Events and dates
What's up in Münster?
Be it top athletic performances, cultural highlights or plenty of fun for the young and old - Münster's calendar of events is filled to the brim throughout the year. And it often includes highlights that attract international even attention.
We’ve drawn up a series of special events for the current year in more detail.
We would be pleased to assist you in booking the appropriate hotel room or selecting the accompanying programme. Just call us or send us an e-mail.
21.5.2016 - 17.9.2016
Im Juli "Nachtflohmarkt" 20 bis 14 Uhr (15./16.7.)
Muenster's flea market is one of the largest open-air flea markets in Europe and attracts thousands of visitors from home and abroad every year. The large flea market will take place on the Schlossplatz and the bordering promenade.
1.7.2016 - 3.7.2016
"Münster verwöhnt ..."
Muenster's gourmets can look forward to a very special culinary happening this year - the gourmet-event "Münster verwöhnt...". The culinary captial invites its guests to discover exclusive delicacies. 19 restaurants and prestigious top chefs from the Muensterland present the finest of top cooking.
8.7.2016 - 10.7.2016
Münsters Stadtfest mit Joris und Sister Sledge
Münster City Festival: Fun and food in the heart of Münster city!
The second weekend in July is the time for Münster city centre, with all its attractive event spaces, to invite young and old alike to come and join in, enjoy, marvel, and generally have a good time.
25.8.2016 - 28.8.2016
Turnier der Sieger
Großes Reit- und Springturnier
Major riding and show-jumping event
European, world, and Olympic champions are coming to battle for victories and rankings. The equestrian event in Muenster is one of the oldest German tournaments and enjoys enormous popularity in one of the most important horse-breeding areas in Germany.
1.9.2016 - 3.9.2016
Schauraum - Das Fest der Museen und Galerien in Münster
The festival of museums and galleries
For three days in September, Münster becomes a well-mixed cocktail made up of art, culture and "dolce far niente". Illuminations, exhibitions, lounges and live music provide visitors with an intoxicating mix for all the senses.
15. Volksbank Münster-Marathon
The runners cover over 42 kilometres here in Muenster. The route passes through different parts of town in Muenster, and of course through the historic city centre, Muenster's "parlour".
Sparkassen Münsterland Giro.2016
A festival of cycle racing in the bicycle capital of Germany
For the Münsterland region, the 3rd of October is not only a public holiday, it has also become a traditional cycle racing day.
22.10.2016 - 30.10.2016
Münsters größtes Volksfest
Münster’s fantastic funfair on Schlossplatz
The Send - Münster's biggest carnival and the oldest annual fair in the Münsterland - attracts over a million visitors every year. Around 250 fairground operators from all over Germany come three times a year to present the latest sensations on the Schlossplatz.
Shops within the belt of the "Promenade" as well as within the area around the station are open beetwen 1 and 6 pm and invite you for shopping on Sunday!
21.11.2016 - 23.12.2016
Münster's Christmas markets are unique: over 300 stands and festive illumination await the visitors in the wonderful atmosphere of the historical old town. The Christmas market stands are lined up along the market streets like pearls in a chain. They are just a few minutes walk from one another other.