance / area code contains text Template: Infobox administrative unit in Germany / maintenance / area code incorrect
License plate : ST, BF, TE
Community key : 05 5 66 084

City administration address :
Emsdettener Strasse 40
48565 Steinfurt
Website :
Mayoress : Claudia Bögel-Hoyer ( FDP )
Location of the city of Steinfurt in the Steinfurt district
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Steinfurt ( Low German Stemmert ) is the district town of the Steinfurt district in North Rhine-Westphalia and belongs to the Münster administrative district .


The district town of Steinfurt is located on the Münsterländer gravel sand range , 29 km northwest of Münster ( Westphalia ).

Neighboring communities

Steinfurt borders on Ochtrup , Wettringen , Neuenkirchen , Emsdetten , Nordwalde , Altenberge , Laer , Horstmar and Metelen .

City structure

Districts of Steinfurt

The city consists of the two districts Burgsteinfurt and Borghorst (Low German Buorghorst ), each with three farmers .

  • Borghorst (46.2 km²)
    • Dumte
    • Wilmsberg
    • Ostendorf


On January 1st, 1975 the towns of Borghorst and Burgsteinfurt were merged to form the town of Steinfurt.


Burgsteinfurt is a place in the Münsterland . Strongly evangelical, with the oldest university in Westphalia, with town houses from all eras and a moated castle, “Stemmert” differs from its surroundings. There is also the charming landscape, first and foremost the Bagno, a green amusement park from the 18th century with one of the oldest free-standing concert halls in Europe.

middle Ages

Several factors contributed to the founding of the city: the previous rural settlement in the surrounding area, the castle as the center of power, an easily accessible ford in the river and the location at a junction of several long-distance and trade routes. The farmers in the surrounding area Hollich , Sellen and Veltrup are much older than Burgsteinfurt. The "Villa Seliun" mentioned around 890 (Werdener Urbar A Part 3; Kötzschke 1906, Vol. 2, CXI, 39) is the first written evidence of settlement in the Steinfurt city area. It was probably a larger farm in today's Sellen farming community. During excavations in this area, in the Steintorfeldmark, an early homestead settlement from the 9th to 12th centuries was found. The old farmers were incorporated in 1939.

The former market square was at the entrance to the castle. Today's old town developed around this core.

The name "Steinfurt" is derived from a stone passage, a ford, through the river Aa . The ford was one of the few places where you could cross the river by horse and cart. Whoever controlled the ford had power and could demand tolls. River passages were also places where trade was carried out. Already before 1129 two noble lords "de Steinvorde", ancestors of today's noble family Bentheim-Steinfurt , took control of the ford and the associated paths.

The von Ascheberg family had their castle near today's Steinfurt- Emsdetten road , the "Via regis", the military and trade route of the 9th century to the Germanic eastern regions and to Munster . According to legend, in 1164 the Aschebergers used the fact that the Steinfurters had left to destroy their castle. After their return, the people of Steinfurt took revenge by razing the Ascheberg castle to the ground. The Ascheberg family died out in 1206, and from now on the Steinfurters determined the fate of the region.

The builder of the castle Burgsteinfurt ( water castle ) was the noble Rudolf II. Von Stenvorde. It was first mentioned in a document in 1155. The noblemen of Steinfurt extended their property to rule, later to the county of Steinfurt .

After the dynasty of the noble von Steinfurt family died out in 1421, the castle fell into disrepair, as the heirs, the Counts of Bentheim , lived in their own castles. The son of Countess Walburg von Brederode, Arnold, repaired this castle in 1558.

The noblemen of Steinfurt evidently represented a liberal settlement policy. They offered merchants, craftsmen and other so-called arable citizens houses in a convenient location on the ford. In return, the residents had to pay a small amount of money, wax or chickens. The old farming settlement of Villa Veliun quickly developed into a kind of market settlement. The settlement was referred to in a document in 1338 as "our stat to Stenvorde". The city was called "Burgsteinfurt" from around 1850 until the regional reform in 1975. When the Münster / Hamm Act came into force on January 1, 1975, the new city of Steinfurt was created with the districts of Borghorst and Burgsteinfurt.

