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Selm Overview

The town belongs to the southern part of the Münsterland. It is surrounded by (beginning in the west) Olfen, Lüdinghausen, Nordkirchen (all in the district of Coesfeld), Werne, Lünen (both in the district of Unna), Waltrop, and Datteln (Datteln vacation rentals | Datteln travel guide) (both belonging to the district of Recklinghausen).

Things to See in Selm

Schlosstheater Cappenberg



  • Burg Botzlar
  • Bürgerhaus
  • Fährenkamp-Siedlung
  • Friedenskirche, Ehem. Dorfkirche St. Fabian and Sebastian
  • Ludgerikirche
  • Schloss Cappenberg and Stiftskirche
  • Stephanuskirche
  • Windmühlenturm

Regular Events

  • Selmer Week
  • Borker Sonntag
  • Schützenfeste
  • Karnevalsumzug am Karnevalssamstag

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More about the History of Selm

In 858 it was mentioned as Seliheim in the Dreingau. In the early Middle Ages Selm was ruled by the county of Cappenberg, then by the bishop of Münster (Münster vacation rentals | Münster travel guide). In the beginning of the 19th century it was transferred to Prussia, to which it remained, as part of the province of Westphalia, until 1946.

In 1906 the coal mine Zeche Hermann was established, transferring coal from 1,200 m under underground. The coal miners and their families lived in the Beifang quarter, which had in the origin a very rural landscape. The number of inhabitants increased from 2,000 to 10,000 in only one year, with c. 3,500 coal miners working at the plant. In 1926 the coal mine was closed.

In 1975 Bork, a village in the southern neighbourhood, was annexed to a part of Selm, which obtained city status in 1977.

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Selm is a town in the district of Unna, in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is situated approximately 20 kilometers north of Dortmund and 25 kilometers west of Hamm.

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