Münster, Muenster or Munster all refer to the German city of Münster. A city and capital of the Munsterland region of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, Munster is considered a cultural centre. Situated in the northern part of the state, this city it is known as the bicycle capital of Germany. The city maintains an extensive trail network for bicycles, with lanes and paths linking all the city districts with the centre. There are special traffic light signals for bicycles and many places to rent bikes in the city. If you’d rather walk, the Promenade offers a great opportunity to trace the route of Munster’s long-gone medieval walls. This path goes by the Aasee, a beautiful and large artificial lake that is surrounded by a park.
Münster’s economy is based on many industries including public authorities, consulting companies, insurance companies, banks, computer centres, publishing houses, advertising and design, as well as service and tourism. Munster is the headquarters of BASF Coatings AG, Hengst GmbH & Co. KG, and Wyeth – a pharmaceutical corporation. There are many serviced offices in the area of Munster.
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Sights to see in Munster include St. Paul’s Cathedral, which was built in the 13th century. The building is a mix of late Romanesque and early Gothic styles. It houses an astronomical clock from 1540, adorned with hand-painted zodiac symbols. The clock follows the movement of the planets and plays a Glockenspiel tune at 12 noon every day. There are many dining choices in Münster. A popular option is Café Garbo, which offers vegetarian and vegan choices. They also use a lot of fair trade and ecological products.
The nearest major airport to Munster is Münster Osnabrück International Airport. This airport has international and domestic flights and is 27 km (17 miles) from the city centre. Another major airport is Dortmund Airport, offering international and domestic flights from Dortmund. This airport is 60 km (37 miles) from Munster. Paderborn Lippstadt Airport has international and domestic flights from Paderborn, Germany and is 130 km (81 miles) from the city of Munster. Münster offers connections to the rest of Germany via the Deutsche Bahn station, Münster Hauptbahnhof, the city also has a 24 hour bus system.