The World's Most Liveable City
Münster in the limelight: The city has been awarded a great number of titles and prizes that reflect an outstanding quality of life.
Münster is Germany's cycling capital (for the 6th time 2015), number two of the most sustainable - at the same time the most prosperous - cities in Germany (2012), the one with the highest feel-good factor (2012). It has achieved the European Energy Award in gold (2012), has the coolest night club (2013), has the most efficient city administration, and excellent scientists - to name but a few examples.
The city attains best marks for its systematic development of city and region, the careful assimilation of historical heritage into city culture, and its effective promotion of environmental protection and environmental awareness. And it was repeatedly able to make a lasting impression because of its citizens, who actively participate in the city's development (European Green Capital Award: shortlisted 2009, Entente florale Europe: gold medal 2007).
Münster is authorised to call itself "The World's Most Liveable City". In 2004, it was the first German city to take first place at the International Awards for Liveable Communities (LivCom-Awards), organised by UNEP, the United Nations Environment Programme, and IFPRA, the International Federation of Parks and Recreation Administration.