With around 55,000 students, Münster is the thirdbiggest university city and one of the most popular places to study in Germany. Young people set their stamp on the rhythm of life in Münster and create a special, lively atmosphere. The bicycle is the most important means of transport in Münster and has long been a symbol for this environmentally conscious city.
The picturesque, historical centre of the 1200-year-old city with its many churches and museums also offers delightful contrasts to the many examples of modern architecture. The Promenade, which surrounds the entire city centre, the many parks and the Aasee Lake are ideal for relaxing outdoors.City festivals, music festivals, art exhibitions, flea markets: there is always something going on, and the many visitors from all over the world can look forward to a warm and open welcome.
At the weekend, you can take a trip into the lovely countryside around Münster or visit one of the nearby nature conservation areas or one of the over 100 moated castles of the Münsterland. And if you wish to go further afield, you can be in Cologne, Hamburg, Berlin or Amsterdam in only a few hours by train.
By air, Münster can be easily reached via Münster-Osnabrück Airport or the airports in Dortmund, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt.