As part of the Mün- ster Urban magazine team, we had a lot of fun selecting the topics for this magazine as the “Explore Münster editorial team”. We very much look for- ward to your person- al feedback on the magazine! p p i r T n a i n a J o t o h P a b i l o t o h P Münster will surprise you Dear readers, Visit us in Münster! Because that is the best way to get to know us, the more than 310,000 residents of Münster (or at least a few of them) and our city. In our “city of science and lifestyle” with over 60,000 students, you will experience an exciting mix. Where can you find a really good cappuccino? What are the shopping recommendations? Where is something “going on” in the evening? Where are there special photo spots? Where can I go jogging? We give you first-hand recommendations. And we even provide you with well-thought-out inspirations for “nice days, good nights”. Whether you are traveling through, planning a daytrip, have a weekend to spend, or even longer, you are welcome. And you will be surprised by Münster. Even if you have been here before! On the following pages, you will find many small impressions that will whet your appetite. We have put together genuine classics and unexpected tasters. Discover Münster! Browse, read, be inspired on an up-to-the- minute basis by our social media channels, and then: Visit us. We look forward to your interest and have prepared a brilliant com- petition for you (see box on the right). See you soon! Yours Explore Münster editorial team tourismus.muenster.de muenstermarketing exploremuenster exploremuenster Visit us online as well at tourismus.muenster.de or simply give us a call: Telephone +49 251 492-2726 P A G E 1 9 6 8 10 14 explore W E L C O M E Explore & Enjoy Münster explore G A S T R O N O M Y & E N J O Y M E N T Fancy a coffee? explore A R T & C U LT U R E Night at the Museum explore M A R K E T & M O O R E Our shopping paradise 18 explore I D E A S & I N F O R M AT I O N 20 explore H I S T O R Y & P R E S E N T City of peace – then and now P A G E 1 7 k c i l k r i a / M M o t o h P
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explore W E L C O M E They are everywhere: the small and large inspirations in our city. As an editorial team made up of genuine Münsterers, we have placed a whole lot of them in this magazine. Without a claim to completeness, of course. They are some of the recommendations from our heart. With niche character. We have selected these full of energy in order to give you a taste for your next visit. No doubt, the selection also includes unexpected discoveries for those who already know Münster. Enjoy! EXPLORE & ENJOY Münster n n a m r e v u H s u t r e b u H o t o F EXPLORE & ENJOY The highest of feelings: A restaurant and café on the eleventh and twelfth floor of Stadthaus I is 1648, opened only in 2019 – the entrance at Heinrich-Brüning-Straße 5 is somewhat hidden! Here, you can have breakfast, try cakes at the traditional confectionery “Grote- meyer,”or have lunch while enjoying breathtaking view. The opening times are Monday to Friday from 8 am till 6 pm. Occasionally, there are also special brunch offers on Satur- days or jazz concerts in the evenings. What we really love: This unique place in the heart of the city is an inclusive company with particularly lovable staff and a clear focus on regional products. 16-48.de TIP 1 6
Constantly in motion: That is our lively and growing city. Startups are being formed, research centres built, jobs created, mobility services adapt- ed, and, of course, there are always new ideas culturally and gastronom- ically as well. As a visitor and guest, too, it is worth following new paths and discovering exciting neighbour- hoods. What would the city centre be, for instance, without its side streets, small lanes, and hidden squares? How cool are the access and radial streets, such as Wolbecker Straße with its international food spots to- ward the east or Hammer Straße EXPLORE & ENJOY Münster is the bicycle capital! In case you do not have a bicycle yourself, many varieties of bikes are available for rent, for example in the bike station at the main railway station. TIP 2 explore W E L C O M E with the developed “Südviertelhood” toward Hiltrup? By bike or, if you are up for it, on foot, you can also easi- ly reach the slightly more remote fa- vorite spots and natural oases of the Münsterers. By the way: The mün- stercard – which can be acquired both offline and online (page 46) – is a practical “all-round happy” card that includes city tours, public trans- port, bicycle rental, travel by boat on Lake Aa, entry to museums, and much more. More information at muenstercard.de – what are you wait- ing for? / W R N s u m s i r u o T o t o h P n n a m r e d n o S h p l a R EXPLORE & ENJOY In the last few years, our city har- bour has developed into a popular area for eating out and socialising. On the north side, it borders with the urban Hansaviertel district, which is enlivened by young people in the evening. The south side has now also become very interesting. Here, the Hafenkäserei (in the image back- ground) is an exciting destination: The organic showcase cheese dairy and the catering establishments with a view onto the water have merged into a place for culinary enjoyment. TIP 3 n h o M s a m o h T o t o h P 7
explore CULTURE AND MUSEUMS EXPLORE & ENJOY Probably the smallest espresso bar in Münster was opened by Mehmet Saripinar at Drubbel 4 near the Lam- bertikirche (Church) at the end of 2019. His Flotte Bohne initially existed on a mobile Piaggio Ape; now, coffee lovers can enjoy his barista specialties daily, except on Sundays, in the mid- dle of the city. Mehmet focuses on quality and natural heartiness; he consciously connects people with his coffee – the small bar has already established itself as a meeting point. TIP 4 i k s w o r b m o D b o k a J o t o h P . m o c k c o t s . e b o d a o t o h P How about a coffee? Whether you want to drink an excellent barista coffee, enjoy some snacks, or treat yourself to the whole menu, Münster is a real “place to be” for connoisseurs. From the traditional Westphalian businesses whose slow food was already produced sustainably long before this expression even existed to interna- tional concepts that bring the variety of the world’s cuisines to Münster to young chefs worthy of Michelin stars and regional trend products. Do you like hearty plain fare? We have it. Or do you prefer fresh vegetarian or even vegan? We do it well! Gastronomy and culinary enjoyment are a massive topic here. 8 EXPLORE & ENJOY Do you love macaroons? At Monsieur Macarons at the Breul, the selection of these specialties is huge. And the best thing is: with macaroon baking courses, the trade knowledge is shared here. Right beside it on the Promenade: the airplane playground – a tree-shaded attraction for families. TIP 5
explore GASTRONOMY & CULINARY ENJOYMENT NICE DAYS, GOOD NIGHTS DR from € 345 ENJOYMENT EXTENDED 3 FOR 2 Münster love – sometimes, a weekend is not enough. A third night’s accommoda- tion: gifted! – 3-night stay incl. breakfast – City tour with the Münsterbus: Friday, Satur- day, Sunday, or daily from 1 April 2020 – Tour of the Aasee (Lake Aa): 4 April to 25 October 2020 – Willkommen-Ticket (Welcome Ticket)* – Individual hotel services Bookable only: Friday – Monday, SR possible More information: Tel. +49 251 492-27 26 or www.tourismus.muenster.de MAURITZHOF HOTEL **** In DR from € 519 1 bottle of water daily, WiFi MÖVENPICK HOTEL MÜNSTER * *** superior In DR from € 405 Twingle menu: 3-course menu incl. 1 bottle of house wine, welcome drink, sauna & fitness area on the hotel roof HOTEL CONTI *** superior In DR from € 378 3-course meal at Isegrim, sauna, welcome drink, WiFi HOTEL EUROPA *** superior In DR from € 379 3-course meal at Isegrim, sauna, welcome drink, WiFi HOTEL RESTAURANT ÜBERWASSERHOF *** superior In DR from € 345 1 bottle of water per room, WiFi n n a m r e v u H s u t r e b u H o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY Altes Gasthaus Leve – one of Münster’s classics. Regional cooking has taken place here since 1607. We love the hard oak tables, the valuable tiles, and, of course, the freshly drawn beers! TIP 6 EXPLORE & ENJOY Neapolitan pizza – baked in a dome-shaped wood stove! The legend- ary Mutti tomatoes and the indispensable Caputo flour come directly from Italy. The soft crust, called corni- cione, is unmistakable: at Il Pizzaiolo in Neubrückenstraße and on the Hansaring. TIP 7 * Free travel in Münster’s public transport. 9 9 l e g g u r K x a M o t o h P We understand connoisseurs who select their vaca- tion quarters around the world according to proximi- ty to really good coffee roasters. That is why we are very happy that Münster, too, has a whole range of partic- ularly recommendable places for coffee lovers. The Roestbars, for instance, have shaped German special- ty coffee culture for already more than 15 years. With a coffee roaster, five coffee houses, and even their own coffee schoo l for training baristas from through- out Germany, they set standards – last year, they were recognised for their work with the Wirt- schaftspreis der Stadt Münster (Business Award of the City of Münster). Many other coffee colleagues, such as the Kaffeegiesserei at the Hansaring, Herr Hase in the Kreuzviertel, Flotte Bohne at the Drubbel (see left), and Wolle und Moritz at the weekly market, prepare excellent coffee specialties. Hungry? How about a freshly caught fish in the iconic Fischbrathalle, which is as good as un- changed since 1926? It goes particularly well with a freshly drawn beer brewed in Münster by Pinkus Müller or by the young Kreuzviertel brewers of Finne. Would you like something unusual? Since last fall, demanding connoisseurs can be indulged in Cœur d’Artichaut at Alter Fischmarkt 11 a by the cooking skills of Hamburg’s youngest star cook, Fréderic Morel. Customers are lured by Breton cui- sine from regional ingredients with Creole spices – oh là là!