The Order of St. John was of particular importance for Steinfurt . The Johanniter came to Steinfurt together with the nobleman Rudolf II. The nobleman had taken part in a crusade with some of the Hospitallers. He settled his war comrades in Steinfurt. In 1230 he set up a first foundation for their benefit, the so-called Thirteen Poor Foundation. The Johanniter received some goods in the area with the condition that for the salvation of the count and his family, thirteen poor were provided with food and drink twice a day. Immediately next to the Great Church , the order founded a branch called Kommende in 1244 , the old buildings of which are still preserved today. In the immediate vicinity of the Kommende, a settlement emerged from the 12th century, today's cemetery district. The Johanniter fortune grew steadily. For example, the noblemen gave them the right to oversee the “Great Church”, including the right to appoint the clergy and to manage the property of the church. In addition, donations from larger farms and other properties in the Steinfurt area were made over the years. The Steinfurter branch, the first of the order in Westphalia, became the largest settlement of the order in the region. They also set up a branch in Münster . Order of St. John and the cemetery formed an important unit. The cemetery was a separate district outside of Steinfurt with its own civil rights.

Early modern age

In 1558 Count Arnold III founded to Bentheim and Steinfurt the high school Arnoldinum. This school was once highly regarded as a university, also in Holland. From 1591 to 1593 Arnold IV had the Steinfurt High School built. Count Arnold IV of Bentheim (1564–1606), a humanistically educated Renaissance prince who was willing to build, was convinced that he was in possession of the “pure, unadulterated Apostolic Doctrine” that he shared with the Calvinist denomination, the “Reformed Confession” Rulers (1587–1591). Originally a trivial school (Trivium = three-way), which with the three subjects grammar, rhetoric and dialectics roughly corresponded to a humanistic grammar school, it was expanded in 1591 to an academic teaching institution with the faculties of theology, law, physics / medicine and philosophy. Illustrious university teachers shaped the intellectual profile of the so-called Gymnasium illustrious, z. B. the reformed theologian Conrad Vorstius (1592–1610), the famous lawyer Johannes Althusius (1592–1594), who advocated popular sovereignty and the right of the people to resist tyranny, six professors from the famous Pagenstecher family of lawyers , the famous physician Christoph Ludwig Hoffmann (1756–1764), who invented the optical telegraph and tried it out on the Buchenberg, the philosopher and author of numerous natural philosophical and theological writings Otto Casmann and many others. The representative building of the high school Steinfurt was built at the end of the 16th century especially as a teaching building; its current imposing appearance approximates the original building design. The slate-covered welsh domes of the towers with the open lanterns for the school bells and the wrought-iron weather tunnels still characterize the cityscape from afar.

The old guard rolls for Steinfurt recorded the names of the citizens, whose duty it was to “tho wake and to yse”, ie to guard the defenses and keep them free of ice. In winter, when the moat was frozen over, the ice had to be hacked to keep the city safe. For this purpose, the citizenship was divided into three city districts, the so-called "Eise" (Kirchsträßner Eis, Steinsträßner Eis, Wassersträßner Eis).

Thirty Years' War

The area of ​​the city was repeatedly ravaged by warring parties during the Thirty Years' War . Around 1623 a battle between Christian von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel and the vanguard of Tilly's armies took place near Burgsteinfurt . In 1634 the city and the castle were occupied by troops from the Prince-Bishop of Munster, later the Hessians followed. Around 1647 the city was taken by the imperial family. Burgsteinfurt's citizens suffered severely from plague and famine during this time . Many of them fled to Holland. Around 320 houses were devastated at the end of the war. According to information, only 50 people, some of them poor, are said to have remained in the city. After the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 there was only a short breath, because in 1660 the then Bishop Christoph Bernhard von Galen had the city illegally occupied. The city maintained a garrison for around 60 years, and it suffered from taxes.

18th and 19th centuries

The bishop also forced Catholics to use the Great Church. The occupation was not ended until a settlement was made in 1716. A short time later the Catholic parish church was built in Steinfurt in the Baroque style. The county of Steinfurt also proved to be liberal in relation to the Jewish faith. In 1662 the count issued a letter of protection to a Jew, which gave him and his family the right to settle in Steinfurt, to conduct his business and to engage in religious activities. Even if there was initially resistance to the settlement of Jews in Steinfurt, more and more Jews were able to gain a foothold in Steinfurt over the next few decades.

