Münster

The city


Photo: Presseamt Stadt Münster / Bernhard Fischer

Surprising discoveries wherever you go: Who would expect a trendy restaurant in medieval walls? Or the world’s largest collection of Picasso graphics behind the façade of a Westphalian noble court? Whilst one of Germany’s last watchmen is still sounding his horn on St. Lamberti Church, top researchers have turned institutes and clinics into beacons of scientific excellence. Jewels of Baroque architecture stand proud next to icons of contemporary design, whilst more than 60 sculptures bear witness to the “sculpture projects”, which turn Münster into a Mecca of the art scene every ten years. Traditional homely hospitality is as typical of the city as its exciting club scene or trendy, stylish restaurants in the new nightlife district at the port.

This exciting mix is precisely what gives Münster its charm: the coexistence of and interplay between awe-inspiring history and a cosmopolitan international atmosphere.

It is true that European history was made in Münster with the Peace of Westphalia treaty in 1648, of which the Hall of Peace in the historic town hall is still a reminder today; but an event that was just as important for the city’s own development was the foundation of the first Westphalian university in 1773, the origin of today’s city of education and science – with some 50,000 students at eight universities.

Why Münster is one of the “Historic Highlights of Germany“ becomes evident in the city centre – the heart of the more than 1,200 year old Hanseatic and shopping city. At the Prinzipalmarkt, the gables of the merchants’ houses form an impressive silhouette, whilst rows of exclusive shops under archways invite visitors to linger and browse for a while. And just around the corner there is tangible evidence of just how young this city’s heart really is: the weekly market, one of the most beautiful of its kind in Europe. Shaded by the mighty St. Paul’s Cathedral, traditional farmers from the Münsterland offer their goods alongside organic producers, Dutch cheese or fish sellers and Italian delicatessen stalls.

Despite the wealth of impressions awaiting visitors – Münster always maintains its human spirit and leaves room for leisure. Green oases can be reached in just a few minutes on foot – and given that we are “Germany’s bicycle capital”, of course, by bicycle: on the esplanade, in the castle garden, at Lake Aa, where visitors can enjoy views over the sailing boats on terraces and flights of steps, and soak up the almost Mediterranean atmosphere. Or a little bit further afield in the Münster parklands with their romantic moated castles.

Once back in the bustling city, the question might be: which of the 30 museums to visit? Join a city tour in the footsteps of the Anabaptists? And tonight – enjoy a grand opera, classical style, or join the young dancing avant-garde? Or perhaps attend a lecture by a historian? Extend your stay for a few days? Or just return very soon?

Informations
Münster Marketing
Klemensstraße 10
48143 Münster
Germany
Phone: 00 49 251/492 27 10
Fax: 00 49 251/492 77 43
E-Mail: info@stadt-muenster.de
Web: www.tourismus.muenster.de


Journey

You can reach Münster by car via the A1 and A43 motorways. Parking space is available at 4 euros a day around the fair area. From the international airport of Düsseldorf there is direct train connection to Münster. The ICE (rapid train) station of Münster is just a ten-minute-walk’ away from the exposition site. The buses 6 and 8 take a 10-minute-ride to the fairground starting from the station and elsewhere.

Address
Halle Münsterland
Albersloher Weg 32
48155 Münster
Germany
Phone: 00 49 251/66 00
E-Mail‎: info@halle-muensterland.de
Web: www.halle-muensterland.de


Sightseeing

The exciting mix of young and old is precisely what gives Münster its charm: the coexistence of and interplay between awe-inspiring history and a cosmopolitan international atmosphere. Spring DOLL Festival-visitor should take the time to go sightseeing. All details without guarantee.

Spring fun fair

Photo: Presseamt Münster / Joachim Busch

The Send – Münster’s biggest carnival and the oldest annual fair in the Münsterland – attracts over a million visitors every year. Around 200 fairground operators from all over Germany come three times a year to present the latest sensations on the Schlossplatz.

Guided Tour at historic city center

Photo: Presseamt Stadt Münster / Bernhard Fischer

The guided tour through the historic city center is a varied ramble through the city of the Westphalia freedom. It’s a diverting dillydally with your guide through the historic city center. You’ll experience with city hall, Lambertichurch, Saint Paulus Dom and baroque hood a big piece of Munster.

Daily guided tour from 11 am through 1 pm.
Meeting point: In the Bürgerhalle at city hall on Prinzipalmarkt
Please announce.
Price per person: 7,– Euro

Dillydally at night

Photo: Presseamt Münster / Tilman Roßmöller

Everywhere, history was written, little stories last at the edge of the biggest world affairs. On this hilarious dillydally, you’ll hear from a regulation how to drain a chamber pot, the sheltered sleep of the citizens – except Tuesdays – or the call “Be aware of Munster” and why you should not hew to it in this days.

