North Rhine-Westphalia
Münster
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Münster The Essential
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The historic capital of Westphalia is today one of Germany's most important university centres. Its tasteful renovation has restored part of its glorious heritage, replete with innumerable Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance façades. The Peace of Westphalia, proclaimed in 1648 in Münster, put an end to the Thirty Years War, but much of Germany was carved up as a result. Peacetime favoured the emergence of the Calvinists who were granted the same rights as the Lutherans.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Münster
Cathedral treasure
Cathedral treasure
This modern building, which blends
120 minutes
Cathedral
Cathedral
A squat building with two sturdy towers,
30 minutes
Castle
Castle
Once the prince-bishops' residence, this
60 minutes
Fine Arts Museum of Westphalia
Fine Arts Museum of Westphalia
This museum is the abode of the Gothic
90 minutes
Prinzipalmarkt
Prinzipalmarkt
The town's busiest shopping arcade is
15 minutes
Wasserburg Hülshoff
Wasserburg Hülshoff
The square-towered outbuildings of the
60 minutes