Quieter times began. The city moats and ramparts were leveled and the newly created land was left to the citizens for cultivation. Count Karl Paul Ernst von Bentheim-Steinfurt thought about increasing economic power. While traveling abroad, he came up with the idea of ​​creating an amusement park based on the French model, the so-called Steinfurter Bagno (from Italian il bagno = the bath) to the east of the castle . His son Count Ludwig enlarged the initially very small lake and rebuilt the garden in the English style. As a result, many exotic buildings were built, including a Chinese palace, an Arion ship, a Gothic house and an artificial ruin. Of these buildings, only the concert gallery, the ruined island and the Neue Wache remain. The Steinfurter Bagno, however, became a crowd puller.

Second World War

The National Socialist ideology did not stop at the gates of Steinfurt either. During the November pogroms in 1938 , the synagogue , which stood near the Arnoldinum Gymnasium , the high school, was destroyed. 42 Jewish residents were deported from Steinfurt ; only four survived. At the end of the Second World War, almost half of the old town was destroyed by two bomb attacks. British troops occupied Steinfurt in April 1945; Steinfurt became the seat of the British military government.


On April 1, 1939, Hollich , Sellen and Veltrup were incorporated.


middle Ages

The former Borghorster collegiate church, built 968–989, demolished in 1885

The Borghorster area was already settled in the 8th century, as evidenced by tree coffins near the parish church. The counts who lived here were officially named Counts of Borchorst or nobles of Borchorst .

The place was first mentioned in a document on October 23, 968 . In this document, Countess Bertha and her daughter Hathewig were allowed by Emperor Otto I to convert their fortified castle into a monastic community ( canons ), which later became the free-worldly noble women's monastery of Borghorst . The construction of the first church was also confirmed by three imperial documents. These are the documents of the Saxon emperors Otto I., Otto II. And Otto III. from the years 968, 974 and 989. In 1811 the monastery was abolished after 843 years.

The most valuable item from the monastery period is the almost 1000 year old cross , a reliquary cross made of oak wood covered with gold and adorned with real rock crystals. On the front of the cross an emperor Heinrich is named as the founder, who is probably Heinrich III. acts. The iconographic program on the front, on which the Essen city ​​saints Cosmas and Damian as well as Peter and Paul are depicted in the same arrangement as in the Essen Theophanu Gospels , indicates that the Borghorst Monastery was founded as a subsidiary of the Essen Monastery. The cross was shown in the parish church of St. Nicomedes in Borghorst.

Spanish looting

During the Eighty Years' War , in which the Netherlands fought for their independence from Spain, especially in the period from 1578 to 1603, the Borghorster women's monastery suffered badly from the ferocious war hordes. A brother or close relative of the abbess Anna von Daun-Falkenstein, who was in office at the time, ravaged the bishopric of Münster in 1590 . The Count of Falkenstein-Oberstein quartered with the Count of Hollach in Metelen and Borghorst. The then provostess of Borghorst, Anna von Stricks, was murdered. In a document from the castle archive in Burgsteinfurt it is reported that over 100 Spanish riders invaded the county of Steinfurt, especially the parish and village of Borghorst, hostile, armed and unexpectedly. Incredible devastation took place, everything useful and valuable they took with them. The population was robbed of 250 head of cattle and horses.

After 1870

A rapid development began after the Franco-Prussian War in 1870/71 with the development of traffic and the advancing industrialization of the country. In Borghorst, many generations had previously operated house weaving in addition to farming. A large part of the products was sold to Holland, Spain and England, even as far as the most distant colonies . Now a large number of factories arose: weaving mills , spinning mills , finishing plants, sewing and knitting mills . The development of the textile industry was mainly associated with the names Arnold Kock , Lanvers & Brinkhaus , Brinkhaus & Wieschebrink , A. Wattendorff .

