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.
Emsdetten is twinned with: