Münster's main railway station is situated in the middle of the city. Different IC, EC and ICE connections link Münster with main cities in Germany and Europe. It takes two hours from Hamburg or Cologne to Münster by train, from Berlin approximately 3.5 hours.
You reach Münster directly via the motorways A 1 and A 43. A parking guidance system informs visitors about possibilities for parking in the city centre.
Convenient and cost-effective is the arriving by a long distance bus (Fernbus). For example, providers are 'ADAC Postbus', 'MeinFernbus' or 'FlixBus'.
At the international airport Münster-Osnabrück, there are a number of direct connections from Germany and Europe. From here you reach Münster's city centre by bus or taxi in 30 minutes.
A romantic carriage ride through the inner city of Münster (Westfalen) is a perfect opportunity to get to know the city better, the city offers countless sights.
Love is in the air and how could you enjoy your day better than in a horse carriage snuggled up in the arms of your loved one? In Münster lovers and other visitors can enjoy these romantic rides all year around. Starting point is the 'Prinzipalmarkt'. Followed by sights like 'Lambertikirche', 'Kiepenkerlplatz' and 'Rosenplatz', where the 'Brauerei Pinkus' (brewery of Pinkus) has its headquarters. The tour continues to the Hindenburgplatz and past the beautiful Münster castle (today the administration of the university Münster is located here). The carriage rides continue through the 'Botanischer Garten' (Botanical Garden) and to the Aasee.
The Aasee is a man-made reservoir. A biking and hiking trail is about 5.7 km runs around the lake, which is also used for jogging or a relaxing stroll. There are two small sailing boat harbors with gastronomy along the way.
Subsequently the drive goes back over the 'Aegidiiplatz' to the starting point 'Prinzipalmarkt'. The journey for this beautiful carriage ride takes about an hour (extensions are available). The carriage horses are Kaltblüter (coldbloods). These horses are characterized by their peace, meekness and obedience. These virtues are a prerequisite for carriage rides.
Enjoy the fresh air, ideally with a glass of champagne and with the one you love. Have a relaxing ride and fall even more in love!
More information: http://www.muenster-kutsche.de/
Escape Address: Prinzipalmarkt, 48143, Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Around 3.000 animals live in the 'Allwetterzoo Münster'. A visit is a great fun for young and old. The zoo is open every day of the year from 9 am and located directly at the 'Aasee' (in summer there is a waterbus across the Aasee from the city centre to the zoo's harbour).
A typical Westfalian dish is 'Blindhuhn' (blind chicken). But no chicken is processed in this stew. It consists of white beans, ham or bacon, cook apples and bulbs. The dish is called blind chicken, because even a blind chicken in this stew needs to find something good.
Germany's largest and oldest Christmas market is located on the 'Platz des Westfälischen Friedens' (square of the peace of Westphalia). Under a romantic light sky, there is a huge selection of jewelry and arts and crafts booths; a children's carousel and versatile gastronomic offers pleasure for big and small. The fragrance of roasted almonds, mulled wine and punch invites you to take a stroll.