Mettingen is a municipality in the district of Steinfurt
Steinfurt (district)
Steinfurt is a Kreis in the northern part of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Neighboring districts are Bentheim, Emsland, district-free Osnabrück and the Osnabrück district, Warendorf, district-free Münster, Coesfeld, Borken.-Geography:...

, in North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia
North Rhine-Westphalia is the most populous state of Germany, with four of the country's ten largest cities. The state was formed in 1946 as a merger of the northern Rhineland and Westphalia, both formerly part of Prussia. Its capital is Düsseldorf. The state is currently run by a coalition of the...

, Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...



Mettingen is situated approx. 25 km east of Rheine
Rheine is a city in the district of Steinfurt in Westphalia, Germany. It is the largest city in the district and the location of Rheine Air Base.-Geography:Rheine is located on the river Ems, approx. north of Münster, approx...

 and 20 km west of Osnabrück
Osnabrück is a city in Lower Saxony, Germany, some 80 km NNE of Dortmund, 45 km NE of Münster, and some 100 km due west of Hanover. It lies in a valley penned between the Wiehen Hills and the northern tip of the Teutoburg Forest...


Neighbouring places

Neighbour villages of Mettingen are Recke
Recke is a municipality in the district of Steinfurt, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.-Geography:Recke is situated approx. 20 km north-east of Rheine and 25 km north-west of Osnabrück.-Neighbouring municipalities:* Ibbenbüren* Hopsten...

 in the west, Neuenkirchen
Neuenkirchen can refer to several municipalities in Germany:*in Lower Saxony:**Neuenkirchen, Cuxhaven, part of the Samtgemeinde Hadeln, district of Cuxhaven**Neuenkirchen, Diepholz, part of the Samtgemeinde Schwaförden, district of Diepholz...

, (Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony
Lower Saxony is a German state situated in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the sixteen states of Germany...

) in the north, Ibbenbüren
Ibbenbüren or Ibbenbueren is a medium-sized town in the district of Steinfurt, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is on position 185 of the largest cities in Germany and the largest city in Tecklenburger Land.-Geography:...

 in the south and Westerkappeln
Westerkappeln is a municipality in the district of Steinfurt, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approx. 15 km north-west of Osnabrück....

 in the east.


The production side of the frozen cakes manufacturer Coppenrath & Wiese is based in Mettingen.

Notable persons

The founders of the textile company C&A
C&A is an international chain of fashion retail clothing stores, with its European head offices in Vilvoorde , Belgium and Düsseldorf, Germany...

, Clemens and August Brenninkmeyer, were born in Mettingen. Also Annika Suthe
Annika Suthe
Annika Suthe is a retired female javelin thrower from Germany. She was born in Mettingen, in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia region. Her personal best throw is 61.38 metres, achieved in May 2004 in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, which is the German junior record...

, participant of the 2004 Summer Olympics
2004 Summer Olympics
The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, was a premier international multi-sport event held in Athens, Greece from August 13 to August 29, 2004 with the motto Welcome Home. 10,625 athletes competed, some 600 more than expected, accompanied by 5,501 team...

 (javelin throw
Javelin throw
The javelin throw is a track and field athletics throwing event where the object to be thrown is the javelin, a spear approximately 2.5 metres in length. Javelin is an event of both the men's decathlon and the women's heptathlon...

) was born there.

Honorary citizens

  • Clemens Brenninkmeyer (1932)
  • Franz Brenninkmeyer (1969)
  • Theodor Kersting (1973)
  • Josef Wiese (2005)

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