Located in the middle of the Münsterland region’s cultural landscape in northern North Rhine-Westphalia, Münster has more than just history to offer – even though the Peace of Westphalia treaty was signed here in 1648, bringing the Thirty Years’ War to an end. Münster has a few more superlatives under its belt. It is Germany’s third largest university city and it is the country’s cycling capital. And not without good reason: the bicycle is the most popular means of transport in the city, and with around 500,000 ‘Leeze’ (the local word for a bike) they outnumber the inhabitants two to one.
Whether on foot or by bike, the city has plenty to discover. Sights include the old city hall containing the Peace Hall, the St. Lamberti church, the Erbdrostenhof city palace and the St. Clemens church reminiscent of Italian baroque style. Visitors can also enjoy a variety of tours taking in art found in public places, primarily the result of the ‘skulptur projekte’ exhibition series held every ten years.