Münster is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the northern part of the state and is considered to be the cultural centre of the Westphalia region.
Münster, an old episcopal city, is the centre of the government region Münster and provides for a large number of cosy hotels. While staying at a hotel in Münster you should make sure to see the square Prinzipalmarkt, where, besides numerous hotels, you will find important sacral buildings and majestic town houses. Near your Münster hotel you will find Romanesque St. Paul’s cathedral that was built in the 13th century. During your stay in a Münster hotel, you should see the cathedral’s ten apostle statues and an astronomical clock.
We recommend you to combine your stay in a Münster hotel with a trip to the Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History, where you can have a look into the city’s history. The Museum of Lacquer Art exhibits a unique collection of lacquer objects of former or present times, which a Münster hotel guest will enjoy seeing.
Your hotel in the south western part of Münster will be located near the lake Aasee, where you will have various possibilities of doing aquatics. While staying in a hotel in Münster you should visit the Mühlenhof open-air museum, depicting a typical Westphalian village as it looked centuries ago.
Münster’s hotels are frequently fully booked in spring during the festival “Eurocityfest”. Tourism has become a vital economical factor for Münster, with the city providing for more than 7,000 beds in its hotels and guesthouses. Münster’s most important employers are working in the education and administration sector.
Münster is being traversed by busses that rank among Germany’s most modern vehicles, operated by the traffic service Verkehrsgemeinschaft Münsterland. Münster provides for a well-constructed cycleway system, the city being dubbed the most bicycle-loving in the nation.
Total population: 271,927 (June 2007)
Postal codes: 48143 - 167