Münster

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Muenster which includes heritage elements and outdoor eating as well as a small group of people

Wander through pretty botanical gardens, admire magnificent palaces and visit a beautiful man-made lake and nearby zoo in this historic German city.

Muenster is one of the great cultural centers of North Rhine-Westphalia. The city features many visitor attractions, including a stunning 13th-century cathedral and other historic buildings. Stop at excellent museums, art galleries and theaters in the lively city.

The old town features Erbdrostenhof, an attractive 18th-century nobility court and Prinzipalmarkt, a historic marketplace. Take a walking tour through the old town to see Muenster Cathedral, a 13th-century church filled with religious artifacts. The building is a striking example of Romanesque and Gothic architecture.

Walk from Muenster Cathedral to Botanischer Garten Muenster in less than 20 minutes. The beautiful botanical garden features about 8,000 plant species, including a major collection of flowering geraniums. Botanischer Garten Muenster is a perfect place to stop and relax between visiting other attractions.

Aasee is a spectacular man-made lake and central recreational area in Muenster. With walking and bicycle paths, boat rental and a sailing school, Aasee is perfect for a day outside. Study large sculptures around the lake or walk to a nearby zoo, Allwetterzoo Muenster, to see exotic animals, including Asian elephants and Siberian tigers.

Vischering Castle is one of the best-preserved castles in Germany. The moated castle is about 17 miles (28 kilometers) from the center of Muenster. See displays on medieval life in Muensterland in the castle’s museum. The castle also features educational displays for children, a café and pretty gardens.

LWL Kunstmuseum Muenster is an exceptional arts and culture museum in the center of the old town. The museum was established in the early 20th century and showcases more than 1,000 years of art history. Observe many sculptures, paintings, drawings and other objects from the Middle Ages to modern times. Stop at Wochenmarkt Muenster, a weekly market in Muenster with more than 150 individual stalls.

Stay in accommodations in Muenster, including luxurious city hotels and vacation apartments. The independent city is located in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, about 290 miles (470 kilometers) from Germany’s capital, Berlin.

Where to stay in Münster

ibis Muenster City
ibis Muenster City
2.5 out of 5
Engelstr. 53, Münster, NW
The price is AU$114 per night from 27 Feb. to 28 Feb.
Located in Innenstadtring, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Museum of Lacquer Art and 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Münster Cathedral. Ludgeriplatz and ...
4/5 Very Good! (235 reviews)
Perfect host in Muenster City
"Very comfortable beds, excellent location and friendly staff."

Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2019

ibis Muenster City
Parkhotel Hohenfeld Münster
Parkhotel Hohenfeld Münster
4 out of 5
Dingbaengerweg 400, Münster
The price is AU$150 per night from 28 Jan. to 29 Jan.
Situated in Münster, this hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Allwetterzoo Münster, LWL Museum of Natural History and Lake Aasee. Muhlenhof Open-Air Museum and ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (210 reviews)
"Somewhere we have stayed several times. Not far from the centre of Munster on a regular bus route. An imposing looking building with bicycle hire and swimming pool available for guests. Breakfasts were excellent with a wide and varied choice of foodstuffs on offer."

Reviewed on 6 Dec. 2021

Parkhotel Hohenfeld Münster
Factory Hotel
Factory Hotel
3.5 out of 5
An Der Germania Brauerei 5, Münster, NW
The price is AU$141 per night from 27 Feb. to 28 Feb.
Located in Mitte-Nordost, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Münster Castle and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Münster Cathedral. University of Münster and Münster Botanical ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (225 reviews)
"Very nice and modern hotel"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2021

Factory Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Familienfreundliche Zentrale Ferienwohnung im Hansaviertel
Familienfreundliche Zentrale Ferienwohnung im Hansaviertel
Sophienstraße 6, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia
Located in Innenstadtring, this family-friendly Münster apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of GOP Variety Theater, Prinzipalmarkt and Münster City ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Super Wohnung
"Toll ausgestattete Wohnung, liebevoll eingerichtet, super Lage, sehr gastfreundliche Vermieterin...."

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2022

Familienfreundliche Zentrale Ferienwohnung im Hansaviertel
Münster Altstadttraum
Münster Altstadttraum
3.5 out of 5
Jüdefelderstraße 46, Münster
Located in Altstadt Münster, this apartment building is 0.3 mi (0.5 km) from University of Münster and 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Münster Cathedral. Münster Castle ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (6 reviews)
Klasse Wohnung in Münster
"Sehr schöne, große und bestens ausgestattete Wohnung. Abends\nachts kann es lauter sein, da ringsum schon mal gerne gefeiert wird. Fussläufig sind die Innenstadt und der Aasee gut zu erreichen. Bei Nachfragen war der Vermieter immer erreichbar und sehr hilfsbereit."

Reviewed on 20 Sep. 2020

Münster Altstadttraum
Stylisches Münster City-apartment 83 m²
Stylisches Münster City-apartment 83 m²
Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia
Located in Innenstadtring, this apartment building is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from GOP Variety Theater and 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Münster Cathedral. Museum of Lacquer ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
A great place to stay
"Kilian was an excellent host and the apartment is in a fantastic location. Across the street from the main train station and a short walk to the downtown promenade. We couldn't be happier with our stay. Our young children also appreciated having their own beds and were able to play in both the bedroom ..."

Reviewed on 13 Jan. 2022

Stylisches Münster City-apartment 83 m²
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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