With the ongoing growth, the old collegiate church was demolished in 1885 in order to be able to build a new, considerably larger church. This new parish church of St. Nicomedes was built between 1885 and 1889; its architect was Hilger Hertel the Elder (1831–1890), who was born in Cologne and had been trained at the Cologne Cathedral Builder . The church has a total length of 66 m, is 26 m wide and 21 m high; this makes the church one of the largest hall churches in North Rhine-Westphalia. The tower height of the church is 99 m. During the construction period, three tragic accidents occurred in which one construction worker was seriously injured and two fatally.

Around 1950, around 100,000 spindles and 2,600 looms were still running in the city . Nothing remains of this flourishing textile industry, only a few companies are still active in textile production today. Many former production facilities of well-known companies were demolished, are empty or are now being used for other purposes.

Borghorst was named a town on May 21, 1950.

In the town center, the new BWS center is directly connected to the pedestrian zone. The listed chimney (one of two chimneys with an iron extinguishing water tank) of the former Borghorster Warps-Spinnerei (BWS) remained when the shopping center was built as a reminder of the era of the textile industry in Borghorst.

Second World War

In the years 1939 to 1945 numerous bombings took place in the city area. Borghorst surrendered to the advancing British troops on March 31, 1945 without a fight. The Stolpersteine ​​campaign protested in 2014 against the demolition of Villa Heimann.

Population development

Population development of Borghorst (blue) and Burgsteinfurt (red) from 1793 to 2014 according to the adjacent table
year Borghorst Burgsteinfurt
1793 2200
1810 2181
1820 2530
1871 3261
1910 8572 5708
1951 14650 11798
1961 15527 12241
1970 17238 12349
1974 17619 13272
2002 19541 14812
2003 19721 14844
2004 19808 14963
2005 19772 15069
2006 19789 14999
2007 19691 15038
2008 19619 14883
2009 19531 14794
2010 19490 14640
2011 19326 14597
2012 19222 14648
2013 19097 14625
2014 19146 14659
2016 Steinfurt total: 33,633


  • In 1925, 1593 addresses were registered in the address book for the city of Burgsteinfurt, 345 in the Steinfurt office. The address book for the city of Burgsteinfurt and the Burgsteinfurt office from 1925 to 1926 is available online.
  • In 1951 there were 11,798 inhabitants (including the farmers) in Burgsteinfurt.
  • On December 31, 2004 there were 14,936 inhabitants.


  • Around 1810 Borghorst had 347 houses and around 2181 inhabitants.
  • In 1820 there were already 2530 inhabitants, including 2498 Catholics, 6 Protestants and 26 Jews.
  • In 1951, 14,650 people lived here, including the farmers.
  • On December 31, 2008 there were 19,619 Borghorsters.

Old spellings / naming


Stenvorde, Burgsteinfurt

→ "Castle at the stone ford"


Burhurst, Bornhorst, Burchorst, Burchurst, Borchorsth, Borchorst, Borghorst

The word burchurst is a compound and consists of burc and hurst . "Burc" refers to a castle or a fortified castle ( castrum ), while the forest is meant by hurst or horst .
→ "The castle in the forest"


Dume, Dumethe (1283), Dummete (1439), Dumete (1090)

Stupid, too Westphalian stupid, damp, dull (from the country); High German stupid, of damp salt, with Luther, Norwegian-dialectical dumb, lack of clarity in the air, blanket of fog.


The name is derived from a farm of the same name (14th century).

"Dat hues ton ostendorpe" - means a peasant and farm name in the east of Borghorst.


Wilmesberghe, since 1203 Wilmsberg

The name Wilmsberg comes from an old knight family.


The district of Burgsteinfurt is the seat of a Protestant enclave in the Catholic Münsterland.

In 1544 , Count Arnold II introduced Lutheran teaching in the counties of Bentheim-Steinfurt . From 1588 a gradual change from the Lutheran to the Calvinist direction took hold. This was completed around 1598.

The district of Borghorst is predominantly Roman Catholic .


