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Muenster City Guide

On a city trip to Münster you find the days of the Hanseatic League coming to life and a bold display of modern architecture and art.

The former Hanseatic city of Münster attracts visitors from all over Germany and, for its ten-yearly sculpture exhibitions, art lovers from all over the world. The Flemish style gables and individual façades of the buildings along the Prinzipalmarkt are aptly known as Münster's "parlour" because as you stroll through the arcades here you go past very upmarket boutiques. At the Stadtweinhaus you can sit in the open air in one of the most prestigious restaurants in the city.

Right next door your city trip to Münster takes you into the Town Hall of the Westphalian Peace. In the historic Peace Hall you can learn about the history of the city and especially about the peace treaties of 1648 which ended the Thirty Years' War. The three cages hanging on the tower of the Gothic Church of St Lamberti tell quite a different story. On your short trip to Münster you should definitely visit this building, if only for the windows which are a brightly coloured mosaic of stained glass. At one time the cages held Anabaptists who were followers of John of Leiden and had been condemned to death.

The pop artist Keith Haring, Richard Serra and Claes Oldenburg all brought art to Münster, even before the Picasso Museum opened in the year 2000. Although Haring's Red Dog sculpture has moved to Ulm you can still admire Richard Serra's bronze sculpture and Claes Oldenburg's Giant Pool Balls at Aasee Lake. The Picasso Museum focuses on lithographs by this all-rounder whose likeness has been immortalised in the paving on Picassoplatz Square.

Go on the pleasure boat, Professor Landois, to explore Aasee Lake which stretches from the city centre past Sentruper Höhe residential area with its windmill, planetarium and all-weather zoo, as far as the district of Mecklenbeck. There is a unique open air museum which is a reconstruction of a village from five hundred years ago. You can hire pedalos for a reasonable price at the modern quayside which is lined with stylish cafés. You might also hear about the swan-pedalo which a female black swan once fell in love with, a liaison which aroused international interest.

Your city trip to Münster is bound to tempt you into a walk along the lovely Promenade, a green belt surrounding the city centre. It leads from the Baroque palace with its botanical garden past the Buddenturm tower in the district of Kreuzviertel to the Zwinger bastion, which now houses an art installation. With its city library and theatre Münster presents modern, avant-garde architecture on your mini-break, in contrast to the Italian flavour of the Dominican Church and its dome.


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Movenpick Hotel Munster

Movenpick Hotel Munster

Kardinal-von-Galen-Ring 65, Muenster
4.1
of 5, from 131 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Muenster hotel is located on a lake, within 1 mi (2 km) of Muhlenhof Open-Air Museum, Allwetterzoo Muenster, and Muenster Botanical Garden. LWL Museum of Natural History and Picasso Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£128
Ringhotel Landhaus Eggert

Ringhotel Landhaus Eggert

Zur Haskenau 81, Muenster
4.3
of 5, from 3 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in a rural location, this luxury hotel is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from WersePark Sudmuehle and within 9 mi (15 km) of Fun-Center Nimmerland and Muenster City Museum. Theater Muenster and Museum of Lacquer Art are also within 9 mi (15 km).

£65
TRYP Münster Kongresshotel

TRYP Münster Kongresshotel

Albersloher Weg 28, Muenster
3.9
of 5, from 151 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Muenster, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Halle Muensterland Exhibition and Congress Centre, GOP Variety Theater, and Ludgeriplatz. Museum of Lacquer Art and Muenster City Museum are also within 1 mi (2 km).

£59
Hotel Conti

Hotel Conti

Am Hauptbahnhof, Muenster
3.5
of 5, from 37 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Muenster, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of GOP Variety Theater and Museum of Lacquer Art. Muenster City Museum and Clemenskirche are also within 10 minutes.

£96
H4 Hotel Münster

H4 Hotel Münster

Stubengasse 33, Muenster
4.2
of 5, from 79 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Muenster, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Lacquer Art, Picasso Museum, and Clemenskirche. Townhouse Tower and Historical City Hall of Muenster are also within 5 minutes.

£106
Hotel Kaiserhof

Hotel Kaiserhof

Bahnhofstr. 14, Muenster
4.1
of 5, from 88 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Muenster, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of GOP Variety Theater, Museum of Lacquer Art, and Muenster City Museum. Clemenskirche and St. Lambert's Church are also within 10 minutes.

£102
Best Western Premier Seehotel Krautkraemer

Best Western Premier Seehotel Krautkraemer

Zum Hiltruper See 173, Muenster
3.4
of 5, from 14 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Muenster, this luxury hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Ludgeriplatz, Halle Muensterland Exhibition and Congress Centre, and GOP Variety Theater. Picasso Museum and Museum of Lacquer Art are also within 6 mi (10 km).

£63
TOP KHR Stadthotel Münster

TOP KHR Stadthotel Münster

Aegidiistraße 21, Muenster
4.1
of 5, from 14 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Muenster, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Picasso Museum, Townhouse Tower, and Historical City Hall of Muenster. Peace Hall and Westphalian State Museum for Art and Cultural History are also within 10 minutes.

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