Greven


Greven (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʁeːvn̩]; Westphalian: Graiwen) is a medium-sized town in the district of Steinfurt, in Germany's most populous state of North Rhine-Westphalia and close to the city of Münster.

Greven
Railway station in Greven
Coat of arms
Location of Greven within Steinfurt district
Greven
Greven
Coordinates: 52°05′30″N 7°36′30″E
CountryGermany
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
DistrictSteinfurt
Subdivisions3
Government
  MayorDietrich Aden (CDU)
Area
  Total140.26 km2 (54.15 sq mi)
Elevation
45 m (148 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
  Total37,753
  Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
48268
Dialling codes02571
02575 Reckenfeld
Vehicle registrationST, BF, TE
Websitewww.greven.net

Geography


Greven is situated on the river Ems, approx. 25 km south-east of Rheine and 15 km north of Münster.

Division of the town

Greven consists of the following districts

  • Greven
  • Reckenfeld
  • Gimbte
  • Schmedehausen

Neighbouring municipalities

Transport


Airport

Greven is home to North Rhine-Westphalia's fourth-largest airport Münster Osnabrück International Airport (IATA code: FMO) transporting approx. 2.5 mil. passengers in 2009, but only 1.2 mil. in 2012 to destinations in Europe, Asia Minor, and North Africa.

Railway

  • Regional express trains (Regional Express) - these trains do not stop at all stations:
    • Emden (north sea)-Leer(Ostfriesland)-Meppen-Lingen(Emsland)-Rheine-Greven-Münster Hauptbahnhof (Main railway station).
  • Regional trains (Regional Bahn) - these trains stop at all stations:
    • Rheine-Mesum-Emsdetten-Reckenfeld-Greven-Münster Sprakel-Münster Zentrum Nord-Münster Hauptbahnhof(Main railway station).

Roads

The autobahn A1 from Heiligenhafen in Schleswig-Holstein to Saarbrücken passes near Greven, furthermore 2 bundesstrassen, B481 and B219.

Waterways

The Dortmund-Ems Canal crosses through Greven and was lately enlarged to carry ships up to 2,000 tons.

Twin towns – sister cities


Greven is twinned with:[2]

References