  • Catholic ( Diocese of Münster , District Deanery Steinfurt , Deanery Steinfurt)
    • Catholic parish of St. Nikomedes, consisting of the parish church of St. Nikomedes (district Borghorst) and the former parish churches of St. Mariä Himmelfahrt (district Borghorst, merged in summer 2005) and St. Johannes Nepomuk (district Burgsteinfurt, merged in autumn 2014)


City council

Steinfurt Town Hall

The Steinfurt City Council consists of 46 council members and the mayor. In the local elections on May 25, 2014 , the distribution of seats was as follows:

Party / list Seats %
CDU 17th 37.8
SPD 12 25.2
FDP 3 7.0
Free voters Steinfurt 4th 9.4
GREEN 5 10.5
Green alternative list Steinfurt 3 6.7
The left 2 3.3


  • Claudia Bögel-Hoyer (FDP)
  • Hans Günther Hahn (1st Deputy Mayor / CDU)
  • Klaus Meiers (2nd Deputy Mayor / SPD)

In the mayoral election on September 13, 2015, the former FDP member of the Bundestag Claudia Bögel-Hoyer was elected as the new mayor against the incumbent Hoge, who stood up again with the support of the SPD and CDU.

Town twinning


Burgsteinfurt received its town charter from the noblemen in 1347. After the noblemen died out, the city acquired further city rights such as road money and the right to collect beer tax from their successors, the Counts of Bentheim from the Götterswick house near Dinslaken , through donations and purchases. As a result, since 1536 the city of Burgsteinfurt has had full self-government through elected mayors, aldermen and councilors. The town hall, which was built in 1561 and is one of the architectural and art-historical gems of the district town, shows the special self-confidence of the citizens.

In 1930 Borghorst was given the right to use a municipal coat of arms. The city charter was Borghorst on 21 May 1950th

coat of arms

The Borghorster coat of arms shows nine blue diamonds in the silver shield . It is the modified coat of arms of the castle men from Borghorst zu Horstmar . These castle men were among the ministerials or servants of the Bishop of Munster.

The coat of arms of Burgsteinfurt was taken from the city seal from 1635. It is a red gate on a golden background. The representations of the towers symbolize the two towers of the high school and the tower of the town hall, from 1561.

Culture and sights

Home care

Not only the Low German language is cultivated in the entire Steinfurter area, also the archery is an old tradition of the Steinfurters. The homeland associations of the two districts work on the local history in an impressive way . Listed houses are also looked after.

The domicile of the Borghorster Heimatverein is the former Borghorster Town Hall, which also houses the local museum of local history . In addition to evidence of rural life and work, the craft and textile industry, the church and the monastery, there are also so-called Torsten from the St. Nicomedes parish. The Burgsteinfurter Heimatverein is based in the Niedermühle , on the Aa.





The "Große Allee" in the Steinfurter Bagno, restored in 2003, with a view of the castle.

Regular events

  • Steinhart 500 Marathon Steinfurt Marathon (in November)
  • Pig market
  • Well festival
  • Barker weekend
  • Linen u. Craft market
  • Thanksgiving Market
  • 2 times a year fair in the districts
  • Shooting festivals
  • Carnival parade in Borghorst
  • Children's carnival parade in Burgsteinfurt
  • Emmaus der "Schütten tho Borchorst" (on Easter Sunday)
  • Oldie night
  • Italian evening
  • Wine and brew festival
  • International Race Days
  • Nikolausmarkt
  • Christmas Market

Economy and Infrastructure

While Borghorst came to prosperity through the flourishing textile industry in the 19th century, Burgsteinfurt was never a real industrial city, but a city of culture and administration.


Road traffic

The highways motorways A 1 and A 31 are of Steinfurt on the national road B 54 accessible. The city also has the following six state roads : L 510 (Gronau – Burgsteinfurt – Borghorst – Münster), L 559 (Burgsteinfurt – Nordwalde), L 567 (Burgsteinfurt – Wettringen), L 578 (Burgsteinfurt – Rheine-Elte ), L 580 ( Neuenkirchen –Burgsteinfurt– Dülmen ) and L 590 (Borghorst– Hörstel-Riesenbeck ).

Rail and bus transport

Burgsteinfurt station building

The train stations Steinfurt-Burgsteinfurt , Steinfurt-Borghorst and Steinfurt-Grottenkamp are served every hour by the RB 64 " Euregio-Bahn " Münster Hbf - Gronau - Enschede (NL). The trains run every half hour during rush hour. Steinfurt-Burgsteinfurt station was also a transfer station for the railway line from Rheine to Coesfeld and the starting point of the line via Ahaus to Borken , both of which, however, were largely dismantled.

Regional buses run regularly to the surrounding cities. Steinfurt is part of the Münsterland Transport Association (VGM).

Air traffic

Münster / Osnabrück Airport is around 25 km away . There is a glider airfield in Borghorst-Füchten .


The Dortmund-Ems Canal is located around 25 km from Steinfurt.


The Hollich community wind farm and the Hollich Sellen community wind farm are located in the urban area . These wind farms have made a significant contribution to the fact that the district town of Steinfurt has been able to cover its energy requirements through the production of regenerative energies since 2016. This means that one of the six climate protection goals of the city of Steinfurt was achieved 9 years ahead of the deadline.

Public facilities


All types of schools can be found in Steinfurt, including the traditional high school Arnoldinum, a descendant of the high school. The Münster University of Applied Sciences has five departments in Steinfurt for chemical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science, mechanical engineering, energy, buildings, the environment and physical technology.

  • 26 kindergartens
  • 8 elementary schools
  • 1 secondary school: Schule am Bagno
  • 2 Realschulen: Realschule am Buchenberg and Städtische Realschule Burgsteinfurt
  • 2 grammar schools: Arnoldinum grammar school and Borghorst grammar school
  • 2 special schools: St. Elisabeth School and Michael Ende School (former Erich Kästner School)
  • 2 vocational colleges: Technical schools in the Steinfurt district and Hermann Emanuel vocational college
  • 1 department of the Münster University of Applied Sciences
  • 1 music school
  • 1 family education center
  • 1 adult education center

In Steinfurt there is the 3 hectare district teaching garden with a variety of different model gardens (rock garden, herb garden and cottage garden). Here visitors can find tips and suggestions for the maintenance and design of their own gardens, and courses teach everything there is to know about environmentally conscious gardening. More than 300 old and new types of fruit are tested here for their suitability for the Münsterland. The circular teaching garden also contains a garden adventure path.


Local editions of the daily newspapers Westfälische Nachrichten and Münstersche Zeitung appear in Steinfurt (each for Burgsteinfurt and Borghorst). In addition, the weekly newspapers “Wir in Steinfurt” and “Hallo” appear on Wednesdays. Local radio RST, with its central editorial office in Rheine , is responsible for the city and the entire district . The WDR reports regionally in its windows on WDR 2 and on WDR television . " Radio Q " is the latest radio station for Steinfurt and is aimed primarily at students at the FH. The main editorial office is in Münster . "" is an information portal for Steinfurt and the surrounding area. Many 360 ° views of the city are offered as virtual tours in the portal.


  • 14 sports halls
  • 1 airfield / glider airfield
  • 1 indoor tennis court
  • 1 soccer hall
  • 1 golf course
  • 1 swing golf course
  • 4 riding arenas and facilities
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • 1 combined pool (indoor with outdoor pool)
  • 3 sports fields

More than 40 sports clubs offer more than 11,000 members active fields of activity in over 40 sports. The range of sports and sports facilities is diverse and combines with regular supraregional sporting events such as the Montgolfiade, the Junior World Cup in Fechten Steinfurter Schloss, the international marathon, bicycle street races or youth football tournaments. The sports activities are coordinated by the Steinfurt City Sports Association.

Industry / trade

  • Alte Münsterländer Grain Distillery & Liqueur Distillery Johann Heinrich Sallandt - founded in Burgsteinfurt in 1739 (one of the oldest grain distilleries in Münsterland)
  • Rolinck Brewery - founded by Alexander Rolinck in 1820, was taken over by the Krombacher Brewery in early 2007
  • Dwersteg distillery - founded in 1882 by Ludwig Dwersteg
  • Textilfabrik Fischer GmbH & Co. KG - founded in Varel in 1899 by Justus Fischer, taken over by Yann Fischer in 2003
  • Reygers Terry Cloth Weaving
  • Textile tapes Krass + Wissing
  • Naturstein Kläver - master stonemason and sculptor specialist company - restoration of monuments and tombs
  • FAS filter systems
  • Georgia Pacific (formerly Walki / Buckeye) - paper production
  • Knüver Recycling (oldest company in Steinfurt-Borghorst)
  • Manufacturer of plastic bending machines market leader i-concept



In 1857 the parish of St. Nicomedes in Borghorst decided "to build a hospital under the direction of merciful sisters". In 1863 the hospital started operations with 20 beds after the Mauritz Franciscan Sisters from Münster had sent a convent to Borghorst. The hospital has around 500 employees.


