5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerAug 20, 2019
Most would not consider visiting but worth doing so. College town with many activities, great restaurants and shopping! History a bonus!
A turbulent past makes Münster one of Germany’s most fascinating historical cities. It’s also a thoroughly modern and cosmopolitan place. Wracked by the Thirty Years’ War, when a charismatic Anabaptist leader took over the city, it was in the Historical City Hall of Münster that the famous Peace of Westphalia was signed. Today, see little of that past on the terraces along the Kreativkai Waterfront or the Prizipalmarkt, but historical reminders are everywhere else.
Spot the spire of Münster Cathedral from almost anywhere in the city. Its astronomical clock is considered one of Germany’s finest. A few streets away, human-sized cages hanging from the spire of Gothic St. Lambert’s Church recall the brutal reconquering of the city by Catholic forces during the Thirty Years’ War.
Study Münster’s history at the Westphalian State Museum for Art and Cultural History, with a collection of art from the Middle Ages to today. A more modern collection is on display at the Picasso Museum, bringing together almost all of the artist’s lithographs.
Join Münster residents exploring the countryside by bicycle. Ride to the Aasee, a man-made lake with parks and public art just outside town. Visit furry friends at the Allwetterzoo Münster next door. What was once the city’s star-shaped fortress, the Botanischer Garten, founded in 1803, cultivates an impressive collection of plant species from all over the world.
Located just north of the Rhine Valley industrial area, Münster is served by several airports and train lines. Fly into the small Münster-Osnabrück airport, a 34-minute bus ride from the center. Münster’s train station is accessible from the regional hubs of Frankfurt and Hamburg. Münster is Germany’s bicycling capital; two wheels are best for exploring the city’s compact downtown, especially in its vehicle-restricted medieval center.
Talk to people you meet to find out some of the favorite, but not always true, stories about Münster’s best-known sites. Local residents are always happy to whisper shocking tales to visitors.
Canoeing, Castles and Countryside
Nowhere is Muenster’s reputation as the “City of Peace” more celebrated than in this beautiful Gothic building, home to a museum with fascinating artifacts, including a mummified hand.
Magnificent architecture and artwork is why this house of prayer has the reputation of being one of the most splendid buildings in Germany.
Enjoy the collegiate vibe when you visit University of Münster, during your trip to Münster. You can seek out the biking trails while in the area.
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Verified travelerDec 30, 2018
Again, the food was really good and the hotel was clean. Definitely enjoyed the hotel.