Greven (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʁeːvən]) 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 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 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.
- 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).
The autobahn A1 from Hamburg to Koeln passes through Greven, furthermore 2 bundesstrassen, B481 and B219.
The Dortmund-Ems-Channel crosses through Greven and was lately enlarged to carry ships up to 2.000 tons.