Münster offers a variety of accommodations and good restaurants. It is often difficult to make a decision. We introduce you to the Hotel Überwasserhof and give you two restaurant tips that could not be more different.
Hotel Restaurant Überwasserhof
On our second visit to Münster, we stayed in a hotel right in the old town. The 3-star hotel is located, as the name almost suggests, in the Überwasserstraße very close to the cathedral.
The location of the hotel is great, you can easily walk there from the train station, but there is also a paid hotel parking lot. The entire city center is very easy to reach on foot, so it’s ideal for exploring the city.
We were looked after by very nice and friendly staff throughout our stay. From the reception, to the staff during breakfast, a cheerful smile they all had on their lips.
Our room on the second floor was bright and friendly. The furniture was very typical for a hotel, I was missing a bit of personal flair, the cozy feeling in the room. Without question I felt comfortable, I slept wonderfully and everything was very neat and clean, but just a bit impersonal furnished. Such a nice picture of Münster above the bed would have made the whole thing seem much nicer.
Sunday morning, time for breakfast. The selection on the breakfast buffet really offered something for every taste. From hot dishes, to cereals, to fresh fruit – I was missing nothing. The coffee was already on the table and the day could start so well.
We liked the hotel very much. It is ideal for a visit to the city.
In the middle of the old town of Münster, on a small square, is the monument Kiepenkerl. Here you can find two of the most traditional restaurants in the city, the “Grosser Kiepenkerl” and the “Kleiner Kiepenkerl”. Before our visit to Münster, we decided to eat at the “Kleiner Kiepenkerl” and took the precaution of reserving a table online. A good decision, the restaurant was booked up to the last place and without a reservation you had no chance to get a table.
The ambience is too classic for my taste and when I looked at the guests, rather something for the best agers (we actually belong age-related). But that is certainly also due to the pricing of the restaurant. It was not cheap, but since you could see the map in advance online, we knew that too.
One reason for our visit, the Westphalian cuisine. Here they offer some regional dishes that we were eager to try. I ordered the Westphalian Krüstchen (pork cutlet with onions and mushrooms on toast, plus a fried egg and side salad). The dish cost just under 14€.
It tasted good to me, it was sufficient for me from the quantity. But if you are a little hungrier, you should order the fried potatoes for 2 € extra.
Patrick ate a dish with kale and meat from the current daily menu. The pricing was comparable to my dish, it also tasted very good to him.
The price-performance ratio was good, the food was well prepared and tasty, the service was friendly and fast and visually everything fit together really well. Nevertheless, we did not feel 100% comfortable and found that we prefer a little more down-to-earth food and drink. But if you prefer a stylish, somewhat upscale ambience, the “Kleiner Kiepenkerl” is the right place!
Monday – Sunday 11:30 – 24:00
Continuous hot cuisine from 12:00 – 21:30
January to April & November closed on Mondays.
Pinkus Müller Brewery – Beer Gallery
When we have the chance to drink a beer directly in a brewery, we take it. At one time, there were about 150 Altbier breweries in Münster. Pinkus Müller is the only one left and still brews a wide variety of beers, from pilsners to wheat beers.
As a group, you should also reserve a table here. We were lucky and despite Advent hustle and bustle there were still 2 free seats for us.
The restaurant is rustic, just so typically furnished in brewery style. For us just cozy, to feel good. We were served quickly and friendly.
My look at the menu was honestly only very brief. I find it exciting to eat something when I do not understand the name. So the first dish at the Westphalian specialties was just right for me: “Möppkes- un Liarberbraut mit Schmörappelkes”. Kindly translated to me as a blood and liver sausage dish. For just under 8 € a great price for a really tasty meal. The blood and liver sausage were fried and very well seasoned. For me, quantity-wise more than sufficient.
Patrick opted for the “Westphalian Pfefferpottast with boiled potatoes and beetroot”, which was as much as a goulash variant. The price here at just under 16 € a little more expensive, but the portion for it also much larger. I have of course tasted. The meat was very tender and the beet just great.
Monday – Saturday: 12-24 h
The overnight stay at the Hotel Überwasserhof was made possible for us free of charge by Münster Marketing. Many thanks! The report corresponds to our own experience.