Between Cologne and Hamburg, Münster is a a lively city, almost entirely rebuilt after WW2, and now home to a vibrancy-inducing student population. There’s plenty of modern Germany to appreciate here, but Münster also has some cultural treasures. Many of the best places to stay in Münster are close to the lively bar and restaurant areas, but don’t worry if you like the look of one of the less central best place to stay in Munster, this town is full of bikes and there are great cycle lanes and facilities for cyclists.
Even if you don’t need a bike to get around it can be fun to rent one here. But most of the main sights are within strolling distance, within the old medieval walls, including the Peace Hall, many of the most visit-worthy churches and cathedrals. Also go and see the man-made Aasee lake and the fantastic local museum, the Museum für Kunst and Kultur.
Despite much of the city being rebuilt last century, there are some survivors from bygone eras, including the charming shopping arcades of the Münster Arkaden, the impressive collection of Westphalian buildings of the open-air Mühlenhof-Freilichtmuseum and of course a number of the great churches.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Munster is perfectly placed for exploring this city and enjoying its buzzy atmosphere.
A cutting edge design hotel, previously an old factory and brewery. All white rooms and suites with all the mod cons, plus two fantastic European restaurants, two bars and live DJ performances. A hip hop and happening lifestyle hotel.