Münster - that stands for history with a future, for a cultural stronghold and a cycling paradise, for a bishop's seat and a student city. The 1200-year-old metropolis proves how young old can be with its lively city flair, exciting cultural programmes and diverse leisure and shopping facilities.
Perhaps you will fall in love at first sight when you stroll under the beautiful arcades of Prinzipalmarkt in the city centre. As if by chance, you can discover the Friedenssaal (Peace Hall), the important churches such as St. Lamberti and the mighty St. Paul's Cathedral with its cathedral square. The magnificent baroque buildings by the great master builder Johann Conrad Schlaun, such as the hexagonal Clemens Church, Münster Castle or the Erbdrostenhof, are also unmissable.
The Pablo Picasso Museum of Prints and Drawings offers world-class art, as do the many sculptures in Münster's city centre - witnesses to the latest international sculpture exhibitions. The Museum of Art and Culture is the newest star in Münster's museum sky. A variety of theatres, museums, cinemas and concerts add variety to the city's day and night life. Münster's city centre is the venue for many cultural events and festivals.
But also sporting events such as the horse dressage and show jumping competition "Tournament of Winners" in front of the castle, romantic events such as the famous Münster Christmas Market in front of a historic backdrop, traditional events such as the Münster Weekly Market or foolish events such as the big carnival parade attract thousands to the city. But you can also experience unique events in Münster, such as the Polo Picnic or the Send. From the city centre, you should definitely take a detour to the Allwetterzoo with the Westphalian Horse Museum, the open-air museum Mühlenhof and the idyllic Haus Rüschhaus in the west of the city.
Blogger Susi from BLACK D OTS WHITE SPOTS has put together her personal tips for a weekend in Münster. Read the post to find out which sights she explored and how she liked them.
"SO OR SO - your Münsterland". With this podcast from Germany's most beautiful region, you will experience a short acoustic excursion to the harbour in Münster. Let Münsterland reporter Dennis Burk take you there and learn more about the urban and Mediterranean life on the harbour promenade. Curious about the perfect destination? Take seven minutes and listen in: