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Geography

View from the church tower of the roundabout

Altenberge lies some 14 km to the northwest of the university town of Münster and 11 km south of the county seat of Steinfurt.

Area: 62,96 km²
8 % of the town area is recreational area, 5,1 % is streets and transportation area, and 86,9 % is agricultural, wooded, wet lands and other areas.

Altitude: 119 metres above sea level

State: North Rhine Westphalia
Government district: Münster
County: Steinfurt


Population Structure

Population: 11,478 (as of December 31, 2015), 49,4 % female and 50,6 % male

Religion: Catholics 6,699 (58,3 %), Protestants 1,809 (15,8 %), other faiths or no affiliation 2,970 (25,9 %)


Access and Transportation

Freeway (Autobahn)
A 1, "Hansalinie", Cologne – Bremen, access by the B 54, 10 km

Main Road
B 54 route Münster – Enschede, Netherlands

Bus Routes

  • route R 72/ 73: Altenberge – Münster-Nienberge – Münster (every 30 minutes)
  • route R 73: Steinfurt-Burgsteinfurt – Nordwalde – Altenberge – Münster
  • route 177: Steinfurt-Burgsteinfurt – Nordwalde – Altenberge – Hansell – Münster
  • route 178: Altenberge – Nordwalde – Steinfurt-Borghorst
  • route 179: Altenberge – Greven
  • route S 70: (R 71 Winterswijk –) Vreden – Ahaus – Laer – Münster
  • route T 89: Altenberge – Laer
  • route 771: Rosendahl-Holtwick – Altenberge
  • route 772: (R 72 Münster –) Altenberge – Laer – Horstmar – Schöppingen – Heek – Ahaus
  • route N 5: night bus Steinfurt-Burgsteinfurt – Nordwalde – Altenberge – Münster

Bus & train timetable information Altenberge:

Logo Zweckverband Schienenpersonennahverkehr Münsterland

Logo Regionalverkehr Münsterland GmbH
A train at the Altenberge station

Train
Route Münster – Enschede, Netherlands.

Airport
Münster/ Osnabrück (FMO) near Greven, 18 km

Distance to major cities:
Münster 15 km; Osnabrück 61 km; Steinfurt 11 km; Rheine 33 km; Greven 13 km; Dortmund 77 km; Nederland 53 km


Town council and Administration

The council has 26 members; at present: CDU (Christian Democrats) 14, SPD (Social Democrats) 5, BÜNDNIS 90/ DIE GRÜNEN (Greens) 5 and UWG (Independents) 2.
The mayor presides in the council and has voting rights.

The mayor: Jochen Paus (CDU)
1stdeputy mayor: Manfred Leuker (CDU)
2nddeputy mayor: Elisabeth Holtstiege-Tauch (SPD)

Party leaders:
CDU: Sigrid Schulze Lefert
SPD: Ulrike Reifig
BÜNDNIS 90/ DIE GRÜNEN: Werner Schneider
UWG: Helma Reer

Head of the town administration: Mayor Jochen Paus
General Representative of the mayor: Theo Teriete