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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.



Open monument day

Take a look behind the scenes at various historical buildings
Once a year many historical buildings and monuments in Münster open their doors to the public. On that day there will be numerous guided tours, exhibitions, walks, bike tours and other events.



Volksbank Muenster 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".


18.09.2014 - 21.09.2014

"Schauraum - special"

The festival of museums and galleries
For four days in September, Münster becomes a well-mixed cocktail made up of art, culture and dolce far niente. Illuminations, exhibitions, lounges, live music and the citys many and varied food offerings provide visitors with an intoxicating mix for all the senses. A special highlight of this years Schauraum Special: The LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur is opening its spectacular new extension this weekend after a programme of building and renovation lasting several years.



Flea Market

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.



UCI Muensterland Giro Cycle Race

On the 3rd of October, Muenster will become the centre for professional cyclists. The UCI Muensterland Giro is a cycle race that leads the participants through the beautiful landscape of the Muensterland.


25.10.2014 - 02.11.2014


Autumn fun fair
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.



Sunday opening

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!


24.11.2014 - 23.12.2014

Christmas markets

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.



International Hanseatic League Day

We invite you to join us in celebrating the "International Hanseatic League Day". City tours focussing on the more than 625 years of Hanseatic history and the celebrated Hanseatic table, at which you will be served on the Prinzipalmarkt by the city's retailers, will make your weekend a very special experience.

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