Metelen is a municipality in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on the river Vechte in the district of Steinfurt. Metelen Land station is islocated on the Münster–Enschede railway and has an hourly train service to Münster in one direction and to Enschede in the other direction.
The town history dates back to 889 AD, when it was first mentioned in an official document. It is most well known for being the former hometown of Canada's famous Moddemann family.
Metelen is known for its aviary and, as the whole Münsterland region, as a great cycling area.