Night at the Museum Whether you prefer to experience art and culture more in passing, very specifically, in a well-planned manner, or prefer to make your selection in peace or surround- ed by others in search of inspiration, in Münster you have plenty of choice. Music events, museums and exhibitions, stage performances, and festivals attract many visitors every day, while the Münsterers themselves are also passionate enjoyers of culture, resulting in many meetings between residents and guests of our city. EXPLORE & ENJOY Dance in the museum foyer – one Friday in the month on the Junge Nacht (Young Night) at the LWL-Muse- um für Kunst und Kultur: Tours of the exhibition and collection, as well as DJ music, are offered until deep into the night at this very special place in the middle of the city; entry is free. The outstanding architecture of the foyer, with its courtyards and stair- cases, is always a good photo spot; however, it is also a purposely cre- ated walking axis between the Aegi- diimarkt and the Domplatz. Do not miss the inspiring, integrated book- store Walther König and the sensu- al video loop Münsteranerin by artist Pipilotti Rist, visible in the inner court- yard after it gets dark. TIP 8 10 e k c ü M l e a h c i M o t o h P
r e h c s i F d r a h n r e B / e c ffi O s s e r P r e t s n ü M o t o h P explore ART & CULTURE EXPLORE & ENJOY Gallery visits, also completely spontaneous! Münster surprises with a sophisticated scene – from the tradi- tional art dealer with a long history to the niche gallery with contemporary art. The gallery owners (here: Claus Stein- rötter from Galerie Steinrötter at Rothenburg 16, centre, with his wife Antje Vogel and entertainer Götz Alsmann) are pleased when you simply drop in! The Schauraum and the Nacht der Galerien und Museen (Night of Gal- leries and Museums) on the first week- end in September are always a highlight as well. For three days and nights, muse- ums and galleries, art lounges, livemusic and illuminations invite you to indulge in cultural enjoyment. More information at schauraum-muenster.de TIP 10 e t a v i r p o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY The Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster is celebrating its 20th birthday in 2020, with many exhibi- tions and initiatives. Tip: This image of the artist can be seen when viewing the muse- um from a bird’s eye perspective. Wow! TIP 9 A multifaceted museum quarter has come into be- ing right by the Domplatz and in direct proximity to the Prinzipalmarkt and the shopping centre. The core of the museum quarter is the LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur, whose new building, opened six years ago, is worth seeing and experiencing in it- self with its architecture of the courtyards. Just be- side it are the attractions of the Westfälischer Kun- stverein and the Galerie der Gegenwart (Gallery of the Present), the Archäologisches Museum (Ar- chaeological Museum), and the Bibelmuseum (Bi- ble Museum, both reopened in December 2019 after renovation). Very nearby is the Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster in Königsstraße. It is celebrat- ing its 20th birthday this year, including with the major exhibition “Picasso/Miro – Eine Künstler- freundschaft” (Picasso/Miró – An Artists’ Friend- ship) from mid-September. Also visit the Naturkun- demuseum (Natural History Museum), the Mühlen- hof Freilichtmuseum (Mühlenhof Open-Air Museum), and the Pferdemuseum (Horse Museum) at the All- wetterzoo (All-Weather Zoo, all near Lake Aa), the Museum für Lackkunst (Museum of Lacquer Art), with a globally unique collection of lacquer art, the Kunsthalle Münster (Münster Art Gallery) at the har- 11
explore ART & CULTURE bour, and, of course, the Stadtmuseum (City Muse- um), which offers a compact, exciting overview of the city’s history and offers many “hands-on” exhibits. You will find an overview with many links here: museen-in-muenster.de With the Sculpture Projects, an international, public art exhibition that has taken place every ten years since 1977, Münster regularly experiences a true culture boost. Even though the works are cre- ated on a temporary basis, many exhibits have been purchased gradually and now permanently enrich the city’s image or have even become symbols and items of recognition value for Münster (such as the Aaseekugeln, the Giant Pool Balls by Claes Oldenburg at Lake Aa). The more hidden secret tips include, EXPLORE & ENJOY As always on the first weekend in Sep- tember, Münster city centre will again become a special Schauraum (dis- play space) for three days, with art, culture, and enjoyment in many plac- es in the city centre. Individual sites and paths in the city will be staged in an unusual manner and will invite you to linger and observe. TIP 11 for instance, the Study Garden in the museum quar- ter described above. Located in a freely accessible site behind the Bible Museum, suites were created by Siah Armajani in an idyllic spot in the middle of the city for the 1987 Sculpture Projects. They offer a re- search opportunity outdoors. Also recommended for a break from your cultural stroll! Münster also has a lot to offer when it comes to theatre. For example, there is the multidivisional house Theater Münster (Münster Theatre) with im- pressive post-War architecture and an iconic lights ceiling. Information on the schedule at theater-muen- ster.com. Here, you can also discover the preserved piece of wall of the old theatre – always freely ac- cessible – up the steps in the inner courtyard! The Wolfgang-Borchert-Theater, located in the styl- ish city harbour that is lined with places to eat and drink, is also popular. You will find the Boulevard- Theater (Boulevard Theatre) centrally located in the Königspassage. There is also the multiple-award-win- ning Theater im Pumpenhaus with its international guest ensembles and stagings. It is one of the very first independent theatre houses in Germany. Here and at various other venues, you will also find local groups of artists such as the Freie Musical Ensemble, l h c a b e k n U e n a i l u J / e c ffi O s s e r P r e t s n ü M o t o h P
r e f u N s a m o h T o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY Docklands: Now in its eleventh year, this festival attracts ens of thousands of electronic music fans to Münster (2020 on Saturday, 13 June). The site behind the Messe- und Congress Centrum Halle Münster- land (Conference Centre) then transforms into a surging and colourful crowd. Pure life energy! docklands-festival.de TIP 12 EXPLORE & ENJOY Grünflächenunter- haltung: When the Promenade is filled with music on Saturday, 6 and 20 June 2020, from 3 pm, this is joy for the listeners but also a gift to nature itself thanks to a series of open-air concerts performed by the res- idents for their green spaces. TIP 13 s u ä h t t a M d i v a D / d n a l k c o D o t o h P the Theater Titanick, as well as Cactus Junges Theater, which provide for outstanding experiences outside of the mainstream. Of course, Münster is also a music city – offer- ing great variety in this area as well. For instance, ev- ery two years in January, the International Jazz Festi- val takes place in Münster, the largest recurring mu- sic event in our city and an outstanding festival of the global jazz landscape. 2019 saw the birthdays of three musical institutions: The Münster Symphony Orchestra, the Westphalian School of Music, and Münster University of Music all became 100 years old – giving rise to large celebrations. This spirit re- mains, as Münster loves music, partly thanks to an extremely exciting independent scene of a wide vari- ety of genres. Discover here your favorite sound, ex- citing ensembles, and thrilling events. 13 explore ART & CULTURE NICE DAYS, GOOD NIGHTS DR for 206 OLD TOWN COMPACT Relax and enjoy Münster’s variety: nature, culture, and enjoyment – in one go! – 2-night stay incl. breakfast – Rental bicycle for 1 day or drink – Public old town tour at 11 am (in German) – Visit to the City Museum – Willkommen-Ticket (Welcome Ticket)* – Individual hotel services Friday – Sunday; also bookable during the week and in SR on request More information: Tel. +49 251 492-27 26 or www.tourismus.muenster.de HOTEL KAISERHOF **** superior In DR from € 368 1 dinner at the hotel, rental bicycle 1 day, 1 bottle of water in the room, free entry to the wellness area PARKHOTEL HOHENFELD **** In DR from € 263 1 dinner at the hotel, rental bicycle 1 day, hotel’s own swimming pool TRYP HOTEL**** In DR from € 206 Rental bicycle 1 day, free use of the sauna HOTEL CONTI *** superior In DR from € 326 3-course meal at Isegrim, sauna, welcome drink, sparkling wine in the room HOTEL EUROPA *** superior In DR from € 326 3-course meal at Isegrim, sauna, welcome drink, sparkling wine in the room STADTHOTEL MÜNSTER *** superior In DR from € 297 Rental bicycle 1 day, mineral water in the room upon arrival HOTEL INTERNATIONAL am Theater *** In DR from € 240 1 sparkling wine, water in the room FACTORY HOTEL Design Hotel In DR from € 384.20 Welcome drink FLOWERS * In DR from € 258 Welcome drink * Free travel in Münster’s public transport.
n n a m r e v u H . H o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY Ronja and Sebastian Bussmeyer are Germany’s first fish somme- lier couple – they provide for fish expertise, a huge selection, as well as for a good mood around their market cart. The young entrepre- neurs are familiar with awards: In 2019, they won the sought after Seafood Star of trade jour- nal Fischmagazin. Their product range stands for quality and fresh- ness. Additionally, Sebastian is the spokesman of the Association of Market Vendors. TIP 14 Our Shopping Paradise e g n o R o i r a D o t o h P A lively city centre – “role model character” is attributed to Münster when it comes to inspiring shopping experiences. Long-established specialised trade businesses, often family and owner-managed, with high standards when it comes to services and advice, alternate with exciting concept stores and unusual niche concepts in the neighbour- hoods connected to each other within walking distance. And then there is the weekly market! It is the local hero of trade in our city, a lively meeting point every Wednesday and Saturday. With 150 stands, the favorite place for dealers and those who enjoy cooking in their leisure time, connoisseurs, and strollers is one of the largest connected (as well as one of the most colourful) markets of its kind in Germany. Immerse yourself! 14
