|coat of arms||Germany map|
|State :||North Rhine-Westphalia|
|Administrative region :||Muenster|
|Height :||63 m above sea level NHN|
|Area :||176.88 km 2|
|Residents:||37,157 (Dec. 31, 2019)|
|Population density :||210 inhabitants per km 2|
|Postal code :||48231|
|Primaries :||02581, 02582 , 02583, 02584 , 02585 , 02586|
|License plate :||WAF, BE|
|Community key :||05 5 70 052|
|LOCODE :||DE WAD|
|City structure:||5 districts|
City administration address :
|Lange Kesselstrasse 4-6
|Mayor :||Axel Linke ( CDU )|
|Location of the city of Warendorf in the Warendorf district|
The city of Warendorf ( Westphalian Warnduorp ) is a middle district town and the district town of the district Warendorf . It is located in the administrative district of Münster in the north of North Rhine-Westphalia . The city is known nationwide for the annual stallion parades of the North Rhine-Westphalian State Stud .
Warendorf is located on the Ems in the eastern Münsterland . This part of the Westphalian lowland bay is characterized by intensive, albeit relatively small-scale, agricultural use; Because of the varied appearance of fields , meadows , pastures , small forests and hedgerows , one speaks of the " Münsterland park landscape ".
Warendorf borders on the following cities and municipalities (the list is made from the north clockwise): Sassenberg , Beelen , Ennigerloh , Sendenhorst , Everswinkel , Telgte , Ostbevern and Glandorf (in Lower Saxony ).
Since the municipal reorganization in 1975, Warendorf has consisted of five districts. In addition to the core town on both sides of the Ems, these are the districts of Milte and Eine / Müssingen in the north of the urban area, and Freckenhorst and Hoetmar in the south.
In the 9th century, the origin and name of Warendorf can be traced back to the ancient Saxon Oberhof Warantharpa ("The village on the embankment"), which probably existed before 700 AD. Warendorf became a town between 1197 and 1201. Around this time, in addition to the already existing parish, to which the "Old Church" (St. Laurentius) belongs, a second parish in the west of the city center with the "New Church" (St. Marien) was founded. However, as in Münster, there is no certificate of the granting of Münster city rights in the medieval legal sense, as all documents and documents were destroyed during the rule of the Anabaptists . In particular, Bishop Hermann II von Katzenelnbogen (Bishop 1173-1202) contributed to the city's development.
In 1224 Warendorf was first mentioned in a document as a civitas, that is, as a civil-urban community. The prosperity of the Warendorfer grew steadily and the saying "City air makes you free" comes from this time. In 1255 it was joined to the Rhenish State Peace Federation to protect merchants from highwaymen. During this time, Warendorf developed more and more into an important trading town, because it is geographically conveniently located between Münster and Oelde . Warendorf also benefited from the production and trade in linen . The wealthy Warendorfer settled on the market square, in the Ems and on the Oststrasse. Even today, the Warendorf cityscape is shaped by this city backdrop. The poorer population, on the other hand, lived in simple houses with tamped clay floors, some of which were worse than the road surface. The poor living conditions led to epidemics and diseases.
In 1404 a city fire broke out in Warendorf, which in addition to 600 houses also destroyed the old church (St. Laurentius) and the town hall with all its inventory. A large wooden plaque in the town hall reminds of the town fire.
In 1533 an Anabaptist movement spread like in Münster in Warendorf. This took power in the city for a week in October 1534, until it was ended after a brief occupation by Bishop Franz von Waldeck . Four Anabaptist apostles and the Warendorf ringleaders were sentenced to death and judged by the sword in the market square. As a deterrent, the corpses of the "apostles" were placed on bikes at the four city gates. As a result, Warendorf lost its town charter and gradually regained it from 1542; the free election of the council only in 1556 under Bishop Franz's successor. The Anabaptist movement remained underground until the 17th century without endangering the city or the church.
Between 1627 and 1632 the town charter was lost again during the religious battles in the Thirty Years War . The fat market was first mentioned in 1657 . This market has remained an important fair to this day. In 1741 another big city fire broke out, which killed the New Church (St. Marien) and 332 houses. Due to the resulting departure of many craftsmen , Warendorf fell into increasing economic decline.
In 1802 Warendorf came under Prussian rule. The once prosperous city became impoverished. In 1826 the Westphalian state stud was founded in Warendorf by the Prussian stud administration. In 1887 the Münster – Warendorf – Rheda railway line was opened. In the course of this, the first station building was erected. This is still preserved today, but is no longer used as a station building. In 1902 the new station building was built and put into operation, but it fell victim to a fire on Friday, January 13, 1995.
The city of Warendorf operated its own city archive until 1986. Then it went to the district central archive in Warendorf and is there to this day.
On October 1, 1945, the Neuwarendorf community was incorporated.
On January 1, 1975 there was a further municipal reorganization through the integration of the communities Ein and Milte and the merger with the city of Freckenhorst . The new Warendorf district was formed by the merger of the Warendorf and Beckum districts. Warendorf was designated a district town.
The city is predominantly Catholic. The following parishes are located in the core town of Warendorf:
The Roman Catholic parishes
- Sankt Laurentius (oldest parish in the city)
- Sankt Marien (second oldest parish in the city)
- Sankt Josef (youngest parish in the city)
as well as a Franciscan monastery in whose church there is a pulpit from 1771 by the sculptor Johann Heinrich König from Münster.
The three Catholic parishes merged in 2010 to form the parish of St. Laurentius, the Franciscan monastery was sold by the order to a private investor who is now converting it into apartments. The West Prussian State Museum is also located in the former monastery complex .
In the district of Eine there is one of the oldest churches in the Münsterland, still preserved in the original architectural style, on which a new church was built in 1983. One can assume that the newest church is right next to one of the oldest churches in the region.
The Protestant parish, divided into
In 2005 a YMCA (Christian Association of Young People) was founded.
There is also a New Apostolic congregation, a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, a Mennonite congregation, a Protestant free church and a Muslim congregation.
The important Jewish community of Warendorf existed until 1941 . The community members who had not yet fled Germany before the Nazi dictatorship were deported and finally murdered. After May 1945, Jewish services were held again in Warendorf. Since 1949 at the latest, the Warendorf Jews have been part of the Münster Jewish Community . The former synagogue has been preserved in a modified form. Various memorial stones remind of Jewish life in Warendorf.
Since the local elections on May 25, 2014 , the Warendorf city council has 42 members, five parliamentary groups with the following distribution of seats:
|Party / list||Seats|
|Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU)||20th||19th|
|Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD)||10||9|
|Alliance 90 / The Greens (Greens)||6th||6th|
|Free Democratic Party (FDP)||3||5|
|Free voters (FWG)||3||5|
The proportion of votes can be found in the diagram opposite.
Acting mayor has been Axel Linke since October 21, 2015 , who was supported by the CDU and FDP in the mayoral election on September 13, 2015. The administration expert, born in 1966, was a department head at the city of Rheine before his election . He prevailed in the election against the lawyer Andreas Hornung, who had been supported by the SPD, Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen and FWG.
Coat of arms, flag and official seal
The city has a coat of arms, a flag and a seal.
Coat of arms of the former city of Freckenhorst
Coat of arms of the former municipality of Hoetmar
Coat of arms of the former municipality of Milte
- "In gold (yellow) a red gate tower with a double crenellated wreath, an open gate with a silver (white) portcullis hanging over it and a rising red crenellated wall on both sides."
The coat of arms is based on the oldest surviving impression of the city seal, which is under a contract with the city of Cologne from 1255. It was last adopted in this form by the city council in 1952.
- Description of the flag
- “The flag shows the colors white-blue-red, four times next to each other.” Their use has been documented since 1680.
- Description of the banner
- “The banner shows the colors white-blue-red, four times next to each other with the coat of arms in the upper half. It is also shown without a coat of arms. "
- Description of the official seal
- "The city has the city coat of arms in the official seal with the inscription" Siegel der Stadt Warendorf adEms "."
Warendorf has long-term relationships with several European cities. As early as 1951, the city took over the sponsorship of the Silesian Reichenbach in the Owl Mountains , as many of those displaced from there had been taken in in the Warendorf district.
The longest partnership - since 1965 - exists between Warendorf and Barentin in Normandy ; seven years later, Freckenhorst , which was still independent at the time, and Pavilly, also located in Normandy, signed partnership documents. In the first few years of their existence, both town twinning partnerships served the Franco-German reconciliation after the Second World War .
In the course of Europe growing closer together, the mayors of Oleśnica in Lower Silesia , formerly Oels ( Poland ) , signed letters of friendship in 2002. Since 2007 there has been a partnership with Petersfield in the south of England , which for its part also became the twin town of Barentins. All town twinning was preceded by private contacts.
In 2001 Warendorf was awarded the European Diploma by the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Warendorf's services to the Franco-German relationship are given as a reason. The diploma is the first of four award levels for the European price .
Warendorf is also a member of the Hanseatic League of Modern Times .
- Historic old town with market square, where buildings from different centuries and styles can be admired
- Marienkirche, neo-Romanesque basilica from 1911, next to it the Gothic steeple of the old Marienkirche (around 1200), Vespers image (around 1400), miraculous image (18th century)
- Laurentiuskirche (built after the city fire of 1404) with altarpiece (1430)
- North Rhine-Westphalian State Stud Warendorf
- Stiftskirche in Freckenhorst (1129) (widely known from art history, especially because of the baptismal font)
- Decentralized city museum (with Gadem am Zuckertimpen, wallpaper room, factory owner's villa Bispinck, historic town hall and gatekeeper house)
- Theater am Wall (1950s cinema)
- Franciscan monastery (1673) with church and gate (1683)
- Evangelical Christ Church from 1899
- Bentheimer Turm (last tower of the former city wall)
- Halla monument (bronze statue of the miracle mare Halla )
- West Prussian State Museum (reopened at the end of 2014 in the former Franciscan monastery in Warendorf)
- The decentralized city museum is an amalgamation of various museum locations within the historic old town. The Gadem Zuckertimpen 4 represents the living situation of two simple working-class families in the period around 1925. In the buildings Bispinck and Klosterstrasse 7, the elaborate ceiling design and historical French wallpaper and a Biedermeier salon offer an insight into the living environment of two factory owner families. The goal scorer's house at the east gate shows the living and working area of the last Warendorf goal scorer. The historic town hall on the market is the information center for the decentralized city museum. In addition to the historical council chamber, the city of Warendorf and its cooperation partners will be showing changing exhibitions of contemporary art or cultural-historical topics of the city and the surrounding area.
- Heinrich Friederichs Museum
- Warendorf Symphony Orchestra: The orchestra, founded in autumn 2006, develops symphonic music from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. A concert program is drawn up every year and mostly performed in Warendorf and Versmold. Under the umbrella of the Beckum-Warendorf District School of Music, it is an ensemble in which ambitious adult musicians have the opportunity to continue the process of musical education that began in their younger years.
- Music to St. Marien (music in the "New Church"): church choir, gospel choir, children's choir, youth choir, music lovers St. Marien, regular concerts in the Marienkirche and in the parish hall.
- Warendorf Chamber Choir: The choir was founded by Ansgar Kreutz, the cantor of the Mariengemeinde, as an a cappella choir for Warendorf and the region and sings concerts with spiritual and secular content. He is the winner of various competitions.
- Freckenhorst summer concerts: Every year on the third weekend in August, on Friday evening, in front of the backdrop of Schloss Westerholt in the Freckenhorst district, open-air concerts with international artists take place.
- iFAN Music Festival: every year in April the indoor rock festival takes place in the Kreienbaum-Halle in Warendorf. Over the past few years, the iFAN Music Festival u. a. the Guano Apes, Prince Pi, Billions, Mass Defect and Ichty Poopzkid occurred.
The Theater am Wall was opened as a movie theater on November 2, 1950 and was taken over by the city of Warendorf after the cinema had ceased operations in 1990. The city of Warendorf and the operator association TaW e. V. The program consists of the three pillars of drama, cabaret and children's theater.
Cycling and horse riding are traditional leisure sports in Warendorf. In the urban area of the under run Regionale 2004 designed and partly newly built Emsauenweg , a bike path through the Emsauen from Warendorf to Rheine , and the European Bicycle Trail R1 . The cycle path network is supplemented by a large number of paved farm roads and cycle paths alongside the road. In addition, 140 km of bridle paths were built in and around Warendorf, also as part of the Regional 2004 project. There is also a golf course, waters for anglers and a campsite in Warendorf.
On the Warendorfer Emssee, an old arm of the straightened Ems near the old town, there is the possibility of acquiring a sailing or motorboat license. Rowing boats can also be rented in the summer months. The city operates two indoor pools and one outdoor pool. The outdoor pool on the edge of the city center on the Emsinsel was renovated in 2009.
The city has developed into one of the most important sports cities in Germany in recent years. The German Equestrian Association (FN), the FN-affiliated German Olympic Committee for Equestrian (DOKR) and the Federal Center for Horse Riding (BLZ) are based there. The North Rhine-Westphalian state stud, which was founded in 1826 as the Prussian state stud, is based in Warendorf. The German Riding School is also located in Warendorf on the grounds of the state stud. Prominent riders such as Hans Günter Winkler have or had their residence in Warendorf. In addition, the Schulze Niehues farm is a technical school for riding training in Warendorf.
The Bundeswehr sports school is also based in Warendorf. The Westphalia Olympic Training Center , as well as the Sports Medical Institute of the Bundeswehr and a location of the Bundeswehr Sports Promotion Group , where well-known athletes such as Michael Groß , Thomas Hellriegel , Annika Mehlhorn , Ralf Eggert , Fatmire Bajramaj and Ursula Holl train and train, are located on their premises . The German Swimming Championships took place in Warendorf in 1995 and 2002.
The largest sports club in Warendorf is the Warendorfer Sportunion (WSU), which is one of the ten largest clubs in North Rhine-Westphalia. The most successful department of the WSU is volleyball. The women's team played in the 2nd Bundesliga North, in which they were runner-up in the 2004/2005 season. In the 2007/08 season they had to accept relegation to the regional league. The BBC Warendorf's wheelchair basketball team was promoted to the 1st Bundesliga in the 2007/08 season. This was rejected for financial reasons.
The Bundesliga team of the Warendorf surf club , founded in 1986, became German champions in the 2008 season.
The archive and thus the history of the city of Warendorf is located in the Warendorf district archive .
Economy and Infrastructure
About 1000 mainly medium-sized companies are based in Warendorf. There are also some noteworthy larger companies that have locations in Warendorf:
- In the east of the city is the former Miele kitchen manufacture, which was taken over by the Arbonia Forster Group in 2005 and renamed "Warendorfer Küchen GmbH". The company was sold to the American investor CoBe Capital at the end of 2012. The Miele plastics plant is also located on the property.
- "Schuhpark Fascies GmbH" is based in Warendorf and operates around 80 branches from here
- the hardware store supplier "Sanitop-Wingeroth" maintains a logistics center in Warendorf in addition to the company headquarters
- The company headquarters of the wood and paint specialist "Osmo" is also located in Warendorf
Around 11,000 people are employed in Warendorf; the unemployment rate in January 2006 was a below-average 7.1%. The retail-relevant purchasing power index in Warendorf in 2003 was 99.1 per inhabitant, i.e. just below the national average of 100, and purchasing power was determined to be 201.3 million euros. The turnover ratio per inhabitant was 104.1, the centrality ratio was 105.1 per inhabitant, which means an influx of purchasing power from other regions.
The federal highways 64 and 475 intersect in the urban area . While the B 475 runs east of Warendorf, the B 64 runs south of the city center along the railway line. The current B64 route was built as a replacement because the direct city center was no longer able to cope with the traffic. According to the Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan 2003, there is an urgent need for a bypass road . The closest motorways are the A 2 and the A 33 . The Beckum and Borgholzhausen junctions are around 25 km away.
The closest international airport is Münster / Osnabrück Airport , which is around 35 km away. There is also the Münster-Telgte airfield in Telgte , a commercial airfield . Other international airports are Paderborn (70 km), Dortmund (84 km), Düsseldorf (153 km), Bremen (170 km) and Weeze (185 km).
