Holidays in Prinzipalmarkt

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Prinzipalmarkt

Architectural gems of the Middle Ages line the sides of this spacious plaza that serves as Münster’s political and commercial hub.

Overlooked by some of Münster’s most regal and historic buildings, the Prinzipalmarkt is a long and lively pedestrian avenue. Here, you’ll find high-end boutiques and cafés sheltered by elegant colonnades. Meet friends in this central square and explore the sights of the Old Town quarter.

At the southern end of the cobbled avenue stands the Townhouse Tower, with its elegant clock and fun daycare service. Admire the arches and spires of the nearby Historic City Hall’s gothic façade and consider the building’s importance in the 17th-century Peace of Westphalia that ended the Thirty Years’ War and the Eighty Years’ War. The gabled roofs and arcades of the neighboring houses mirror the pyramidal design of the old city hall building.

Notice how the shops retain their historic façades, in keeping with the elegant setting. Stroll north along the avenue and browse the luxury stores. You’ll find an array of jewelry shops, book stores and fashion brands. Pick up bread, rolls and pretzels from a bakery. Relax at a café and get a sense of the local culture as you watch people go by.

On the eastern side of the northern end of the Prinzipalmarkt stands St. Lambert’s Church. Spot the three iron cages hanging from the church’s spire; the cages are replicas of those that hung here for nearly five centuries and once contained the mutilated bodies of revolutionaries. Study the tall bell tower that exemplifies the late gothic architecture in the region. Note that much of the square was destroyed in World War II, but was reconstructed from 1947 to 1958 to resemble its prior state.

Find the Prinzipalmarkt in the heart of the Old Town or Altstadt quarter in central Münster. You can access it on foot or travel by bus to a nearby stop.

While you’re in this central area, make sure to see the Domplatz, the Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History and the Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso.

164 Cheap Hotels Near Prinzipalmarkt

ibis Muenster City
ibis Muenster City
2.5 out of 5
Engelstr. 53, Münster, NW
Fully refundable
The price is AU$114 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 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

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H4 Hotel Münster
H4 Hotel Münster
4 out of 5
Stubengasse 33, Münster, NW
The price is AU$147 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
Located in Altstadt Münster, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.2 km) from Museum of Lacquer Art and 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Münster Cathedral. Picasso Museum and Townhouse ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (647 reviews)
Great hotel in a great city!
"All was awesome!"

Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2021

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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
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H.ostel Münster
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2 out of 5
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The price is AU$82 per night from 9 Feb. to 10 Feb.
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ibis Muenster City
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The price is AU$114 per night from 10 Feb. to 11 Feb.
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The price is AU$147 per night from 13 Feb. to 14 Feb.
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The price is AU$141 per night from 27 Feb. to 28 Feb.
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The price is AU$121 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.
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