Münster is a historic city in North Rhine-Westphalia. Known for its well-preserved old town, Münster offers a fascinating mix of medieval architecture and modern city life. The Prinzipalmarkt, the centrepiece of the old town, is lined with magnificent gabled houses and impresses with its historical backdrop.


Welcome to Münster - The city of the Peace of Westphalia

History and culture
Münster, a city with a rich history, is located in the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia and is known for its historical charm and cultural diversity. The city was the scene of the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, which ended the Thirty Years' War and thus played a significant role in European history. A stroll through Münster's old town feels like a journey back in time: the historic town hall, the Prinzipalmarkt with its impressive gabled houses and the imposing St Paul's Cathedral are just some of the many sights that await you here.

Education and science
As one of the oldest university cities in Germany, Münster also has a firm place in the world of education and science. The Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität enjoys an excellent international reputation and attracts students from all over the world. In addition to the university, numerous research institutions and libraries enrich the intellectual life of the city.


Nature and recreation
Despite its urban character, Münster also offers numerous opportunities for recreation in nature. The Aasee, a large artificial lake in the centre of the city, is ideal for boat trips, walks and picnics. Extensive green spaces around the lake are ideal for jogging, cycling and relaxing. The city's many parks and gardens also offer a green oasis for anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

Germany's cycling capital
Münster is known as the cycling capital of Germany. With an excellent network of cycle paths and the large number of bicycles that characterise the cityscape, the bicycle is the preferred means of transport here. This not only contributes to the quality of life, but also to sustainable and environmentally friendly urban development.

Events and culinary delights
Cultural life in Münster is lively and diverse. Numerous events, festivals and markets provide variety throughout the year. Particularly worth mentioning are Münster's Christmas market, which attracts visitors from near and far with its festive atmosphere, and the city festival ‘Send’, which attracts visitors with rides, stalls and lots of entertainment.

Münster's culinary scene offers a wide range of options, from traditional Westphalian specialities to international cuisine. Visit one of the many cosy cafés, restaurants or breweries and enjoy regional delicacies such as pumpernickel, Westphalian ham on the bone or a freshly tapped Münsteraner Pils.