The mainly regional and seasonal product range at the weekly market in the shadow of the mighty St.-Paulus-Dom (Cathedral) is complemented by exotics and extras – from socks to salt licorice. At lunchtime, there is the lure of currywurst and fried fish as well as various delicacies, from artistically stacked burgers to delicious-smelling potato pan- cakes to hearty Mettbrötchen (pork tartare on a bread roll). Visitors chat at the coffee stalls and long wait- ing lines often form – which does not seem to both- er anyone. Visitors want to spend time at the mar- ket and the communication among those waiting in line is part of it. The sea of flowers, the herb stalls, fish, meat, veg- etables, and fruit – a visit to the market on the Dom- platz is an absolute pleasure for the senses. And the high-quality goods also attract the city’s profession- al chefs: They are often seen with pushcarts and leav- ing their dealers, heavily loaded – a few hours later, hungry souls can enjoy the dishes prepared from the Change of perspective: Whether you are out and about at the Prinzipalmarkt, in Ludgeri- straße or Salzstraße, around the Drubbel, in the Alter Fischmarkt area, in the Kiepenkerlviertel, in Bogen straße and Spiekerhof, on the Rothenburg, in the arcades, at the Verspoel, or in Stubengas- senplatz: Look carefully and also round the corner! Because even the smaller throughways, courts, and somewhat more hidden spots are full of exciting concepts. TIP 15 explore M A R K E T & M O R E NICE DAYS, GOOD NIGHTS DR from 264 € MARKET VISIT Münster’s weekly market is simply iconic. Enjoyment for all the senses – a sustainable experience! – 2-night stay incl. breakfast – Culinary city tour at the weekly market incl. small samples on Saturday at 10 am (in German) – Willkommen-Ticket (Welcome Ticket)* – Individual hotel services Friday – Sunday and bookable in SR. In September & October also bookable Tuesday – Thursday More information: Tel. +49 251 492-27 26 or www.tourismus.muenster.de LANDHAUS EGGERT **** superior In DR from € 476 2 x 3-course meal, 1 glass of rosé at Sylt am Bült, use of sauna & steam bath HOTEL CONTI*** superior In DR from € 326 3-course meal at Isegrim, sauna, welcome drink, 1 glass of honey from the region HOTEL EUROPA*** superior In DR from € 326 3-course meal at Isegrim, sauna, welcome drink, 1 glass of honey from the region HOTEL IBIS *** In DR from € 320 1 bottle of Münster chocolate liqueur HOTEL MARTINIHOF * In DR from € 264 Prünte's Feinkost Pumpernickel, coffee, tea, & water free of charge in the lobby e d o t o h p - z n h i . o t o h P * Free travel in Münster’s public transport. 15
explore M A R K E T & M O R E ff o h t i e H a t t i r B o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY Everything is a bit more colourful at Luftschloß. Take time for the unusual store on the Rothenburg. With a bit of luck, a customer will sit at the piano and exhilarate your inspiration tour! TIP 16 EXPLORE & ENJOY At the traditional Hansemahl on Saturday, 9 May, the merchants and gastronomers of the city cen- tre not only roll out a long, red carpet for the visitors – they also personally put on aprons and serve the Münsterers and their guests in the middle of the Prinzi- palmarkt with freshly drawn beer and hearty cutlets. Young and old meet at the long Hanse- Tafel and music exhilarates the setting TIP 17 delicacies acquired at one of the many tables in the restaurants of the city centre. It does not get fresher or more transparent than that! We find it brilliant that dealers and customer work together here on even more sustainable shop- ping: Many visitors bring their own linen bags and baskets with them, while at some stands shoppers can purchase products and put them right into tins they have brought with them. Thus, the crackling plastic bags, which have now become superfluous, gradually disappear in favor of packaging-free alter- natives. Also very well-received is the dealer com- munity’s mobile stall for shopping bags, which al- lows visitors to store their already purchased goods (also chilled, if necessary) so that can continue to go through the market or the city unburdened. Every- thing has been thought of! You can find more de- tailed information at wochenmarkt-muenster.de Münster is a Hanseatic city and has always been an important trading city – which is also lived by the businesspeople of the current generations. They have joined forces by means of the “Initiative Starke In- nenstadt” (strong city centre) with gastronomers, service providers, and real estate owners and by means of creative neighbourhood communities in order to plan campaigns together and to preserve and develop Münster as a shopping city with its unique character. This collaboration allows special partner- ships for the benefit of the people of Münster and their guests and ensures that there is actually always something going on here and that the city centre is characterised by colourful life. Here they still exist, the specialised businesses operated with heart and hand. Herlitzius in Bogen- straße, for instance, has been the cutler here since 1881 – and today it still has its own master mechanic for cutting tools, who grinds the blades of the kitch- en treasures professionally, thus ensuring long lifes- pan and natural sustainabili ty. Germany’s oldest con- tinuously family-run jeweler’s shop? It is in Münster! Juwelier J.C. Osthues in Prinzipalmarkt shines with haute joaillerie and precious stone qualities, which regularly lure experts from throughout Germany to Münster. A few steps further on the Rothenburg – a motley Mickey Mouse Museum in what is proba- 16
explore M A R K E T & M O R E NICE DAYS, GOOD NIGHTS DR from 268 € i g n e o K s a a l C M M / o t o h P ADVENT i w e V r e t s n ü M M M / o t o h P ff o h t i e H a t t i r B o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY The arcades are a shop- ping passage over sever- al stories. In the middle of it is Holsteins Bras- serie, with self-produced delicacies and treats straight from the producer. TIP 19 bly the craziest shop in the whole city: At Luftschloss on Rothenburg, you will find curiosities, hand-made items from the Luftschlosserei workshop, buttons like from former times, and gifts that are sometimes nos- talgic, sometimes funny, and always lovable. Three examples, one city centre! And many of the dealers provide for incentives by incorporating their prod- ucts into initiatives. For instance, at Kösters Wohnkul- tur, there is nearly always something happening in the modern showkitchen with a view of the Lam- bertikirche (Church): Cooking, stirring, and tast- ing takes place. Individuality and approachability play a major role in Münster’s commercial landscape. Hence, here it is not like in any other city centre; here, personal enthusiasm and imagination are at work. 23 November to 23 December An atmospheric winter fairytale with five enchanting Christmas markets. – 2-night stay incl. breakfast – Advent surprise at the hotel – Mulled wine at the Christmas market – Public old town tour at 11 am (in German) – Willkommen-Ticket (Welcome Ticket)* – Individual hotel services Friday-Sunday; also bookable during the week and in SR on request More information: Tel. +49 251 492-27 26 or www.tourismus.muenster.de LANDHAUS EGGERT **** superior In DR from € 476 2 x 3-course meal, 1 glass of rosé sparkling wine at the Sylt am Bült, use of sauna & steam bath MÖVENPICK HOTEL MÜNSTER **** superior In DR from € 378 Advent buffet (excludes drinks), welcome drink, sauna & fitness area on the roof of the hotel HOTEL CONTI *** superior In DR from € 378 3-course meal at Isegrim, sauna, welcome drink, WiFi HOTEL EUROPA *** superior In DR from € 378 3-course meal at Isegrim, sauna, welcome drink, WiFi HOTEL MARTINIHOF ** In DR from € 268 Sparkling wine in the room, coffee, tea, & water free of charge in the lobby EXPLORE & ENJOY * Free travel in Münster’s public transport. Enjoying Kleimanns good mulled wine with a group of friends under the big fir tree with a view over the Prinzipalmarkt decorated ahead of Christmas: a ritual that many Münsterers highly appreciate … TIP 20 17 k c i l k r i a / M M o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY Those who rub the balls in his hand will find it easier to keep their money to- gether (whether that will really work when it comes to shopping in Münster is an- other matter). This, at any rate, is what is traditionally said about the statue of St Nicholas by Münster artist Rudolf Breilmann, which can be found at the corner of Bogenstraße/Horsteberg. Many Münster residents touch the copper statue dai- ly when they pass by. Will you do so soon as well? TIP 18
explore I D E A S & I N F O R M AT I O N TIP 21 A selfie or group photo on the Prinzipalmarkt with the Lamberti- kirche (Church) in the background is a classic at all times of year, with high remembrance and recognition value. Feel free to ask one of us Münsterers to press the release for you – we will gladly oblige! t a v i r p o t o h P r e s u a l K a k i l e g n A / r e t s n ü M t m a e s s e r P o t o h P TIP 22 Do you “need the loo”? Since 2007, this need has been a delight in the public toilets in the Domplatz. As part of the sculpture projects, conceptual artist Hans-Peter Feldmann redesigned the “fa- cilities” for men and women: with chandeliers, coloured tiles, modern bathroom ceramics, pictures, and a spick and span hygiene service as part of the permanent staging. 23 Korn & Knierfte Would you like to make a culinary stop with your children? At Korn & Knierfte in Windhorststraße, you will find snacks such as quiche and cake, tarts and sandwiches. In addition, the Münster-based fam- ily business Krimphove has also set up a brilliant play area here for the kids – and the Maxi-Sand, a large sandbox in Harsewinkelplatz, equipped with toys, hammock chairs, and benches, is just around the corner. The ex- cellent baking tradition of the Krim- phove family goes back to 1860 – the company has been passed on from son to son for five generations. The Krimphoves also support many sporting and social projects in the city. We find that awesome! 18 . m o c k c o t s . e b o d a o t o h P
explore I D E A S & I N F O R M AT I O N Enjoy your personal happy sound! At Jallal D’or at the weekly market, selected dried fruits and nuts are available as loose goods or even packed as mixtures such as “Professorenfutter”, “Friedensgold” and “Inspirationsfutter”. As a thank- you upon each purchase, customers receive a “happy sound” from Jalalledin Eshagi and his team. The brass clocks for this lovely extra service were cast in Iran and stand for the motto “seduction of all the senses”. In addition to the product, their sound is to give the visitors happiness and peace and to inspire them to take a moment forgrateful contemplation. 28 TIP 24 TIP 25 “Taste” our city! In the “Taste the Town” tours, the focus is on culinary enjoyment. In small groups, you are led from gastro spot to gastro spot by Maren Kamp- mann and her expert city guides and supplied with small delicacies a delicious samples: genuine secret tips and hosts you would likely not find yourself. More information at tastethetown.de TIP 26 n e g r e b n e W i - r e l l ü M a h t i w s o R / M M o t o h P When passersby suddenly stop on Rothenburg at the level of building 37 shortly before 12, 4, 5, and 6 pm and look at the opposite side of the street, they are probably waiting for the glockenspiel with figures on the pretty Weltzeituhr (World Time Clock) on Nonhoff House. The landmarked beauty on the building Rothenburg 12/13 has been “on duty for the last 70 years. Rococo – if you are lucky, you will come across a radiant bridal couple at the Clemenskirche (Church). Or if you arrive at a quiet time, you can take a look at one of the most important Baroque church buildings in the north of Germany. We particularly like the ceiling paintings and stucco elements in the interior. The church is close to the shopping centres like a small pearl in its tiny park – the impressive Erbdrosten- hof is very nearby. Drink Liba! For the last few years, Münster has had its own lemonade. The chief attraction: Each of the now six varieties has a small taste twist. The cola tastes extra fresh thanks to a hint of lime, while the orange lemonade receives its kick thanks to basil – and so on. Many gastronomers also serve these Münster refreshments, which are also visually very cool, in line with the motto: Support your locals. We like it! TIP 27 19 a b i l o t o h P g r e b n e p p a K e t t i g i r B / M M o t o h P