There is a connection to the rail network through Warendorf station on the Münster – Rheda-Wiedenbrück line and, until 1956, on the Neubeckum – Warendorf line ; Another stop in the district of Eine / Müssingen was put into operation in December 2016. Until December 2006 there was a breakpoint in the Vohren community that was closed in the interests of maximum speed. Since December 2013 the route book route 406 Münster – Bielefeld– Bünde – Rahden has been served by the RB 67 “Der Warendorfer” every hour.
There is a bus station next to the train station , from where there are hourly regional buses to Münster (via Telgte or via Freckenhorst, Everswinkel), Sassenberg, Ahlen and Beckum (via Freckenhorst, Westkirchen, Ennigerloh). In addition, an express bus line connects the south of Warendorf and Freckenhorst every hour with Münster.
Numerous cycle paths lead through Telgte, u. a. the Ems cycle path (runs from the Teutoburg Forest to the North Sea), the European cycle path R1 (from France to Russia), the cross-border commuter route, the historic city center cycle route and the 100 castles route .
The Josephs-Hospital, operated by a non-profit foundation, is a hospital with 300 beds. It is located to the right of the Ems in the north of the city in the vicinity of the Bundeswehr sports school with the associated center for sports medicine . The Josephs Hospital is an academic teaching hospital of the Westphalian Wilhelms University of Münster. It has the specialist departments of general and vascular surgery, orthopedics and trauma surgery, internal medicine, cardiology, gynecology, anesthesiology, urology and ear, nose and throat medicine. Interventions in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery, ophthalmology (ophthalmology), as well as a wide range of plastic-surgical interventions are carried out on an outpatient basis. Every year around 30,000 patients are cared for both inpatient and outpatient. As a clinic in the medical sector, the Josephs Hospital is one of the few non-denominational private foundations in the Münsterland. With around 500 employees, the clinic is one of the city's largest employers. The emergency service center of the resident doctors is located in the hospital. A health center with resident doctors from various specialties was set up by the foundation. In the town of Versmold in the Gütersloh district , the foundation operates a medical care center (MVZ) with several specialists. There is also a psychiatric day clinic in Warendorf , which is run by the St. Rochus Hospital in Telgte .
The following types of schools are represented in Warendorf
- eight elementary schools: Laurentius School, Bodelschwingh School, Josef School, Overberg School, Everword School Freckenhorst, W. Achtermann School Milte, Elementary School One, Dechant Wessing School Hoetmar
- a comprehensive school: Warendorf Municipal Comprehensive School
- two secondary schools: Von-Galen-Schule (with additional branch), Johann-Heinrich-Schmülling-Schule (episcopal secondary school)
- two grammar schools: grammar school Laurentianum , Mariengymnasium
- three special schools: Franziskusschule (focus on learning), Heinrich Tellen School (focus on intellectual development), Astrid Lindgren School (focus on language)
- two vocational schools: the European school Paul-Spiegel-Berufskolleg of the district Warendorf and Edith-Stein-Kolleg (state-recognized specialist seminar for geriatric care, state-recognized specialist seminar for family care and school for podiatry)
Most of the schools are run by the city. Other school bodies are the Warendorf district (Astrid Lindgren School and Vocational College), the Caritas Association in the Warendorf District Dean's Office (Heinrich Tellen School and Edith Stein College) and the diocese of Münster (Johann Heinrich Schmülling School).
The Warendorf City Library is an important partner of the schools in promoting reading. The "house with many sides" at Kurzen Kesselstrasse 17 sees itself as an educational institution and information service provider for all citizens of Warendorf.
- Fire fighting trains 1 and 2 in the core town of Warendorf
- Fire fighting train 3 Freckenhorst district
- Fire fighting train 4 Hoetmar district
- Fire fighting train 5 Milte district
- Fire fighting train 6 district one
- Fire fighting train 7 Vohren district
These seven fire engines of the City Association of the Warendorf Fire Brigade consist of a total of 291 active fire fighters and have 36 extinguishing and special vehicles (as of March 15, 2014)
- Hermann Göring (1893–1946), National Socialist (deleted in 2001)
- Heinrich Blum (1909–1964), a teacher at the Laurentianum grammar school, handed Warendorf over to US troops after the Second World War
- Hans Kluck (1921–1990), Mayor from 1964 to 1980, co-founder of the town twinning to Barentin (France)
- Günther Drescher (1926–2010), former mayor
- Josef Höchst (1907–1996), member of the Bundestag, with his participation, Warendorf remained a district town in 1975
- Hugo Spiegel (1905–1987), father of Paul Spiegel, Holocaust survivor and outstanding representative of the Jewish community in Warendorf
- Richard Winkels (1920–2009), Deputy President of the State Parliament, President of the State Sports Association of North Rhine-Westphalia and holder of the Federal Cross of Merit
- Paul Spiegel (1937–2006), from 2000 to 2006 President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany
- Heinrich Windelen (1921–2015), 1969 minister for expellees and from 1983 to 1987 federal minister for intra-German relations
- Hans Günter Winkler (1926–2018), successful show jumper (multiple Olympic champion 1956–72)
sons and daughters of the town
- Johann Hermann Budde (1735–1805), master carpenter, co-initiator of the Warendorfer Marienbögen based on the Viennese triumphal arches in honor of Empress Maria Theresa
- Johann Heinrich Schmülling (1774–1851), canon and professor at the University of Münster
- Peter Budde (1781–1848), master carpenter, decisive designer and sculptor of some arches of the Assumption of Mary.
- Christoph Bernhard Schlüter (1801–1884), poet and philosopher
- Johann Heinrich Kalthoff (1803–1839), Hebrew, pedagogue and university lecturer
- Constantin Lender (1828–1888), physician
- Franz Darpe (1842–1911), historian
- Franz Joseph Wilhelm Kappelhoff (1843–1907), grandfather of the singer and actress Doris Day
- Wilhelm Zuhorn (1849–1914) Privy Councilor of Justice and local historian (Church history of Warendorf)
- Rudolf Schrakamp (1856–1941), Prussian district administrator in the Bitburg district
- Sophie Rogge-Börner (1878–1955), writer
- Christoph Flaskamp (1880–1950), poet, journalist and non-fiction author
- Franz Wulf (1895–1940), publisher
- Josef Otto Plassmann (1895–1964), Germanist and SS-Obersturmbannführer
- Josef Heinermann (1895–1956), Mayor of Warendorf after the Second World War
- Bernhard Sprengel (1899–1985), chocolate manufacturer and patron of the arts ( Sprengel Museum , Hanover)
- Julius Angerhausen (1911–1990), Auxiliary Bishop in Essen from 1959 to 1986
- Paul Schallück (1922–1976), writer, namesake of the large hall in the Warendorfer Theater
- Friedrich Vogel (1929–2005), Minister of State for the Federal Chancellor from 1982 to 1987 († in Warendorf)
- Gustav Trampe (1932–2006), television journalist
- Hans Grotegut (1939–2014), racing cyclist and pacemaker
- Peter Heine (* 1944), Islamic scholar
- Ludger Heid (* 1945), modern historian
- Rainer A. Krewerth (1943–2003), writer and journalist
- Peter Ottmann (* 1951), District Administrator of the Viersen district
- Annette Kreft (* 1954), actress
- Susanne Windelen (* 1959), sculptor and professor
- Andreas Ridder (* 1964), soccer player
- Klaus Welle (* 1964), General Secretary of the EU Parliament
- Frank Ostholt (* 1975), eventing rider (Olympic champion), head of the DOKR Federal Riding School
- Mark Mietzner (* 1978), Professor of Banking and Finance, Rector of the University of Technology, Economics and Culture in Leipzig since 2019
- Maximilian Schulze Niehues (* 1988), soccer player
- Lars Tönsfeuerborn (* 1990), podcaster, winner of Prince Charming
Personalities who have worked in the city
- Hermann Joseph Brinkhaus (1819–1885), textile industrialist, in Warendorf from 1843
- Hugo Linderath (1828–1906), Franciscan brother and sculptor
- Gustav Rau (hippologist) (1880–1954), relocated the German Equestrian Olympiad Committee to Warendorf in 1950, worked for the former military district riding and driving school from 1950–1954. After him, the Dr. Named Rau-Allee.
