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Country  Germany
Admin. region  Münster
Elevation  45 m (148 ft)
Population  35,668 (30 Jun 2014)
State  North Rhine-Westphalia
District  Steinfurt
Time zone  CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Local time  Friday 9:44 AM
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Weather  6°C, Wind W at 11 km/h, 86% Humidity
Points of interest  Tiergehege Emsdetten, Wannenmacher‑Museum, August‑Holländer‑Museum, Emsdettener Venn

Emsdetten is a town in the district of Steinfurt, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.


Map of Emsdetten, Germany


Emsdetten is situated on the river Ems, approx. 13 kilometres (8 miles) south-east of Rheine and 25 km (16 mi) north-west of Münster.

Division of the town

Emsdetten consists of 8 districts:

2006 school shooting

On 20 November 2006, 18-year-old former student Bastian Bosse entered the Geschwister Scholl School, fired several shots and set off smoke grenades. He injured 22 people before killing himself by a shot into the mouth. Even though there were no other fatalities, the shooting was considered the deadliest school shooting in the history of Germany since the Erfurt massacre; this position is now held by the Winnenden school shooting.

Twin towns – Sister cities

Emsdetten is twinned with:

  • Chojnice, Poland
  • Hengelo, The Netherlands
  • Notable people

  • Kathrin Vogler - (born 1963), politician, MdB
  • Atze Schröder – (born 1965), comedian
  • Valerie Niehaus – (born 1974), actress
  • Christina Schulze-Föcking - (born 1976), Politician, MdL NRW
  • Tim Wieskötter – (born 1979), sprint canoeistcanoeing Olympiaplayer 2004, canoe world champion 2005 (two kayak, together with Ronald Rauhe)
  • Lutz Altepost – (born 1981), sprint canoeist canoe world champion 2005 (as a beater in kayak quads over 1000 m), silver in one kayak behind Nathan Baggaley
  • Benjamin Behrla - (born 1985), judoka
  • References

    Emsdetten Wikipedia

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