Münster, city of peace, is located in North Rhine-Westphalia. The city is best known for the Peace Hall in the Historic City Hall, its beautiful gabled houses and the Lamberti Church.
In 1648, after long negotiations, Münster and Osnabrück concluded the Peace of Westphalia, which ended the Thirty Years’ War. This event left its mark on world history and to this day Münster is considered a city of peace.
When visiting Münster, you can not only walk in the footsteps of peace. Numerous museums attract visitors with their exhibitions, there are beautiful churches and a gorgeous old town to explore.
Münster is also a green city. Not only is the bicycle the most popular means of transportation in the city, but there are also parks and the Aasee, which invite you to relax.
Münster City of Peace – Sights
The Aasee is an artificial reservoir in Münster. It is about 2.3 kilometers long and about 40 hectares in size and also serves as flood protection. Together with the surrounding areas offers visitors an area of 90 hectares the local recreation area of Münster.
The weather is rather gloomy when the SOLAARIS stops at the shore of the Aasee and we leave the ship to visit the open-air museum Mühlenhof Münster. But we were lucky and during our stay the sun appeared from time to time - ideal conditions to explore the grounds.
St. Paul's Cathedral is one of the most important church buildings in Münster and a landmark of the city. It stands in the middle of the old town on the Domplatz. During our first visit to Münster, we unfortunately did not have time to visit St. Paul's Cathedral. On our second visit to the city,…
What do you associate with the Bauhaus era? We mainly architecture and furniture, but certainly also because we live in a settlement (UNESCO World Heritage Site Großsiedlung Siemensstadt in Berlin) where there are also buildings by Walter Gropius and we live in one of them. In Münster, we were able to get to know a…
Münster is a cycling city. Anyone who drives a car here has only themselves to blame. The cycle paths are - in contrast to our home town of Berlin - superbly developed. There are bicycle traffic lights everywhere, bicycle parking spaces and I have never experienced such bicycle-friendly drivers.Why isn't that the case everywhere?
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Travel information about Münster
Münster Osnabrück Airport is located about 25 kilometers north of Münster. The flight offer consists mainly of regional flights and some international connections.
Shuttle buses run from the airport to the main train station in Münster.
The nearest international airport is located about 55 kilometers south in Dortmund.
The main station in Münster is located on the railroad line from Hamburg to the Ruhr area. ICE trains and IC connections stop here every hour. In addition, there are numerous regional trains to the surrounding area.
National and international long-distance bus lines regularly call at the long-distance bus stop near the main train station.
The city is easily accessible by car. The A1 and A43 freeways pass by the city. In addition, several federal highways from the surrounding areas lead into the city.
Münster is located on the Dortmund-Ems Canal. There are limited moorings for pleasure boats at Kreativquai in the city harbor.
The 100 castles route with its 3 circuits starts and ends in Münster. The Europaradweg R1 leads through the city.
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By public transport
From the main train station, numerous bus lines travel in a star shape throughout the entire city area.
Tickets are available from ticket vending machines and at the sales outlets of Stadtwerke Münster.
Münster is considered the bicycle city at all. The bike paths are very well developed and there are bike racks everywhere, so that you can park your bike well.
Directly at the main station is a bike station and a huge underground garage just for bikes.