November 26th - December 23rd 2018
Sunday to Thursday: 11 am - 8 pm
Friday and Saturday: 11 am - 9 pm
When the Prinzipalmarkt glitters in gold, the gabled houses and churches are beautifully lit, the shops are festively decorated, Christmas trees adorn the streets and the aroma of fir sprigs and mulled wine fills the air, then the best time of all begins in Münster: Advent.
Five Christmas markets transform the Old Town into a winter fairy tale, their 300 stalls inviting visitors to stroll around, do some shopping and enjoy the atmosphere.
Christmas Market around
the Town Hall
The largest and oldest Christmas market in Münster welcomes visitors beneath a romantic canopy of lights in the inner courtyard of the Town Hall. There is something for all ages in the huge selection of jewellery and craft items, plenty of delicious delicacies and a nostalgic children’s merry-go-round.
Aegidii Christmas Market
With its marvellous nativity scene, impressive wooden pyramid, fairytale world, Christmas chimes every half an hour and many beautiful stalls, the Aegidii Christmas Market offers an inviting stroll for the whole family.
Lights Market St. Lamberti
At the foot of the mighty St. Lamberti-Kirche, the little blue huts of the lights market create a special sparkle. Surrounded by magnificent gabled houses, the Christmas decorations and Münster’s largest Christmas tree compete in a bid to outshine one another.
The Lights Market St. Lamberti opens until December 22nd.
Münster’s newest Christmas market opens its doors against the medieval backdrop of the Überwasserkirche and with a splendid view of the illuminated towers of St.-Paulus-Dom. A wide variety of craft items and and tasty treats can be found here.
Also the Giebelhüüskesmarkt closes its doors on December 22nd.
Christmas Village around
In the little Christmas village around the statue of Münster’s Kiepenkerl, quaint stalls beneath a beautiful Christmas tree serve Westphalian specialities and display various handicrafts, inviting you to linger awhile and savour it all in the wonderfullycosy atmosphere.
Atmospheric opening with live music
on the corner of Prinzipalmarkt/St. Lamberti Kirche, November 26th 2018, 5 pm
Advent carols sing-along
on the Prinzipalmarkt, December 9th 2018, 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm
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Store your shopping free of charge from 11 am to 9.30 pm on Saturdays in Advent in the bag container at Münster Information, Heinrich-Brüning-Straße 9, 48143 Münster
From the mobilé service centre opposite the main station and from www.stadtwerke-muenster.de
Arriving by car
Follow the parking guidance system or use the parking facilities at the signposted Park and
Ride (P+R) spots
Moving around barrier-free
Info and free city plan at Münster Information
Münster’s city centre is a Green (low-emission) Zone
Entry free for vehicles with a green sticker. Special permits (exemptions) at www.stadt-muenster.de/umwelt/immissionsschutz/luft/umweltzone.html
You can borrow power banks at Tourist Information Offices.
The Christmas markets are just a few minutes’ walk from the main station, the coach park at Schlossplatz and the longdistance bus stop on the corner of Hafenstraße/Frie-Vendt-Straße.
Mon – Fri 10 am – 6 pm,
Sat 10 am – 1 pm, (on Saturdays during Advent 10 am – 4 pm)
Tel. +49 (0)2 51/4 92-27 10
Information in the Historic Town Hall
Prinzipalmarkt 10, 48143 Münster
Tue – Fri 10 am – 5 pm, Sat, Sun and holidays 10 am – 4 pm
Tel. +49 (0)2 51/4 92-27 24
We wish you a beautiful Christmas season and a nice time in Münster :-) The muenster.de-team!