Senden, North Rhine-Westphalia

Senden is a municipality in the district of Coesfeld, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

Senden Castle
Senden Castle
Coat of arms of Senden
Coat of arms
Location of Senden within Coesfeld district
North Rhine-WestphaliaRecklinghausen (district)Unna (district)HammBorken (district)Steinfurt (district)MünsterWarendorf (district)OlfenRosendahlSendenBillerbeckDülmenAschebergHavixbeckCoesfeldNottulnLüdinghausenNordkirchenSenden in COE.svg
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Senden is located in Germany
Senden is located in North Rhine-Westphalia
Coordinates: 51°51′26″N 7°28′58″E / 51.85722°N 7.48278°E / 51.85722; 7.48278Coordinates: 51°51′26″N 7°28′58″E / 51.85722°N 7.48278°E / 51.85722; 7.48278
StateNorth Rhine-Westphalia
Admin. regionMünster
 • MayorSebastian Täger (Ind.)
 • Total109.1 km2 (42.1 sq mi)
Highest elevation
91 m (299 ft)
Lowest elevation
54 m (177 ft)
 • Total20,409
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
Dialling codes02597, 02598, 02536
Vehicle registrationCOE


Geographic locationEdit

The municipality of Senden is situated in the east of the district of Coesfeld, approx. 15 km south-west of the city of Münster.

The river Stever and the Dortmund-Ems Canal are partially situated in the municipality of Senden.

Neighbouring municipalitiesEdit

Division of the municipalityEdit

Th municipality of Senden consists of 4 villages:

  • Bösensell
  • Ottmarsbocholt
  • Senden
  • Venne

Special natural siteEdit

Near the village of Venne there is a famous marshland called Venner Moor. This nature reserve is situated near the Dortmund-Ems Canal and consists of some large swamps. Especially in spring and in fall the area shows its beautiful nature.


The first historical mentions of the villages of the municipality were as follows:

  • Senden in 890
  • Ottmarsbocholt in 980
  • Bösensell in 1148
  • Venne's in 1230

On January 1, 1975 these four formally autonomous municipalities became parts of the present municipality of Senden.


The major political party is the CDU (19 seats in the municipality council). Other parties in the council are the SPD (8 seats), Green Party (4 seats) and the FDP (3 seats). The mayor is Alfred Holz, who does not belong to a party but who is supported by the CDU and the SPD. The next local elections will be held in 2009.


Near Bösensell there is an exit to the Autobahn A 43.

Two important bus lines serve the municipality. A local bus line connects the villages of Bösensell, Senden and Ottmarsbocholt. A high speed bus line, which connects Münster and Lüdinghausen via the A43 runs through Senden.

There is a small harbour at the Dortmund-Ems Canal.

The village of Bösensell has a railway station at the line between Münster and Essen.


The municipality of Senden has seven schools:


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden Nordrhein-Westfalens am 31. Dezember 2019" (in German). Landesbetrieb Information und Technik NRW. Retrieved 17 June 2020.

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