Park Walk in Münster, Munster

Münster is a city that will pleasantly surprise you with its green areas and numerous parks, most of which were built on top of former fortifications. Today these recreational spaces represent the pride and joy of the city of Münster. This tour gives you the chance to visit six of these wonderful parks.
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Park Walk in Münster Map

Guide Name: Park Walk in Münster
Guide Location: Germany » Munster (See other walking tours in Munster)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Author: Xena
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Aegidiischanze

1) Aegidiischanze

The Aegidiischanze is a green area and former sconce on the southwestern edge of the city center. It served as a fortress of Aegidiitores and was surrounded by a moat. In the late 19th century, it was transformed into an urban green space by the Münster City Council and honorary citizen, Adolf Kleimann. In 1964, on the western edge of the hill a monument was erected in honor of the fallen soldiers from the 4th (Westphalian) Cuirassiers "von Driesen".
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Ludgeriplatz

2) Ludgeriplatz

The Ludgeriplatz is located on the southern edge of the city center, at the intersection of the six main streets. It is named after the Frisian missionary, Saint Ludger, who is considered to be the founder of the city. Of special interest is the fact that the park features two bronze sculptures: "Servant with a horse" and "Maid with the bull", created by Rémy Zaugg during the Skulptur Projekte Münster.
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Engelenschanze

3) Engelenschanze

The Engelenschanze is located in the south-center of Münster. Up until 1764, it was surrounded by a moat. During the 19th and 20th centuries, this area was converted into an urban green space with fountains, alleys, and soft lawns. Since 1975, it also features the kinetic sculpture "Three rotating squares" by the American artist George Rickey.
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Hörsterplatz

4) Hörsterplatz

The Hörsterplatz is a small urban park in the Westphalian city of Münster. It is located close to the Promenade and the National Archives. In the middle of the park, you will find a monument of an eagle, dedicated to the soldiers of the Royal Prussian Artillery, who fell during the first World War.
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Coerdeplatz

5) Coerdeplatz

The Coerdeplatz is a green area located near the Zwinger kennel, to the north of the Promenade. This park is known as the oldest city playground, which was first mentioned in a newspaper publication in 1904. In August 2005, the red oak from the Coerdeplatz was given the status of the first municipal Dummy Tree.
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Kreuzschanze

6) Kreuzschanze

The Kreuzschanze is a park and a former sconce on the northern edge of the city center of Münster. Originally, it was protected by a moat, which is still preserved in the form of two small ponds. This area was converted into a park in the late 19th century after the demolition of the city walls and fortifications. The Kreuzschanze features statues of honored artists and scholars, such as Annette von Droste-Hulshoff , Julius Otto Grimm and Bernard Altum.

Walking Tours in Munster, Germany

Create Your Own Walk in Munster

Create Your Own Walk in Munster

Creating your own self-guided walk in Munster is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
West Munster Walking Tour

West Munster Walking Tour

West Munster offers a concentration of fascinating tourist attractions, like the Münster Zoo and Hippomax, the Botanischer Garten and an unique open-air museum. Take this two-hour tour to explore the most interesting sights in the western part of the city.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.1 km
Museum Walking Tour in Munster

Museum Walking Tour in Munster

Münster is well-known for its long list of fascinating museums. This wonderful city can tell you much about history, archeology, geology, art, and other fields. Take this tour to get acquainted with its culture and discover the most interesting of Münster museums.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Münster Nightlife Tour

Münster Nightlife Tour

Münster isn't just museums and parks, it also offers its visitors an active nightlife. It is home to a plethora of bars and pubs, most of which are eager to entertain their visitors seven days a week. Take this tour to explore the hottest nightspots in town.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
Munster Religious Buildings Tour, Part 1

Munster Religious Buildings Tour, Part 1

Münster is a wonderful place for those who are interested in religious architecture. The old town district features many beautiful Gothic, Romanesque, Classicism, and Baroque-style churches. Take this tour to explore the Westphalian religious heritage.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Munster Religious Buildings Tour, Part 2

Munster Religious Buildings Tour, Part 2

The city of Münster dates back to 793, when a monastery was built on the right bank of the river Aa. This was the historic “headspring” of the town named “Monastery”. Consequently, one could claim it was destined for the new city to glorify the religion. Today, Munster is known for its numerous religious buildings and this tour aims to show you the most beautiful and inimitable of them.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Münster, a city in western Germany, makes the list of Germany's top tourist destinations primarily for its Medieval architecture. The most notable sights include 13th-century St. Paulus Dom featuring a mix of Gothic and Romanesque styles, Prinzipalmarkt square framed by gabled houses, the Gothic city hall, and late medieval Lambertikirche. For these and other pearls of Münster architecture, follow this orientation walk.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Munster for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Munster has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Munster, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.