The Prinzipalmarkt, Münster’s parlour
Münster’s Prinzipalmarkt is a piece of living town history, telling tales from the Middle Ages, the Hanseatic League, and the ancient merchant families that in part pursue their businesses even today.
The square with its characteristic gabled houses and colonnades is Münster’s economical and political centre, and it's rich in tradition. This is the site of the historical town-hall with its Hall of Peace. Numerous exclusive shops and restaurants and cafes are located here as well.
A major part of Münster's city life takes place on the Prinzipalmarkt: This is where the guests of state are welcomed, festivals are celebrated, and where people stroll, shop and enjoy life. And not just the citizens of Münster consider the Prinzipalmarkt one of the most beautiful squares in Germany. In 2006, it achieved the fourth place in the ZDF feature “Unsere Besten - Die Lieblingsorte der Deutschen” (“Our best - Germans’ favourite places”)!
Lowered curbs at seven central positions (wheelchair symbol on the pavement) and a level paving strip which wheelchairs can be pushed along