- Anton Aulke (1887–1974), an important representative of dialect poetry in the Münsterland; Abitur and teaching at the Laurentianum grammar school
- Josef Homeyer (1929–2010), Bishop of Hildesheim from 1983 to 2001 , graduated from high school Laurentianum in Warendorf and was chaplain in St. Joseph, Warendorf between 1958 and 1961.
- Guido Maria Kretschmer (* 1965), German fashion designer who grew up in one
- Elpidius Markötter (1911–1942), Franciscan, victim of National Socialism
- Georg Segler (1906–1978) was a German agricultural scientist, engineer, author and inventor
- Hugo Spiegel (1905–1987), father of Paul Spiegel and Zionist in the Münsterland after the Holocaust
- Kuno Stierlin (1886–1967), composer
- Franz-Joseph Zumloh (1764-1854), founder of the Joseph Hospital
- Joseph Zumloh (1806–1879), Warendorfer businessman, mayor and member of parliament
- Luigi Colani (1928–2019), designer, temporarily resided at Harkotten Castle near Warendorf
- Paul Leidinger (historian) (* 1932), historian and local researcher working in Warendorf
- Theofried Baumeister OFM (* 1941), patrologist and church historian, studied at the Franciscan religious college in Warendorf
- Harald Norpoth (* 1942), track and field athlete, taught at the Bundeswehr sports school from 1971 to 2002
- Bernd Kannenberg (* 1942), Olympic champion, long-time NCO at the Bundeswehr sports school
People who are publicly honored by the city
- Carl-Friedrich von Langen , namesake of a street
- April: Spring awakening Sunday shopping
- July: Emsflimmern (open-air cinema)
- July: Medieval market festival
- July: Warendorf summer zone
- Mid-August: Assumption of Mary with nine Marian arches and four-day large fair and illumination of the old town with " exercises "
- Mid-August: Freckenhorster summer concerts at Schloss Westerholt
- August: Symphony of the Stallions
- August / September: Bundeschampionat for young horses
- August / September: Warendorf Horse Night
- September / October: Warendorf stallion parade
- October: Fat market with a five-day big fair, Sunday shopping and junk in the old town
- November / December: Christmas market Warendorf Christmas grove
On May 26, 1965, the city of Warendorf won the first edition of “ Games without Borders ”. Team Warendorf won in the game show hosted by Arnim Dahl ( Camillo Felgen initially only worked as an interpreter) against the team from Dax in the final with 4: 0 points.
- Barbara Rüschoff-Thale: The dead of Neuwarendorf in Westphalia. 341 graves from the end of the Neolithic to the late Latène period (soil antiquities of Westphalia, volume 41) . Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz 2004, ISBN 3-8053-3342-0 ( dissertation with submission of the largest contiguous grave field of the Bronze and Iron Ages in north-western Europe, exhibited in the LWL Museum for Archeology in Herne ).
- Laurenz Sandmann: Warendorf. Creating and striving. Sutton Verlag, Erfurt 2007, ISBN 978-3-86680-123-3
- Paul Leidinger (ed.): History of the city of Warendorf . Ardey-Verlag, Münster 2000, ISBN 3-87023-179-3
- Vol. 1: Prehistory and early history, Middle Ages, early modern times (before 1800)
- Vol. 2: The city of Warendorf in the 19th and 20th centuries. Politics, economy, churches
- 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 )
- Main statute of the city of Warendorf in the version of June 20, 2008 § 3a, para. 1
- Hans-Joachim Behr: The city of Warendorf in the territorial history of the Principality of Münster until 1803 . In: History of the City of Warendorf - Volume 1. , Ardey-Verlag, Münster 2000, ISBN 3-87023-179-3 , pp. 304-308.
- Alois Schröer: The church of Warendorf at the time of the Reformation and the Catholic renewal (1500–1650) . In: History of the City of Warendorf - Volume 1. , Ardey-Verlag, Münster 2000, ISBN 3-87023-179-3 , pp. 351–358.
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