MünsterGermany

4.7/5Top Destination

Trendy Münster awaits: its canoeing, castle, forests, and more!

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.

Known for

Canoeing, Castles and Countryside

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Where to stay in Münster

Altstadt
Muenster which includes heritage elements and outdoor eating as well as a small group of people

Altstadt

Known for Castles, Historical Buildings, Biking

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Altstadt is noteworthy for its shopping, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Münster Cathedral and Historical City Hall of Münster.

Düsseldorf Government Region
Dusseldorf showing interior views, performance art and music

Düsseldorf Government Region

Known for

4/5(55 reviews)

While you're in Düsseldorf Government Region, take in top sights like CentrO or Museum Kunstpalast, and hop on the metro to see more the city at Rheinstrasse U-Bahn or Platanenhof U-Bahn.

Innenstadtring
Münster Castle featuring heritage elements

Innenstadtring

Known for Universities, Castles, Fashion

4/5(12 reviews)

You'll enjoy the churches and gardens in Innenstadtring. You might want to make time for a stop at Münster Castle or GOP Variety Theater.

Top Hotels in Münster

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
H4 Hotel Münster
H4 Hotel Münster
4 out of 5
Stubengasse 33, Münster, NW
$79
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
4.3/5Excellent! (467 reviews)

"Close and easy accessibility to the city snd transportation"…"

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2019

H4 Hotel Münster
Movenpick Hotel Munster
Movenpick Hotel Munster
4.5 out of 5
Kardinal-von-Galen-Ring 65, Münster, NW
$79
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21
4.3/5Excellent! (560 reviews)

"The hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly. The location was perfect to walk to the lake & the zoo and planetarium. It was nice to have free parking when applicable"…"

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

Movenpick Hotel Munster
TRYP Münster Kongresshotel
TRYP Münster Kongresshotel
4 out of 5
Albersloher Weg 28, Münster, NW
$68
per night
Nov 3 - Nov 4
3.8/5Good! (403 reviews)
Great staff

"There was a problem with my reservation that the staff worked out and gave me a room at 5 am. They were very accommodating"…"

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2019

TRYP Münster Kongresshotel

Popular things to do in Münster

Historical City Hall of Münster
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Historical City Hall of Münster

5/5(4 reviews)

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.

Münster Cathedral
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Münster Cathedral

5/5(4 reviews)

Magnificent architecture and artwork is why this house of prayer has the reputation of being one of the most splendid buildings in Germany.

University of Münster
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University of Münster

5/5(5 reviews)

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.

Top activities in Münster

Düsseldorf : Your 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Flight
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Düsseldorf : Your 1-Hour Private Sightseeing Flight

$181

UP, UP and AWAY! This is your chance to experience the fun of flying PRIVATELY. Yes, that's right. No shuffling from queue to queue, no delays, no screaming of children, or huge airports.This is the real deal. Your very own private pilot, who just wants to share the magic of flight.

Reviews of Münster

4.7

Top Destination

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Verified traveler

Aug 20, 2019

Most would not consider visiting but worth doing so. College town with many activities, great restaurants and shopping! History a bonus!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 31, 2019

Munster is a great town! We were visiting for a wedding and found the town very accessible.

5/5 - Excellent

PJ

Mar 19, 2019

very nice town.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Dec 30, 2018

Again, the food was really good and the hotel was clean. Definitely enjoyed the hotel.

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