Münster City Travel Guide
Münster is an attractive and cosmopolitan melting pot of traditional buildings and modern architecture, designed to blend within the historic quarters. It is situated in the vincinity of Düsseldorf, Cologne and Germany's industrial region 'Ruhrpott'.
The atmosphere is lively and easy-going. Tourists and inhabitants alike enjoy the numerous shopping facilities and relax in one of the various restaurants, coffeeshops and beergardens which shape the city's face.
St. Paulus cathedral is an impressive mixture of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, a splendid church inside and outside.
Lamberti church is also worth a visit, and is situated at the 'Prinzipalmarkt', a square dominated by arcades, steep gables and luxury shopping.
The Erbdrostenhof, the church of St. Clemens and Dominican church are magnificient Baroque buildings designed by Johann Conrad Schlaun, the in-vogue architect of Münster in the 18th century.
'Krameramtshaus' is a building associated with politically and economically important trading guilds of the 14th century. In earlier times, it was a warehouse and a meeting point for traders. Today, the spectacular steepled house is used as a Dutch science and cultur center.
Münster university offers around 120 different courses of study in the humanities, medicine, and the social and natural sciences. Both students and staff alike enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and the academic opportunities of this traditional institute of higher learning.