General internal medicine Angiology Gastroenterology
Diabetology Vascular surgery Hand surgery
Visceral surgery Trauma surgery Reconstructive surgery
Anesthesiology Gynecology Obstetrics
Psychotherapeutic medicine radiology ENT
Breast center Vascular center Gastrointestinal center


People who were born in Steinfurt

In alphabetic order

Personalities who have worked on site


  • Thomas Hoeren : Historical city guide Steinfurt . Tecklenborg Verlag, Steinfurt 2005, ISBN 3-934427-81-2 .
  • Thomas Hoeren / Christiane Hildebrand-Stubbe / Günther Hilgemann: Steinfurt. Walks on settlement and architectural history . Tecklenborg, Steinfurt 2019, ISBN 978-3-944327-73-0 .
  • G. Hilgemann / H.-J. Pape / T. Wallmeyer: Steinfurt - twice as lovable . Tecklenborg Verlag, Steinfurt 2010, ISBN 978-3-939172-68-0 .
  • Alex Wobbe among others: Borghorst - old views . Tecklenborg Verlag, Steinfurt 1979.
  • Willi Riegert: Home under Bombs, The Air War in the Steinfurt, Münster and Osnabrück area 1939–1945 . Dülmen 2003, ISBN 3-89960-235-8 .
  • Borghorster homeland book . Tecklenborg Verlag, Steinfurt 1980.
  • City of Steinfurt (ed.): Borghorst monastery tour . Steinfurt 1998, ISBN 3-930779-24-2 .
  • A journey through history - 650 years of city rights 1347–1997 . Geiger-Verlag, Horb am Neckar 1997, ISBN 3-89570-278-1 .
  • Hans-Jürgen Warnecke: Westphalian City Atlas, Volume: VII, 2nd Part, City Map Burgsteinfurt . Ed .: Heinz Stoob and Wilfried Ehbrecht. Dortmund-Altenbeken 2002, ISBN 3-89115-151-9 .
  • Hildegard Strickling: The Bagno in Steinfurt - A walk through the historic park in its heyday . Tecklenborg Verlag, Steinfurt 2004, ISBN 3-934427-44-8 .
  • Wolfgang Lübbers: The Bagno in Steinfurt - A garden from the time of Goethe; from the courtly baroque garden to the English landscape park . Heimatverein Burgsteinfurt, Steinfurt 1997.
  • Gerard Jentgens: About farmers and blacksmiths in the Middle Ages. Archeology in the Steinfurt district . Ed .: LWL archeology for Westphalia. Bonifatius GmbH Druck-Buch-Verlag, Paderborn 2009.

Web links

Commons : Steinfurt  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Population of the municipalities of North Rhine-Westphalia on December 31, 2019 - update of the population based on the census of May 9, 2011. State Office for Information and Technology North Rhine-Westphalia (IT.NRW), accessed on June 17, 2020 .  ( Help on this )
  2. ^ Federal Statistical Office (ed.): Historical municipality directory for the Federal Republic of Germany. Name, border and key number changes in municipalities, counties and administrative districts from May 27, 1970 to December 31, 1982 . W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart / Mainz 1983, ISBN 3-17-003263-1 , p. 317 .
  3. a b Stephanie Reekers: The regional development of the districts and communities of Westphalia 1817-1967 . Aschendorff, Münster Westfalen 1977, ISBN 3-402-05875-8 , p. 219 and 223 .
  5. Population figures from 2002: Population statistics for the city of Steinfurt ( Memento of the original from August 14, 2007 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. . @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  6. Steinfurt, Elections 2014
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  8. The namesake
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