45 m (148 ft)
35,668 (30 Jun 2014)
| North Rhine-Westphalia|
Friday 9:44 AM
| 6°C, Wind W at 11 km/h, 86% Humidity|
Tiergehege Emsdetten, Wannenmacher‑Museum, August‑Holländer‑Museum, Emsdettener Venn
Emsdetten is a town in the district of Steinfurt, in North Rhine-Westphalia, 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.
Emsdetten consists of 8 districts:
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.
Emsdetten is twinned with: Chojnice, Poland
Hengelo, The Netherlands
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