Münster (Germany)

Münster is a major city in western Germany, located at the banks of a lake called "Aasee". The city was founded in 793 and the city's name means "monastery" in Latin. The city has a long history and numerous historical buildings, especially churches. In addition to that, Münster is known as Germany's most bicycle-friendly city. The most famous building is probably the Peace Hall, in which the agreement was signed, that concluded the Thirty Years' War. The town is a sizeable student center of Germany and in the summer the park areas surrounding the Aasee are filled with celebrating and barbecuing students. At the beach you can also rent pedal boats."

Population: 291,754
Beach : No
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official language: German
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: It is common to tip 5 to 5% if the service is good. For exceptional service, you might leave up to 15%.
Time in destination: Jan 24, 2021, 2:37:28 AM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 35.2 39.2 31.1 13
February 36.0 40.8 31.1 10
March 41.4 47.7 35.6 12
April 46.9 54.7 39.2 10
May 55.4 63.7 46.6 10
June 59.9 68.0 51.8 11
July 63.7 72.1 55.6 10
August 63.5 72.3 55.2 9
September 57.0 64.9 50.5 11
October 49.6 56.1 44.1 10
November 41.7 46.2 37.4 12
December 37.6 41.2 33.8 13

More information: Münster forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Münster is an average price destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $80.04, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $250.66, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Basic hotel: $86.56
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $16.47
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $28.33
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $4.26
  • Meal, McDonalds: $9.73
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $12.16

More information: Münster price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Münster destination map


Münster has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 64.6 (better than United states average 47.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 79.4 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 57.2 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Münster safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe