One of the largest funfairs in Münsterland attracts up to one million visitors to the Schlossplatz in Münster every year. Against the backdrop of the beautiful castle, rides, stall magic and culinary delights ensure entertaining days. And it happens three times a year: in spring, summer and autumn. A ride on the Ferris wheel is especially recommended, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the city. The highlight is the big fireworks display on Friday evening. You can't miss it! A novelty that will please those who like to save money is the family day: on Thursdays between 2 pm and 11 pm, all amusement and fairground rides offer a 30 percent discount, and all sales outlets reduce their prices by at least 25 percent.
Besides the Send, there is much more to discover in the city. For example, the castle park and the botanical garden with their colourful flora are right across the street. Not far away you will also find the Aasee, which invites you to take a walk and relax. In the city centre, the Prinzipalmarkt, many interesting museums and other attractions await you.
Bumper cars, ghost trains, lottery stalls, sweet treats and much more - every year, the approx. 32,000 sqm large fairground on the Schlossplatz is transformed into the venue for the largest folk festival in Münster. Up to 200 fairground businesses from all over Germany gather here and present their new, but also traditional rides, snack stands and sales stalls. In addition to the usual stalls, traditional crafts are also on display here and you can let yourself be transported back to the old days.
Speaking of old times. Why do people in Münster actually say "Send" and not "Kirmes"? The word Send has its origins in an assembly of clergymen held in Münster from the 9th century onwards. The so-called "synod". It is assumed that from around the 11th century a large market followed the meeting, which later became the popular fair.
Summer End: 13.07. - 17.07.2023
Thursday, 13 July: 2pm to 11pm
Friday, 14 July: 2pm to midnight
Saturday, 15 July: 2pm to midnight
Sunday, 16 July: 11am to 11pm
Monday, 17 July: 2pm to 11pm
Autumn end: 21.10. - 29.10.2023
The best way to get to the fair is by bus, train or - in typical Münster fashion - by bike. It only takes about ten minutes by bus from Münster Central Station to the bus stops around the Send. You can take these bus lines: 5 and 6 (get off at the "Überwasserstraße" stop) and 11, 12, 13 and 22 (get off at the "Landgericht" stop).
Are you travelling by car? Then the following parking options are recommended: From the Lindenhof car park, access via Himmelreichallee, it takes about five minutes to walk to the show. The multi-storey car parks Aegidiimarkt and Theater are also available. From here it takes about ten minutes to get to the fair.