- s n ü M m u e s u m t d a t S o t o h P i r e m e R s a e r d n A / r e t EXPLORE & ENJOY The Stadtmuseum (City Muse- um) shows the history of the city of Münster with display collec- tions, models, special exhibitions, events, and course offers. It has been located in Salzstraße, a his- toric and lively trading street, for 30 years. A place of history and in- spiration! Exciting for children: the small corner shop Laden Henke from 1911, integrated – originally preserved – into the museum. More information: stadt-muenster.de/museum/ TIP 30 Yes, our “young city” is also a city with history. And it is unmissable on a wander through the city centre and easy to dis- cover, also in “bits” if you want. You do not have to be a historian to gain an idea of Münster’s exciting past. And since many of the striking places of our city history are in the middle of the city centre, they are also outstanding as stops integrated pleasantly into a stroll. City of Peace – then and now EXPLORE & ENJOY Listen to the tower keeper! In the tower room of St. Lamber- ti (Church) on the Prinzipalmarkt, tower keepers are traditionally on duty – the first recorded men- tion of them being from 1383. For the last five years, Martje Saljé has worked here as the first female tower keeper. Every evening (ex- cept Tuesdays), she keeps a look- out for fires from a height of 75 metres. Between 9 pm and mid- night, the tooting of her tower keeper horn sounds every half hour in three cardinal directions. If you are lucky, you will see the friendly Martje wave down from high above. Martje also has an exciting tower keeper blog, which can be found at tuermerinvonmuenster.de TIP 29 r e s u a l K a k i l e g n A / r e t s n ü M t m a e s s e r P o t o h P
explore H I S T O R Y & P R E S E N T h c s t i l r i W r a m t e D M M / i o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY The Astronomical Clock in the cathe- dral is a very special adornment. At 12 noon on the dot, the three Magi can be seen honoring Mary and Jesus, with the sound of the clock resounding through the cathedral. Since the 16th century, the masterpiece – from both a technical and an artistic pers- pective – has enthralled its observers. The Astronomical Clock can be found in the am bulatory on the southern side. Signs of the zodiac, houses, a figure, planet boards – there is much to discover! TIP 32 . e d o t o h p - z n h i o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY Tolerance through Dialogue The steel sculpture by Basque artist Eduardo Chilida is positioned in a promi- nent place in the inner courtyard of the Town Hall. The work with the title “Tolerance through Dialogue” refers to the negotia- tions for the Peace of Westphalia and creates a creative bridge to the Friedenssaal (Hall of Peace). Using the benches in the public area as a meeting point and for dialogue is expressly desired. TIP 31 Church towers as far as the eye can see. Historic buildings, the cathedral, the Residence, the Peace of Westphalia, the reconstruction: Where are we to be- gin when it comes to Münster’s history? Perhaps we are best to begin where it is carrying us into the fu- ture. With everything that constitutes Münster as a city of peace. For instance, our city, together with Osnabrück, received an important recognition about five years ago for the “Town Hall of the Peace of West- phalia”. It was awarded the European cultural heri- tage seal, which is to promote knowledge of Europe- an history and transmit the values of Europe. Mün- ster was, Münster is, and Münster remains a city of peace and is actively committed to tolerance and di- alogue. This is important to us as Münsterers and we live it. Every day. We know that just as important as our history it- self is telling it in a lively manner. Therefore, you can book many different types of city tours. Walk through Münster in the evening with the “night watchman” or have a Münster expert in the role of poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff explain to you her view of details and niches. We have many ideas for bringing the “old Münster” to life – let yourself be surprised! 21
DIOCESAN LIBRARY 7 6 1 DOMPLATZ 2 ROTHENBURG 5 ST. LAMBERTI KRAMERAMTSHAUS CITY LIBRARY 4 3 STADTWEINHAUS ERBDROSTENHOF DOMINIKANERKIRCHE (CHURCH) CITYWALK Around the old town A walk around the cathedral: his- tory, culture, and shopping fun included. Enjoy the short walk with added value! We start at 1 St.-Paulus-Dom (Cathe- dral). This building, constructed largely from Baumberg sandstone, designed in late Romanesque ar- chitecture with Gothic annexes, is full of treasures and surprises. Ad- ditionally, Münster’s Weekly Mar- ket takes place on the Domplatz every Saturday and Wednesday. Directly opposite, the 2 LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur was reopened a few years ago after renovation. During the opening times, cross the museum foyer – expressly planned as a pas- sageway – from the Domplatz to the Rothenburg. We continue from here: up the Rothenburg toward Prinzi- palmarkt. Look out for the small, often owner-managed shops and catering businesses – specialist businesses and family enterpris- es run with passion. At the cor- ner of Rothenburg/Königsstraße, you will also find the “Münster Arkaden” – a large shopping pas- sage with catering establishments. What would Münster be without the 3 historic Rathaus (town hall) and the 4 Prinzipal- markt – here is where the heart of the Hanseatic city beats. The Mün- ster merchants rebuilt the hous- es and gables after their destruc- tion in the Second World War. To- day, people shop and stroll here; guests of the city are received and Westphalian delicacies are en- joyed in the outdoor catering es- tablishments. Also: The Prinzipal- markt is likely the most popular photo spot in the city. The Historic Town Hall is lo- cated in the middle of the Prinzi- palmarkt. The Friedenssaal (Hall of Peace), location of the Peace of Westphalia of 1648, the sign- ing of which in Münster and Os- nabrück ended the Thirty Years’ War, is worth visiting. From here you have a perfect view of 5 St. Lamberti. The late Gothic church is a striking point 22 on our tour. The three iron cages in which the corpses of the Ana- baptists were placed for display in the 16th century are attached to the tower. Above this is the work- place of the tower keeper. The tour continues behind St. Lamberti, where the street with the Drubbel, the Roggenmarkt, Bogenstraße and the Spiekerhof virtually surrounds the Domplatz with many small specialist shops and traditional pubs. Without a doubt, one of the key attractions is the 6 Kiepenkerl-Memorial, the landmark of the Münsterland. Before ending our tour again at the cathedral, we should take a look at the 7 Liebfrauen-Überwas- ser-Kirche (Church). It derives its name – which translates as “church over the water” – from its location: by crossing over the “Aa” river, we go back “over the water” to the starting point of our tour, St.-Pau- lus-Dom (Cathedral) and its Dom- platz.
1 explore WA L K & S E E explore K U L T U R U N D M U S E E N e s n a r B s a m o h T / M M o t o h P 3 h c i r e m m E f l a R / M M o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY The Münster Historic Town Hall was distinguished by the European Com- mission as a “Place of Westphalian Peace” with the European cultural heritage seal. A visit to the Friedenssaal (Hall of Peace) is definitely worth it – pencil it in! TIP 33 6 i n n a m h e L t i g r i B / M M o t o h P St. Lamberti at the Prinzipalmarkt: Watch out for the tower keeper blowing her horn daily except Tues- days every half hour between 9 pm and midnight! The LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur seen from the Aegidiimarkt side. The forecourt with the café and the steps is a nice spot to stop for a break. The Kiepenkerl- Monument reminds viewers of the itinerant merchants in the Münsterland region, who sold their goods from the pannier they carried on their backs. St.-Paulus-Dom (Cathedral) has outstanding signifi- cance for the diocese and is a point of attraction for believ- ers and tourists. 4 k c i l k - r i a / M M o t o h P 2 i k s o R a t t i r B / M M o t o h P
explore E C O & F A I R Naturally sustainable! We Münsterers are close to nature, humane, and cosmopolitan – this is also felt by guests in the city. We do a great deal for livable coexistence and a sustainable way of life. And we find this completely normal, as we always have. Not for no reason is the very first organic brewery, Pinkus Müller, at home in Münster and it is also no surprise that, as early as 1973, one of the first three organic stores anywhere in Germany was founded in Münster – leading to today’s Superbiomarkt AG with over 600 employees. EXPLORE & ENJOY Buying unpacked? Completely normal in Münster. At the weekly market on the Domplatz, you can take your supply and picnic tins with you at many of the stalls. We also find the version with the preserving jars very nice. These are available to use at the olive stand. They can be used for supper or a party buffet and can then be reused again and again. Many dealers in the city centre have also developed exciting sustainability con- cepts, do without packaging and un- necessary bags, offer refill stations, and use eco-power. Exemplary! TIP 34 n n a m r e v u H s u t r e b u H o t o h P 24
EXPLORE & ENJOY Vegetable variety, dips, hummus, falafel – vegetarian and delicious, fill- ing yet light! This is the concept of Gustav Grün, founded in Münster and now also successful in Berlin. Order the Feuerwehrmann (“fireman”) or the Langzeitstudent (“long-term student”) at the locations in Wolbeck- er Straße and Wilhelmstraße, choose between a roll and a box, and enjoy 98 percent vegan delicacies such as chili hummus, maracuja lentil salad, and avocado sesame sauce. TIP 35 n i l i p o T o n e K o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY With muscular strength, the Leezen Heroes tramp you through the land- scape on individual city tours with rickshaws: over the Promenade, along the old city walls – past his- toric structures, the riv- er Aa, the Fürstbischöfli- ches Schloss (Prince Bish- op’s Residence) with its Baroque design, and the through the Residence gardens, to Lake Aa, or into the Rieselfelder, the bird sanctuary in the north of the city. More information at leezenheroes.de TIP 36 The fact that a more conscious form of consumption and healthy nutri- tion, also with a view to the sustain- ability of food, are viewed particular- ly well here and that fair conditions in the production of raw materials for our clothes and other things we need every day are popular in Mün- ster is due to the people who live here. And to the guests who come here! In 2019, our city even won sec- ond place in the nationwide compe- tition Hauptstadt des Fairen Handels (Capital of Fair Trade). However, the urban community, the offices of the city of Münster, and the dealers are not resting on this. The sustainability concept is constantly being expanded and new ideas implemented. In cafés such as Arte Bio in Hörsterstraße, the Drei:klang Café in Wolbecker Straße, and Café Fam in Frauenstraße, region- al and seasonal ingredients are used. Even traditional restaurants such as the Großer Kiepenkerl are increasing- ly offering vegetarian or even vegan dishes, while shops such as Natürlich unverpackt and Einzelhandel zum Wohlfüllen are highly frequented un- packed stores. The Fairteilbar has a very special concept – here, rescued and still enjoyable food that other- wise would have ended up in the gar- bage or rotted in fields and on trees is offered or enjoyed in processed form in the associated bistro. In ad- dition to the regular Promenade flea markets, where a wide variety of things change owners for further use, there are also exciing second- hand stores in Münster with the same effect. 25 explore Ö K O & F A I R ß o V n a i r o l F o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY By the way: It is also possible to act in a sustainable and fair manner in the area of living decorations. For Antje Kleine- Berkebusch from Das Schönwerk in Warendorfer Straße, this means paying consistent attention to the factors of sustainability, fair trade, social respon- sibility, and regionality when selecting products. Nice in two respects. TIP 37 l e g g u r K x a M o t o h P