Friday 7 pm through 8 pm
Meeting point: in front of the city hall on Prinzipalmarkt
Please announce
Price per person: 7,– EuroEuro

Sight-Seeing-Tour

Photo: Presseamt Münster / Britta Roski

Daily, while season goes. You’ll find two different providers. Münsteraner Stadtrundfahrten will start at Domplatz and the Münsterbus offers a sight-seeing-tour with hop-on-hop-off.

www.muensteraner-stadtrundfahrten.de
www.muensterbus.ms

Farmers market

Photo: Presseamt Münster / Angelika Klauser

The citizens of Munster knew it all the time, but now its official! This farmers market is one of the most beautiful in Europe. Munster belongs to the winners of the competition “Most beautiful farmers market in Europe”, which was contracted out by the “Lively city” foundation. Saturdays on the Domplatz from 7 am through 2.30 pm

The Aasee

Photo: Presseamt Münster / Tilman Roßmöller

offers an open-air museum, a zoo with horse-museum, natural history museum with planetarium, restaurants, paddle boat rental and waterbus Professor Landois.

Seeking Annette von Droste Hülshoffs marks

Photo: Presseamt Münster

Visit the castle Hülshoff, where Annette von Droste-Hülshoff was born and which is one of the most romantic water castles in Westphalia. Many years the poetess lived in the house Rüschenhaus in Munster-Nienberge and wrote her most popular acts “Die Judenbuche” and “Der Knabe im Moor” there.

Museum of Art Pablo Picasso

Photo: Presseamt Münster

Exhibits are varying.
www.kunstmuseum-picasso-muenster.de


Accommodations


Photo: Presseamt Münster

Hotels & Guesthouses in Münsterland

Distance Location Hotels DR starting from SR starting from Breakfast
13 km Telgte Die Pension am Markt 48 € 28 €
13 km Telgte Altes Gasthaus Pohlmeier 44 € 30 € 8 €
12 km Telgte Pension Hölker 20 €
12 km Telgte Pension Christ 44 € 27,50 €
14 km Telgte Appartementhaus Kock-Kunkel 40 € 22 € 6 €
18 km Greven Hotel Wermelt 72 € 48 €
15 km Greven Altes Wirtshaus Kaltefleiter *** 81 € 49,50 € incl.
18 km Senden Ottmarsbocholt Hotel Lindfeld 48 € 27 € 8 €
19 km Senden Hotel & Gasthof Niemeyers 1886 60 € 35 € 7 €
24 km Ostbevern Hotel Mersbäumer 55 € 34 € 5 €
21 km Ostbevern Hotel Beverhof 69 € 45 € incl.
21 km Ostbevern Hotel Alte Post 63 € 43 € 6 €
23 km Nottuln Hotel Zur Alten Post *** 72 € 45 € incl.
25 km Nottuln Hotel Gasthof Kruse 70 € 50 € incl.
26 km Dülmen-Buldern Hotel van Lendt 66 € 38 €
25 km Ascheberg Jagdschlößchen *** 80 € 50 € incl.
25 km Ascheberg Hotel Goldener Stern *** 78 € 49 €
18 km Ascheberg-Davensberg Börger-Elvering 54 € 35 €  
19 km Ascheberg-Davensberg Gasthaus Zur Davert 72 € 36 €
32 km Ladbergen Hotel Zum Timpen 70 € 45 € 5 €
33 km Lüdinghausen-Seppenrade Pension am Dorfkrug 70 € 28 €
36 km Dülmen Pension Letterhaus 46 € 23 € incl.

Holiday Farms in Münsterland

Distance Location Holiday Farms Persons Price
18 km Everswinkel-Alverskirchen Sauwohlfühlhof Everswinkel 2-6 Persons (some Hol. Flats) 2 Persons st. from 40 €
20 km Havixbeck Bauernhof Drerup 2-6 Persons (3 Hol. Flats) 2 Persons st. from 45 €
20 km Havixbeck Schleiners Hof 2-3 Persons (3 Hol. Flats) 2 Persons st. from 50 €
26 km Ascheberg Siesmanns Ferienhof 2-4 Persons (2 Hol. Flats) 2 Persons st. from 43 €

Holiday Rentals in Münsterland

Distance Location Holiday Flat Persons Price
12 km Telgte FeWo Schlautkötter 2-4 Persons 2 Persons st. 45 €
18 km Everswinkel-Alverskirchen Sauwohlfühlhof 2-6 Persons 2 Persons st. 40 €
20 km Havixbeck Ferienhaus Rose 2-5 Persons 2 Persons st. 46 €
23 km Laer FeWo Stenzel 2-3 Persons 2 Persons st. 40 €
24 km Ostbevern FeWo Wegmann 2-6 Persons 2 Persons st. 25 €
25 km Ostbevern FeWo Bensmann 2-5 Persons 2 Persons st. 38 €
24 km Ostbevern FeWo Frönd 2-5 Persons 2 Persons st. 45 €
25 km Nottuln Hotel Kruse 2-6 Persons 2 Persons st. 50 €
26 km Ascheberg-Davensberg FeWo Eickholt 2-4 Persons 2 Persons st. 50 €
26 km Ascheberg-Davensberg FeWo Egbringhoff 5 Persons 2 Persons st. 40 €
26 km Ascheberg-Davensberg Ferienhaus Rodenstein 6 Persons 2 Persons st. 40 €
26 km Ascheberg-Grobecker FeWo Ascheberg 6 Persons 2 Persons st. 43 €
29 km Ladbergen FeWo Barkmann 2-5 Persons 2 Persons st. 40 €
29 km Ladbergen FeWo Familie Kielmann 2-4 Persons 2 Persons st. 48 €