Prinzipalmarkt Münster


1648 – is, for one thing, a date of historic importance for both Münster and the whole of Europe. But for another, 1648 is a place: youthful, light and bright, located high above the rooftops of the Old Town. “1648” is the name given to the top floor of the Stadthaus in the heart of the city. It offers breathtaking panoramic views and is abolutely perfect for obtaining an overview of this ancient but incredibly youthful city. However, in order to experience it at first hand, you need to come down to ground level and experience the ban hustle and bustle of the Prinzipalmarkt.

Here, you only need to look round to see why Münster numbers among the “Historic Highlights of Germany”. With the Peace of Westphalia, which ended the 30 Years’ War, European history was written. The panorama of the gabled houses on Prinzipalmarkt, the mighty St. Paulus Cathedral, the baroque Schloss (residence), the venerable churches and the elegant aristocratic houses – they all set their stamp on the cityscape. The heartbeat of the 1200-year-old Hanseatic city is excitingly young. Bustling life and a constant stream of new faces is ensured by the around 60,000 students.

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Facts & Figures

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Year 793

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51.96251 latitude and 7.625187 longitude

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What is the city known for?

Prinzipalmarkt Münster

Hall of Peace

Peace of ‘Westphalia


  • Day of the Hansa
  • Münster Mittendrin
  • Schauraum