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The historic old town of Münster
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The most liveable city in the world


Münster - that stands for history with a future, for cultural stronghold and bicycle paradise, for bishop's seat and university city. The more than 1,200-year-old city proves how young old can be with its lively atmosphere, exciting cultural programmes and a wide range of leisure and shopping facilities.

Fascinating cityscape

Perhaps you will fall in love at first sight when you stroll under the beautiful arcades of Prinzipalmarkt in the city centre. You can't miss the impressive St. Lamberti Church and the mighty St. Paul's Cathedral in the centre. The cityscape is crowned by the magnificent baroque buildings by master builder Johann Conrad Schlaun, such as Münster Castle and the Erbdrostenhof. Even on the outskirts of the city you will find a work of his, the Rüschhaus house.

Culture and entertainment in harmony

A variety of theatres, museums, cinemas and concerts add variety to the city's day and night life. The Pablo Picasso Museum of Prints and Drawings, for example, offers world-class art. Equally interesting are the many sculptures in Münster's city centre. But these are just a few examples. Families, on the other hand, get their money's worth at the Allwetterzoo or the Mühlenhof open-air museum.

Events all year round

Münster is also the venue for many cultural events, sports competitions and festivals. For example, there is the Schauraum, the Festival of Museums and Galleries, the romantic Münster Christmas Market, the popular weekly market, the Send near Münster Castle and much more!


Blogger Susi from BLACK D OTS WHITE SPOTS has put together her personal tips for a weekend in Münster for you. Read the post to find out which sights she explored.

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