Münster attractions

Top Choice Museum in Münster

LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

After a harmonious fusion of the 1908 neo-Renaissance original with an airy postmodern wing, Münster's main museum for art and culture now has the proper digs to match its prized collection of works from the Middle …
Cathedral in Münster

St-Paulus-Dom

The two massive towers of Münster’s cathedral match the proportions of this 110m-long structure and the vast square it overlooks. It’s a three-nave construction built in the 13th century, when Gothic architecture be…
Church in Münster

St Lambertikirche

One of Münster’s finest churches, the late-Gothic St Lambertikirche was built in 1450. It's filled with wonderful treasures but the most fascinating attraction is the three wrought-iron cages dangling from the openw…
Museum in Münster

Kunstmuseum Picasso

A treat for fans of Pablo Picasso, one of the 20th century's seminal artists, in this 18th-century neoclassical mansion whose changing exhibits are drawn from a prized collection of around 800 lithographic works. Th…
Historic Building in Münster

Historisches Rathaus & Friedenssaal

Dominating Prinzipalmarkt, Münster's city hall played a key role in ending the calamitous Thirty Years' War when an important sub-treaty of the Peace of Westphalia was signed here in 1648. You can visit the place of…
Historic Building in Münster

Erbdrostenhof

The Erbdrostenhof is a lavish mansion commissioned by a local baron and designed by Johann Conrad Schlaun (1695–1773), a master of the Westphalian baroque, a less exuberant expression of the style than in southern G…
Museum in Münster

Stadtmuseum

This sometimes engaging chronicle of 1200 years of Münster milestones includes a room on the Anabaptist rebellion where you can see the once-red-hot tongs used to torture Jan van Leyden and his unlucky colleagues be…
Church in Münster

Überwasserkirche

The Überwasserkirche (officially known as Liebfrauenkirche) is a 14th-century Gothic hall church with handsome stained-glass windows in the apse. The nickname translates as 'church across the water' and was inspired…
Palace in Münster

Schloss

The 1773 Schloss is the former residence of prince-bishops and now the main university building. It was blueprinted by baroque architect Johann Conrad Schlaun and constructed from local sandstone.
Church in Münster

Clemenskirche

The 1753 St Clemens Church is a baroque beauty blueprinted by local starchitect of the day, Johann Conrad Schlaun. The interior is not accessible but you can sneak a peek through the gate in the foyer at the domed c…