DR from 370 € NICE DAYS, GOOD NIGHTS TATORT GROUPS (Minimum 6 people) First on the trail of the TV detective dramas, then being a detective oneself in the detec- tive drama menu – exciting! – 2-night stay incl. breakfast – City tour (in German) – 4-course meal with “detective drama quiz” to be done on your own (excludes drinks) – City tour Wilsberg, or Tatort or Den Tätern auf der Spur or Krimistadt Münster – Willkommen-Ticket (Welcome Ticket)* – Individual hotel services Friday – Sunday; bookable also in SR More information: Tel. +49 251 492-27 26 or www.tourismus.muenster.de MAURITZHOF HOTEL **** In DR from € 459 1 bottle of water daily, WiFi HOTEL AM SCHLOSSPARK *** superior In DR from € 370 Parking lot HOTEL CONTI *** superior In DR from € 378 3-course meal at Isegrim, sauna, welcome drink, WiFi HOTEL EUROPA *** superior In DR from € 378 3-course meal at Isegrim, sauna, welcome drink, sparkling wine in the room * Free travel in Münster’s public transport. r e h t n ü G S M o t o h P Exciting! We are the “ Detective Drama City” Prinzipalmarkt, weekly market, Aasee (Lake Aa), Promenade – hardly any of the typical places in Münster have not become a place of crime in the last few years. Only strictly by the script, of course! Because since Münster-based Tatort and detective series Wilsberg became German TV enter- tainment hits, Münster has been a detective drama city through and through. EXPLORE & ENJOY In the Krimidinner (detective drama dinner) on Münster’s party ship, the MS Günther, you sail cosily across the Dort- mund-Ems Channel and, strengthened by a deli- cious meal and refresh- ing drinks, solve a crim- inal case, written and moderated by Sonja Schrapp, in an interac- tive puzzle game under the theme “crime scene canal”. Here, you can demonstrate how much detective talent you have yourself! Informa- tion at ms-guenther/ krimidinner TIP 38 26 l h c a b e k n U e n a i l u J / M M s o t o h P
explore TAT O R T, W I L S B E R G & C O NICE DAYS, GOOD NIGHTS DR from 253 € TATORT INDIVIDUELL Tatort & Wilsberg: the places of the detective dramas! – 2-night stay incl. breakfast – 1.5 h public detective drama tour: Saturday 4 pm or Saturday & Sunday 3 pm (in German) – Willkommen-Ticket (Welcome Ticket)* – Individual hotel services Friday – Sunday; bookable also in SR More information: Tel. +49 251 492-27 26 or www.tourismus.muenster.de HOF ZUR LINDE **** superior In DR from € 308 Bicycle rental according to availability, 1 bottle of water in the room LANDHAUS EGGERT **** superior In DR from € 476 2 x 3-course meal, 1 glass of rosé sparkling wine at the Sylt am Bült, use of sauna & steam bath MÖVENPICK HOTEL MÜNSTER **** superior In DR from € 364 Twingle menu: 3-course meal incl. 1 bottle fitness area on the roof of the hotel PARKHOTEL HOHENFELD **** In DR from € 253 1 evening meal at the hotel, hotel’s own swimming pool HOTEL SCHLOSS WILKINGHEGE **** In DR from 298 € 1 bottle of water, parking space, WiFi HOTEL CONTI *** superior In DR from € 326 3-course meal at Isegrim, sauna, welcome drink, WiFi HOTEL EUROPA *** superior In DR from € 326 3-course meal at Isegrim, sauna, welcome drink, sparkling wine in the room STADTHOTEL MÜNSTER *** superior In DR from € 279 Mineral water in the room upon arrival HOTEL IBIS *** In the DR from 308 € 1 bottle of Münster chocolate liqueur t HOTEL MARTINIHOF * * In DR from 259 € Rental bike, coffee, tea, & water free of charge in the lobby o t o h P m a e s s e r P / r e h c s l ö H s a m o h T o t o h P e d . r e t s n ü M s e l l A EXPLORE & ENJOY On Sunday, September 6th, it will be time again: In the Promi-Kell- nern (celebrity table-waiting) on the terraces of Lake Aa, Leon- hard Lansink, aka Georg Wilsberg, together with other well-known people (here: mayor Markus Lewe), will pick up an apron and a tray in order to serve the Münster- ers and their guests. An entertain- ing accompanying program with music and special acts ensures an enjoyable Sunday afternoon in aid of cancer advisory agency Krebsberatung Münster. TIP 39 i h c s u B m h c a o J / r e t s n ü M t m a e s s e r P o t o h P The filming teams around the detectives of the local detective drama series with Germany-wide popular- ity have already declared Münster to be their second home and are in the city repeatedly during the year – the typical filming locations already have cult status. For 25 years, book antiquarian Georg Wilsberg (aka actor Leonhard Lansink) has been a detective for the ZDF series Wilsberg – more than 65 episodes have already been broadcast. Incidentally, private detec- tive Wilsberg’s second-hand bookstore on the street corner in Münster’s Kuhviertel in the shadow of the “Überwasserkirche” (the “over-the-water church”) is also a second-hand bookstore in real Münster life, in which old books really do change owners. Tatort stars Prof. Karl-Friedrich Boerne (aka Jan Josef Liefers) and Frank Thiel (played by Axel Prahl) achieve record ratings when they play their roles in the episodes of the show that are set in Münster. For 18 years, they have regularly been on site in Münster; more than 30 Münster Tatort episodes have already captivated viewers in record numbers – often with ratings of over twelve million viewers. Many of the filming locations and spots repeat- edly shown in the TV series have developed into stops for themed city tours. The detective drama legends and their houses, streets, and paths acquire cult char- acter – more and more so after each initial broadcast. More information at stadt-muenster.de/tourismus/ tatort-wilsberg-co 27 * Free travel in Münster’s public transport.
explore I D E A S & I N F O R M AT I O N 40 The Trafostation, between the city centre and the Kreuzviertel, is a place of welcoming: a meeting point purposely for all people. As a cultural centre and a platform for meeting, connecting, and dialogue, intercultural barriers are lowered here, including for refugees. By the way: The oriental manakish, which Syrian Humam bakes in the food truck in the Trafo- hof, are simply splendid. H b m G r e t s n ü M n o i t a t s o f a r T o t o h P Exercise in the winter? How about a round of ice skating on the ice at the Germania Campus? Here you can glide around on blades under romantic lighting. The location between the catering businesses and the charm of the ruins of the former brewery gives rise to a special atmosphere, topped only by quietly trickling snowflakes. TIP 41 Tollkötters Hausbrot is a popu- lar souvenir – the rye mixture sour- dough bread with the thick, crispy crust enjoys cult character among fans around the world – for instance, the German em- bassy in Paris had this bread delivered specially for receptions. TIP 42 b i s a t h o M l A n a s s a H o t o h P p o o r D a z n a t s n o C n o i t a r t s u l l I Do you know the small stuf- fed rabbit Felix, who, as a children’s book figure drawn by Constanza Droop, has won the hearts of a whole generation of children? The Felix books have been pub- lished by the Münster Coppenrath Verlag publishing firm, have been translated into over 30 languag- es, and are read in such countries as Japan, Korea, the USA, and Is- rael. You will find a large selec- tion of the many children’s books and other treasures from the suc- cessful publishing firm – which is based in Münster’s harbour – at MuKK, “Münsters ungewöhn- liches Kinder Kaufhaus” (a chil- dren’s shopping centre) at the Alter Fischmarkt. Plan to stay a while. It’s a paradise! TIP 44 Pay a visit to the “drinks chef ” – in 2018, Marie Rausch was chosen as Fallstaff ’s “Barmaid of the Year”. Along with her husband Nicklas, the award-winning barmaid runs Rotkehlchen, a “livingroom with EXPLORE & ENJOY a kitchen and a bar”. Our tip: Reserve a table and then order the set meal with a cocktail. Exceptional! rotkehlchen-muenster.de TIP 43 28 g r e b n e t s r ü F y b r e g e i S o t o h P
Kids welcome! At the Maxiturm right at the Prinzipalmarkt, your children can make things and play – while you enjoy your museum visit, shopping tour, or relax with a cup of coffee. For EUR 3 per child and provided you can be reached on your cell- phone, qualified staff take on your three to ten-year-old child — for up to three hours! TIP 45 Exciting not only with children: The permanently accessible tree adventure trail in the Schloss- garten (Residence gardens) vivid- ly explains the “tree eco-system” with eight stations. But not in a lecturing way, but as a sensuous exploration – for instance, with wooden loungers, from which the “highway of the bats” can be watched at twilight. TIP 46 explore I D E A S & I N F O R M AT I O N n n a m ß e L r e t e P o t o h P TIP 47 Münster’s weekly market formerly took place on the Prinzipalmarkt. Today, there are still two dealers who offer seasonal flowers to put together yourself or already tied into bouquets at the corner of Klemensstraße/Ludgeristraße and in the middle of the Prinzi- palmarkt (here in the image). Perfect for all who want to treat their hosts, those who have remained at home, or themselves. TIP 49 48 Out into the greenery? How about a game of mini golf at the Pleistermühle? The country guesthouse with a coffee bar and a beer garden in Münster’s east side is stylish and enchantingly located by the Werse. Why not plan a canoe trip as well! L 4 S M o t o h P Looking for a souvenir? Very popular also among Münsterers themselves is the collection of local heroes from Münster4Life, which first summed up the attitude to life that can be felt here with a few signs and then brought it onto caps and hoodies, among oth- er things. Their film Münster Above is also uniquely beau- tiful, showing the city poetically from above – it can be found as a DVD and BluRay, for example at ms4l-shop.de, at Mein Münster at the Alter Fischmarkt, and at Münster Souvenirs in Klemensstraße. TIP 50 Near the Promenade at Rudolf-von-Langen-Straße 55, the small kiosk The Corner- shop surprises passersby. Stationery, vintage treasures, and things you cannot look for but can only find – at the tiny corner shop, “love is in the air” and the charm of times past is mixed with a colourful twinkle. i r e t n W a n n A o t o h P 29
explore J U G E N D & S P O R T Young life? In motion! They study, power startup companies, deliver maximum sporting performances, are internationally sponsored researchers, dance the nights through, party at festivals, form families, and are com- mitted socially and to the environment: Münster is young and full of energy. University and school stu- dents, children, youths, and young adults shape the urban image here and take a lot on their shoulders. p o h s e t a k S s u t i T @ z l o h c S o t o h P n n a m t t i D s u i l u J : r e d r a o b e t a k S EXPLORE & ENJOY Do you love the rough charm of graf- fiti and street art? Where partying goes on into the early hours in clubs, the suitable photo spots on this top- ic are to be found: at the Hawer- kamp in south Münster, where the Docklands Festival also lures tens of thousands of people who can't wait to dance every summer. TIP 51
explore Y O U T H & S P O R T EXPLORE & ENJOY World class rowers can be seen nearly every day on the Dortmund-Ems Canal. The Ruder- verein Münster (Münster Rowing Club) is the training ground and has already produced many a participant of the Olympic Games. Train- ing takes place in all weathers. Dynamic – and nice to watch. TIP 52 s r e m m a L a s s i r a M / d n a l k c o D o t o h P h c s a d u H g r o e G o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY Young people have created a colourful niche for themselves in the immediate vicinity of the cathedral in Geisbergweg, the passage between Rothenburg, the district government, and the Domplatz. With the outdoor and indoor-individ- ual café fyal central, which was actu- ally intended as a temporary catering concept (but which now has remained for ten further years “because it is sim- ply good”), and Dieks Wurstbrathalle, young life can always be felt here even when passing by. TIP 53 e s o R m a i r i M / M M o t o h P Nearly 20 percent of the residents of Münster are university students and these many young people alone are engines for urban life. How good an ef- fect this has! Everyone benefits from it: There is always inspiration and motion in the city. On the bi- cycles, the students of Münster’s nine universities dash across the Promenade the next lecture (or to chill by the canal in the summer); their lively charis- ma has a magnetic effect and is constantly renewed: This can be felt every day when previously less ac- tive areas in Münster are discovered and vitalised by small or large groups of young people. You will see for yourself! The mix of generations has been particularly successful in Münster and is actively promoted and loved, whether it is young and old shopping side by side at the weekly market, having a beer together at one of the countless counters, going to the movies and cultural events, or simply everyday life on paths and streets. Events such as the Junge Nacht at the LWL- Museum für Kunst und Kultur bring the younger generation into the middle of the city, while high- lights such as the annual Docklands festival bring tens of thousands here from throughout Germany. We find it cool that so many young people in Münster are also committed to a better world: they contribute to society on a voluntary basis, in sports clubs, and social groups, make patches in the cityscape blossom, and help senior citizens familiarise themselves with smartphone technology. 31
explore Y O U T H & S P O R T Life in Münster is characterised by move- ment and sports play an important role. Inci- dentally, we have even invented “Münster’s own” sport, Speckbrett, which is similar to tennis. We do not know how many thousands of joggers circuit the Promenade and the Aasee (Lake Aa) week by week or how many cyclists do their daily rides – at any rate, more than 90,000 members are organised in the approximately 200 sports clubs in Münster, in addi- tion to the individual sportspeople and Münster’s sporting guests. Additionally, large sports events are popular audience magnets, where Münsterers and visitors to the city cheer on the participants as fans. Münster and the Münsterland region are known for their equestrian sports, from the Tur- nier der Sieger to the Polo-Picknick, and have made a name for themselves as a particularly suitable golf region. Water sports such as sailing on Lake Aa and rowing on the canal add to the op- tions on land. Cycling events such as GIRO and, of course, the running event, the Volksbank Münster Marathon at the start of September, pull in their fans year on year. EXPLORE & ENJOY Experience green, look at Münster, and get plenty exercise: the cir- cuit around the Prom- enade is iconic! Once around the old town in less than five kilome- tres – that is manage- able for most runners. Those who feel under- challenged can add in the big circuit around Lake Aa. TIP 54 h c i r e m m E f l a R / M M o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY Did you know that even Germany’s very first fitness trail can be found in Münster? The 400-metre-long circuit, called the “Schweiß- tropfenbahn”, with exercise stations such as a hanging arch, a weight-lifting trainer, and a stretching bench, was installed as early as 1962, long before the fitness campaign got the Ger- mans moving in 1970. With the new trend toward outdoor exercise and working with one’s own bodyweight, the fitness trail at the sports park near Lake Aa at Sentruper Höhe – preserved from that time and modernised – is also popular again with people who like to do sports in their leisure time. TIP 55 h c i r e m m E f l a R / M M o t o h P 32
explore Y O U T H & S P O R T EXPLORE & ENJOY The Volksbank-Münster-Marathon takes place this year on 20 Septem- ber. Last year, approximately 9,000 runners took part and again enjoyed an incomparable atmosphere in this iconic running event. Thousands of visitors cheer on the athletes ev- ery year. This year, more than 300 artists, including comedians, musi- cians, dancers, and acrobats, will en- sure a good mood again. The course goes through the old town and also through the green spaces – the route is always highly praised by the ath- letes who come to participate. How- ever, an even greater attraction in Münster is the sense of community, which motivates runners to reach the finish – the cheering fans, equipped with signs encouraging the runners, release a considerable amount of adrenalin. TIP 56 e d . t r o p e r f u a L / M M o t o h P 33
MAIN TRAIN STATION APPROX. 10 MINUTES ON FOOT explore K U L T U R U N D M U S E E N 1 2 3 KUNSTHALLE MÜNSTER CINEPLEX WOLFGANG- BORCHERT-THEATER 4 HAFENKÄ SEREI TWIN LOCKS 8 7 7 MESSE UND CONGRESS CENTRUM MÜNSTERLAND 5 HAWERKAMP 6 COCONUT BEACH CITYWALK Harbour tour by the water HAWERKAMP COCONUT BEACH Urban living and youth culture char- acterise the variety around the city harbour. Colourful graffiti, relaxed “cornering” (chill gatherings with friends on street corners), the live- ly Kreativkai, industrious gastron- omers – why not simply come by? Start behind the main train station, as seen from the city cen- tre, in the 1 Hansaviertel. Here, many creative individuals are set- tled with their artist’s workshops and startups in co-working spac- es. You can also discover interna- tional food spots and student life, trendy bars, and street art. On the north side at the 2 harbour basin, the mixture of renovated warehouses and mod- ern architecture is called the Kreativkai. Exciting: Speicher II with 3 Kunsthalle Münster (Münster Art Gallery), an exhi- bition space for contemporary art, the multi-award-winning Hot Jazz Club, and (in addition to many other gastronomical enticements) perhaps the largest pizzas in the Hafenviertel at Café Med. While on the water the par- ty ship MS Günther (named af- ter Günther Jauch, who person- ally christened the boat) does its rounds, colourfully illuminated, we move onto the opposite side, called the B-Side. Industrial monuments such as an old storage silo and a striking port crane are reminders of the time when cargo was still unloaded here. Today, the Wolf- gang-Borchert-Theater (The- atre) can be found in the Flech- theimspeicher, a former granary. A few steps further on, in the glass organic showcase cheese dairy – the 4 Hafenkäserei – you can book tours, taste cheese, or simply take advantage of the cozy catering op- tions and from here observe the livelier, opposite side of the water. Go a bit further, beyond the Messe und Congress Centrum Hal- le Münsterland (Conference Cen- tre) and you will reach the 5 34 Hawerkamp, an iconic festival site on a former industrial wasteland with artists, an old engine shed housing an events space, and nu- merous clubs. Here, the partying is extremely wild, especially on the weekend – and goes on until dawn. An attraction here in the summer is the 6 Coconut Beach – with palm trees and sand and also often with “salsa on the beach” on Mon- day evenings. The 7 Dortmund-Ems- Kanal (Dortmund-Ems Canal) is a perfect place to go for a stroll or to explore the cycle route by bike. This is also a place for barbecuing and relaxing, while rowers train on the water year-round. If you are interested, you can go and take a look at the canal’s 8 twin locks at Schifffahrter Damm (street). Here, up to four ships can be let through at the same time, two be- ing descended to travel north along the canal and two being raised to travel south along the canal.
n n a m r e v u H s u t r e b u H , 0 2 0 2 g n d n a L i , i e n h c s a M n o o M : t i d e r C , r e t s n ü M e l l a h t s n u K o t o h P t g o v e t l A s u l a K / M M o t o h P 2 explore WA L K & S E E 7 h c s t i l r i W r a m t e D M M / i o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY Chill! A place for all: The mead- ows along the Dortmund-Ems Canal are a perfect place to relax. TIP 57 h c s a n fj / M M o t o h P 3 The north side of the harbour viewed from the south side. Restaurants, clubs, and bars line up beside each other like pearls on a string. In the artists’ work- shops at Hawer- kamp and in the Münster Art Gal- lery at the harbour, you can discover ex- citing artists and their works. The Hafenkäserei (cheese dairy) has also established itself as a meeting point, event location, and terrace with water view. 4 35
The Botanical Garden behind the Residence is a place of re- search but also an oasis of relax- ation for all generations! “Off- shoots” and small plants are also repeatedly offered here for donations. A nice souvenir, don’t you think? TIP 59 Westphalian Jungle Those looking for nature in Münster do not need to go far. Even in the middle of the city, parks and avenues provide for leaf canopies and relaxation on grassy ar- eas, walking paths, and the opportunity to spend time on benches and in play areas. The Münsterers love this proximity to nature, the water expanses, and the fact that many areas are now also refined with insect-friend- ly wildflower strips, bee hotels, and wild meadows. Suits Münster very well! n n a m r e v u H s u t r e b u H o t o h P 36 n n a m ß e L r e t e P o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY Between the green zone of the Residence gardens and the park landscape around Lake Aa is the central cemetery with approxi- mately 32,000 graves on an area of 14 hectares. The area, which is largely landmarked and under nature protection, is a place for meditation but also for relax- ing and walking. Our special café tip just around the corner in this neighborhood: Café Fifties at Hüfferstraße 26 is equipped with original fifties furniture, true to detail. Kidney table, bag-shaped lamp, and co. – leg- endary! TIP 58
explore N AT U R E & L A N D S C A P E Very nearby: the Aasee (Lake Aa), located within the city, with over 40 hectares of water surface, sur- rounded by meadows and an old tree population, ap- proximately ten kilometres of walking paths, and around 90 hectares of park area designed in a na- ture-oriented and environmentally friendly manner. It is the largest local recreation area in the urban area – with many facets, from pedal boat rental to the jog- ging route, from the catering establishments on the Lake Aa terraces to the sailing clubs, from the “Weg der Jahresbäume” (Path of the Trees of the Year) to the nature-oriented wetlands. In 2008, the Lake Aa park was named “Germany’s most beautiful park”; in 2009, it was even named “Europe’s most beauti- ful park”. The lake dams up the Aa river, which also winds its way through the city centre – the paths at the sides of the Aa are enchanting retreats in the mid- dle of the city! * n n a m r e v u H s u t r e b u H o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY Part of the Sculpture Projects 2007 and luckily preserved since then: the installation The Lost Reflec- tion by Scottish sound artist Susan Philipsz. Every Sunday on the hour from 10 am to 6 pm, the aria from Jacques Offenbach’s op- era The Tales of Hoffmann, sung by the artists herself, sounds under the Torminbrücke (bridge) at Lake Aa. Here,art, nature, and sen- suous experience combine out- doors. TIP 60 . e d o t o h p - z n h i 37 o t o h P r u t l u K d n u t s n u K r ü f m u e s u M - L W L , 8 0 0 2 t i e s n o i t a l l a t s n I e t n e n a m r e p , 7 0 r e t s n ü m e t k e o r p r u t p u k s , l j 7 0 0 2 , n o i t c e fl e R t s o L e h T , z s p i l i h P n a s u S *
explore N AT U R & L A N D S C H A F T EXPLORE & ENJOY Shoes off and into the fun! Feel (in the truest sense of the word) the variety of the Münster landscape un- der your feet. The Tilbeck Barefoot Trail begins at the park- ing lot of Stift Tilbeck with a shoe rack. From there, the 2.5 km barefoot trail goes over rough and smooth, across forest paths and along fields, through cork basins, muddy terrain, and gravel beds. Activity stations for all the senses enrich this walk. TIP 61 EXPLORE & ENJOY Visit the places where Annette von Droste- Hülshoff lived. The “Center for Literature,” an interdisciplinary in- stitution for literature, film, dance, music, me- dia and net art, as well as architecture is cur- rently being created at the poet’s birthplace, Burg Hülshoff (Hülshoff Castle). The places where Annette lived are perfect destina- tions for e-bike tours and sporty cyclists. TIP 62 A wonderful walking route around the city centre is the Promenade, a car-free lime tree avenue used pri- marily by cyclists, pedestrians, and joggers. The former ring fortification around the city is four and a half ki- lometres long and can be walked around easily on foot in one hour. However, walking sections of it – to get from A to B or to integrate a bit of greenery into the sightseeing program – is also a good idea. From the Promenade, it is always just a few steps back into the historic city centre and the catering and shopping ar- eas, several attractions, such as the Münster Schloss (Residence), play areas, and sculptures are located very nearby. The light mood of the Promenade is unique at all times of year – the ideal photo spot for a souvenir picture in green Münster! Those who wish to expand their green experi- ence will enjoy walking beside the water of the Dort- mund-Ems Canal, beside the Werse (river), and around the Hiltruper See (lake). Exceptional nature experiences are also offered by the Rieselfelder with their bird sanctuary and wooden viewpoint plat- forms, the Wienburgpark, and, of course, the All- wetterzoo (All-Weather Zoo) in the west of the city. Moreover, the length and breadth of the Mün- sterland region attracts visitors, with castles, pal- aces, and ideal conditions for e-bikers and oth- er sporty cycling tourists. The ancient ruins with their moats and parks are true treasures of the Mün- sterland region. The “100 Castles Route” combines the most worth-seeing historical buildings on four circuits. Our secret favorites: Burg Vischering (Visch- ering Castle) and Schloss Nordkirchen (Nordkirchen Castle). 38 i t h c e r p p W e n n o v Y / . . . V m e o d c n k a c l r o e t t s s . n e b ü o M d a o t o h P o t o h P
explore N AT U R E & L A N D S C A P E NICE DAYS, GOOD NIGHTS DR for 399 € PICNIC Out into the greenery! With Westphalian delicacies, nature, and relaxation – your oasis! – 2-night stay incl. breakfast – Picnic basket with delicious contents to take away – Information on nice picnic spots – Willkommen-Ticket (Welcome Ticket)* – Individual hotel services More information tel. +49 251 492-27 26 or www.tourismus.muenster.de MAURITZHOF HOTEL **** In DR from € 399 1 rental bike per person with fixture for the picnic basket for 1 day, 1 bottle of water daily, WiFi EXPLORE & ENJOY Under the theme Münsterland. The good life, summer initiatives (especially from 18 to 21 June) reflect the life feel- ing in the Münsterland re- gion: relaxing on blankets, with picnic baskets full of regional delicacies. Many Münsterland seal gastronomers offer ready- packed baskets with local specialties! TIP 64 / . . V e d n a l r e t s n ü M o t o h P i t h c e r p p W e n n o v Y . V e d n a l r e t s n ü M . k l ö W i r e g d ü R / M M o t o h P o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY The Sandsteinmuseum (Muse- um of Sandstone) in Havixbeck shows “art and bone work” related to the handiwork of stonemasons and the history of the special Baum- berg sandstone, also called “the yel- low Baumberger”. In sculptor taster courses, visitors can try their hand at being a stonemason. TIP 63 i f r o d s n P d e i r f l i / W m u e s u m n e t s d n a S i o t o h P * Free travel in Münster’s public transport. 39
1 ZWINGER 1 2 3 BUDDENTURM PETRIKIRCHE (CHURCH) 1 JURIDICUM (LAW FACULTY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MÜNSTER) SPORTPARK SENTRUPER HÖHE, FREILICHTMUSEUM MÜHLENHOF (MÜHLENHOF OPEN-AIR MUSEUM), NATURKUNDEMUSEUM (NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM), PLANETARIUM AND ALLWETTERZOO (ALL-WEATHER ZOO) 4 5 JETTY FOR THE SOLAARIS 1 BIKETOUR Bike the green tour Jump onto your bike (or rent one; this is easily done in Münster) and start your first little tour around the city centre from any point on the 1 Promenade. The route stretch- es for a good 4.5 kilometres under- neath the green leaf canopy along meadows and water expanses. Look out for the mighty tree pop- ulation and, when crossing the streets, also pay attention to the traf- fic – although it feels like it, prome- nade cyclists do not have “inherited right of way”. Part of the Promenade goes along the Schlossplatz; enjoy the view of the Baroque-style monument built by Johann Conrad Schlaun from Ba- umberg sandstone. Behind the 2 Schloss (Residence) is the Schloss- garten (Residence gardens); here, too, there are many paths to cycle on. The natural space with a moat, an old tree population, and avenues has been enriched since 2019 by a “Baumerlebnispfad” (tree adven- ture path) – try it out and explore! You can park your bike in front of the 3 Botanischer Garten (Bo- tanical Garden) integrated here and go for a walk: a wonderful garden with many surprising plants and en- chanting spots! The garden team can be met during the opening times and is happy to answer your questions about the cultures and plants. Many Münster residents have taken on plant sponsorships here in order to support species preservation and research. Leaving the Residence gardens to the side into Hüfferstraße, the Aasee (Lake Aa) can be reached via 4 Himmelreichallee. Here, some of the paths close to the wa- ter are intended for pedestrians only; however, via Annette Allee, for instance, you can also reach the rear part of the lake, where 5 the Sportpark Sentruper Höhe, the Freilichtmuseum Mühlen- hof (Mühlenhof Open-Air Mu- seum), the Naturkundemuse- um (Natural History Museum), the Planetarium, and the Allwet- terzoo (All-Weather Zoo) offer many incentives for exciting stops. In this area you will also find the “Weg der Jahresbäume” (Path of the Trees of the Year” – in 2019, a “European white elm” was planted as the 31st tree in the series. You can now cycle back into the city centre along Mecklen- becker Straße on the other side of Lake Aa. You may wish to take ad- vantage of the catering establish- ments on the terraces of Lake Aa for a culinary break. The Prome- nade is now also within sight again. At this section between Lake Aa and the Residence, the Aa was recently renatured at the Westerholtsche Wiese public park. It now winds its way again through a near-natural bed and is a nice spot to spend some time at. Your little green tour of Münster ends here. Unless you want to cycle once or twice around the Promenade again and back to your starting point... 40
h c i r e m m E f l a R / M M o t o h P The Lake Aa terraces are the perfect stop- ping point. Maybe rent a pedal boat or travel across the lake on the Solaaris? 4 explore B I K E & S E E The Botanical Garden is a secret tip full of exotic vegetation! 3 1 r e k t t ö P s n e J . r D M M / o t o h P 5 i z n H k i r E i w e V r e t s n ü M M M o t o h P / A cycle around the Promenade is simply a must! At the Mühlenhof Open-Air Museum, original buildings from the 16th to the 19th century tell the story of the simple life in Westphalia. o t o h P 2 2 EXPLORE & ENJOY The Schloss zu Münster (the Münster Residence) is located in the middle of the city on the Promenade. Today, part of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Univer- sität (University of Münster) is housed here. Behind the Residence is the Schlossgarten (Residence gardens), also a nice destination for cyclists! TIP 65 41 M M o t o h P
explore E V E N T S & H I G H L I G H T S It happens here! We think that Münster is always worth a trip, even without any special events. However, we also love the large number of varied events. Here, we have picked out a few. Discover your personal favorites! muenster.de/veranstaltungskalender As at: February 2020 / Changes possible 14. – 22. MARCH 8. – 10. MAY k n a b r u B a l e m a P / M M o t o h P e g n e S a n e L / M M o t o h P FRÜHJAHRSSEND A huge, traditional fair, with cotton candy and carousels, legendary currywurst, and colourful lights in the evening. BEACHVOLLEYBALL The Techniker Beach Tour makes a stop right in front of Münster’s Residence with a won- derful beach volleyball spectacle. 5. – 7. JUNE r e r e d e L d i v a D / M M o t o h P MÜNSTER VERWÖHNT Top gastronomers of the city set up their tent in front of the Residence and offer delicious taster portions in a unique atmosphere. 13. JUNE h c s a a r B n a h t a n o J / M M o t o h P GRÜNFLÄCHENUNTERHALTUNG Music around the Promenade: all styles, in the middle of the green space outdoors. An initiative on behalf of the trees and enjoyment for people at the same time. 6. + 20. JUNE 16. MAY, 19. JUNE, 15. AUGUST, 19. SEPTEMBER e k a h o K a i l u J / M M o t o h P 9. MAY HANSEMAHL The merchants of the city centre enter- tain you personally at a long table in the middle of the Prinzipalmarkt. Splendid! 12. – 14. JUNE i k s w o f r e Z e t U / M M o t o h P HAFENFEST The inner harbour quakes: three days of partying. With a stage program and extras beside and on the water. 20. – 26. JUNE. i k s w o f r e Z e t U / M M o t o h P DOCKLANDS Honest electronic music attracts festival fans from throughout Germany to the site at the Hawerkamp. Ecstatic! FLEA MARKET Sustainable and inspiring: Here, genuine trea- sures change owners; pros and amateurs alike love to browse. SCHLAURAUM The topic “water” is the focus of activities of various scientific disciplines. With an open-air lecture theatre for all! 42
TRIATHLON The 13th Sparda Münster Triathlon will once again enthrall many sports enthusi- asts and fans. A dynamic experience full of emotions! 28. JUNE explore E V E N T S & H I G H L I G H T S 16. – 20.JULY 25. – 26.JULY. k n a b r u B a l e m a P / M M o t o h P r e b u r G s a i h t t a M M M o t o h P / SOMMERSEND A special destination, and not just for kids – at Sommersend, fireworks are held on the Friday evening. POLOPICKNICK Fast horses, relaxed visitors with hats and pic- nic blankets – polo is celebrated in Münster in relaxed fashion and with few obstacles! 14. – 16. AUGUST 21. – 23. AUGUST r e t h c i R l / e h c i M M M o t o h P r e r e d e L d i v a D M M o t o h P / MÜNSTER MITTENDRIN The city festival is a point of attraction for all gen- erations. In addition to colourful happenings on the streets, concerts are held all day long. MONTGOLFIADE For the 50th time, the balloons fly up to the sky above Münster in this colourful spectacle. Our tip: the nightglow! Top-level equestrian sport – in an appropriate setting in front of the Residence! The riding elite of inter- national dressage and show jumping are on show. 27.– 30. AUGUST 29. – 30. AUGUST 3. – 5. SEPTEMBER 20. SEPTEMBER i k s w o f r e Z e t U / M M o t o h P l h c a b e k n U e n a i l u J / M M o t o h P DER WEST-ÖSTLICHE DIWAN 500 carpets as a stage for encounter: Westphalian and Persian culture is celebra- ted together on the Domplatz. Inspiring! SCHAURAUM The festival of galleries and museums with culture and music open air and indoor – and a long night extraordinaire! MARATHON Thanks to the unique backdrop of the dedicated Münster fans, the Volks- bank-Münster-Marathon attracts runners from around the world. 3. OCTOBER l n e g h e O é n e R / M M o t o h P p p i r T a n n a J i o t o h P 24. OCTOBER. – 1. NOVEMBER 23. NOVEMBER – 23. DECEMBER i k s w o r b m o D a n a m o R / M M o t o h P GIRO The Sparkassen Münsterland Giro is a bike race for (almost) everyone. From the Girolino (cycling fun for little ones) to the Pro Cup! HERBSTSEND With darkness coming in earlier, Herbstsend is special lights fun on the Schlossplatz. Brilliant for taking photos! CHRISTMAS MARKET Five individual Christmas markets transform Münster’s old town into a winter fairytale. 43
explore I N F O S & T I P P S We love your questions! Service is our strength! Just as varied as our guests are their questions and wishes. The Münster Information team always has up-to-date tips to hand, helps visitors to orient themselves, and gladly passes on information. No matter how you contact us – online, telephone, or in person – here you will find an open ear and friendly advice! MÜNSTER INFORMATION Heinrich-Brüning-Straße 7, Tel. + 49 251 4 92-27 10 Fax + 49 251 4 92-77 43, firstname.lastname@example.org Mon - Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 1 pm ACCOMMODATION OFFICE WITH BOOKING SERVICE Heinrich-Brüning-Straße 7, Tel. + 49 251 4 92-27 26, Fax + 49 251 4 92-77 59, email@example.com Mon - Fri 10 am - 6 pm, Sat 10 am - 1 pm INFORMATION OFFICE AT THE HISTORIC TOWN HALL Prinzipalmarkt 10, Tel. + 49 251 4 92-27 24 firstname.lastname@example.org Tue - Fri 10 am - 5 pm, Sat, Sun, and holidays 10 am - 4 pm YOU CAN REACH MÜNSTER VERY CONVENIENTLY – whether by bus or train, by bicycle, airplane, or car. You can find directions sketches, our environmental zone, city maps, parking garages, and more at tourismus.muenster.de. By the way: We also offer a rickshaw service, bicycle parking ga- rages, and a public services app that provides bus connec- tions in real-time. ACCESSIBILITY is important to us. We warmly welcome people with disabilities, older visitors, and families with small children – we have designed our routes, facilities, and services in such a way that we can enjoy the city together without any hindrances. muenster-barrierefrei.de The MÜNSTERCARD offers many advantages: It is “one for all”, offering free entry into Münster’s top museums and at- tractions, free city tours, free use of public transport, free bi- cycle rental, and much more. See muenstercard.de By the way: You will find souvenirs in many places in the city; regional delicacies from the Münsterland are particularly popular. You will find a large selection at muenster-souvenirs.de at Heinrich-Brüning-Straße 6 and at meinmuenster.ms at Alter Fischmarkt 22. CITY TOURS Whether you are looking for a crime tour or a walk with regional delicacies, a round with the night watch- man, a Segway tour, or with a focus on churches and history, we are happy to advise you to help you find the right thing for you. You can book your tours with the following provid- ers, among others: muensterbus.de, k3.de, stadt-lupe.de, stattreisen-muenster.de More tours and tips at tourismus.muenster.de r e y e m l l a W s a m o h T / M M o t o h P EXPLORE & ENJOY We are the bicycle capital! You will find an overview of the rental points at the link stadt-muenster.de/en/tourismus/ bike-city/bicycle-rental. You can park your bicycles, e-bikes, and pedelecs safe- ly in three central bicycle parking garag- es. Tip: You can have your bicycle cleaned in a washing installation in the bike sta- tion at the train station. TIPP 66
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**** superior HOF ZUR LINDE ROMANTIKHOTEL 7 km zum Zentrum 18 DZ, 8 EZ, 5 Spa-JS, 13 JS, 8 SU **** superior HOTEL KAISERHOF MÜNSTER 1 2 Central, between main train station and city centre 51 DR, 44 SR, 5 SU **** superior LANDHAUS EGGERT RINGHOTEL 11 km to the centre 28 DR, 5 SR, 3 SU, 1 AP 3 Just 7 kilometres from Münster’s centre is the Romantik Hotel Hof zur Linde on the course of the river Werse. Here, Westphalian hospitality is prac- ticed and guests quickly find a favorite place. 52 individually designed rooms and suites, some with a fireplace or sauna, are waiting to be discovered by you. Our cozy restaurant rooms invite you to enjoy our fresh cooking. Privately run 4-star Superior Hotel, known for hospi- tality, quality, & comfort. Opposite the main train sta- tion, within walking distance of Münster’s old town and attractions, the shopping streets, bars, harbour. Air-conditioned rooms and suites, 400 m2 spa, hotel bar, and very good restaurant. Free WiFi. Valet park- ing, charging station, hotel’s own parking lot. The 4-star Superior Country Hotel is just 10 km from the city centre in the middle of green countryside. It awaits you in the special ambience of the Westpha- lian-English-seeming architecture with a first-class restaurant as well as a small, sophisticated wellness area. For travelers searching for peace and comfort … **** superior MAURITZHOF HOTEL MÜNSTER Right in the centre 46 DR, 6 SR (incl. 1 SU) 4 **** superior MÖVENPICK HOTEL MÜNSTER 5 **** PARKHOTEL HOHENFELD MÜNSTER 6 Central, right by the Aasee (Lake Aa) 164 DR, 60 SR (incl. 5 JS, 2 SU) 6 km to the centre 54 DR, 30 SR, 11 AP Whether you are traveling to Münster for work-relat- ed or private reasons, we have something suitable for you. Look forward to one of the most exceptional ho- tels in the middle of Münster. Located right on the Promenade, it keeps your paths short and your sens- es relaxed. 52 elegantly designed rooms in five cate- gories are available, from the perfectly furnished comfort room to the luxurious suite. The Mövenpick Hotel Münster is one of the best ho- tels in the city – and not just because of its unique lo- cation. Enjoy the proximity to Lake Aa and the city centre and experience the attentive service and the modern atmosphere. Additionally, two restaurants, a lounge bar, and the sauna and fitness area on the roof terrace invite you to come and relax. In an elevated country house style with idyllic sur- roundings at the edge of Münster, the hotel in a historic Münsterland farm has over 84 com- fortable double and single rooms. Our “Landhaus Hohenfeld” offers ten individual apartments and a suite. In our grounds restaurant you can enjoy modern German cuisine, while in the beer parlor “Börneken” you can enjoy Westphalian specialties.
**** HOTEL SCHLOSS WILKINGHEGE 4.5 km to the centre 14 DR, 7 SR, 13 SU 7 **** TRYP MÜNSTER KONGRESSHOTEL 2 km to the old town 131 rooms (incl. 2 JS) Schloss Wilkinghege, surrounded by a moat and beautiful grounds, is a moated castle typical of the Münsterland region. Discover the 4-star Hotel just outside Münster, privately managed in already the third generation. 34 individually furnished, inviting hotel rooms offer modern comfort. The restaurant promises the highest level of culinary enjoyment. At the Tryp Kongresshotel Münster, 131 modern nonsmoking rooms await you, as well as free use of the sauna, 4 air-conditioned conference rooms and sufficient parking spaces. The sub- stantial breakfast buffet leaves no desired unful- filled. Our restaurant can be booked for groups & events. We also have an inviting 24-hour hotel bar with a varied snack menu. *** superior HOTEL AM SCHLOSSPARK 8 9 Central by the Schlosspark (Residence grounds) 22 DR, 3 SR, 3 AP Hiding behind the striking facade, ina quiet side street and yet centrally located, is the family-run Hotel am Schlosspark. The rooms are bright and comfortably furnished. A substantial breakfast buffet underlines the pleasant atmosphere of the hotel. The parking lot is at the back of the hotel and can be used by guests for free. *** superior HOTEL CONTI WITH CONTI BISTRO 10 *** superior HOTEL EUROPA WITH BISTRO DREI PRINZEN *** superior STADTHOTEL MÜNSTER 11 12 Central, 50 m to the IC train station 52 DR, 49 SRk 1.5 km to the centre 51 DR, 10 SR (incl. 18 TBR, 6 FBR) In the heart of the old town 83 DR, 54 SR Family-run hotel, in the heart of the city, with a railway collection in the breakfast room. The hotel is highly suitable for all undertakings, with all public transport right at your doorstep. Noise-protection glazing in the hotel rooms, a sauna, free WiFi, various free newspapers, and the large breakfast buffet complete our offer- ings. The hotel has its own parking lot. The family-run hotel in the beautiful Erphoviertel is within walking distance of the old town. The hotel has its own parking spaces. 2 bus stops are just a few metres away. A large breakfast buffet, free WiFi, a bar open 24h, various newspapers/ magazines, and bicycle rental are offered. Nu- merous restaurants can also be found nearby. The Stadthotel Münster combines 3-star superior comfort with a personal atmosphere, soothing amenities, and accommodating ser- vices. For private and business travelers. For con- ferences or day events. For a short intermediate stop or a longer stay. In a central city location, with parking spaces right beside the hotel.
*** superior HOTEL-RESTAURANT ÜBERWASSERHOF In the heart of the old town 35 DR, 20 SR 13 *** IBIS 14 *** HOTEL INTERNATIONAL AM THEATER 15 Central, between main train station and city centre 65 rooms Central and quiet city centre location 9 DR, 10 SR, 4 SU The hotel in the heart of the old town is a perfect starting point for sightseeing and business. Our all-round service: noise protection glazing, rental bicycles, free WiFi/flatscreen TV, confer- ence rooms, garages, king-size beds and beds for allergy sufferers as well as a Westphalian break- fast buffet (lactose/gluten-free on request) and an Italian gourmet restaurant. The reception is staffed 24 hours. Whether your visit is for professional or private purposes, you are always welcome. Ideally located between the main train station and the old town, our hotel offers 65 modern rooms: sound-protect- ed, air-conditioned, and extra sleep comfort thanks to Sweet Bed by ibis™. The equipment includes a desk, a flatscreen TV, and WiFi. You can reach the Messe- und Congress Centrum Halle Münsterland (exhibition centre) and the catering establish- ments at the harbour in just a few minutes. A stylish ambience, international flair, and warm hospitality produce a very special atmosphere for our guests. In a central downtown location, just a few minutes on foot from the cathedral and the old town with their attractions and shopping opportunities, we gladly receive you at our family-run hotel. FACTORY HOTEL 2 km to the old town 144 rooms (incl. 16 SU) The Factory Hotel is one of over 300 individually managed design hotels worldwide. The central element of the Germania Campus came into be- ing in 2008 in around the landmarked walls of the former Germania Brewery. The uncovered clinkers and steel beams of the over 100-year- old building stand purposely in contrast to the raw, exposed concrete and give the hotel its spe- cial character. 16 FLOWERS 17 HOTEL MARTINIHOF 18 850 m to the centre 47 rooms You will find the Flowers Hotel in Wolbecker Straße, in direct proximity to the main railway station. The Promenade and the Prinzipalmarkt can be reached easily both by bike and on foot. In addition to the 47 rooms, the modern Flowers Hotel has a lobby with a day bar and a large roof terrace, from which you have a wonderful view of Münster. Central location, just a few metres from the old town 53 rooms We warmly welcome you to our family-run hotel in the heart of the city, which nevertheless finds itself in a quiet location. After you have enjoyed our substantial breakfast buffet, you can conve- niently explore our beautiful city with all its at- tractions on foot. We always have a few sugges- tions and tips at the ready for you. We look for- ward to your visit!