Sights located close to the H4 Hotel Münster
The H4 Hotel Münster is only a few minutes away by foot from the famous main marketplace, the castle and the cathedral. The hotel is thus the ideal starting point for a walk through the episcopal city of Münster.
After driving for about nine minutes, you can also reach the Planetarium in the LWL Museum of Natural History. Literally reach for the stars and embark here on a journey to distant galaxies, impressive milky ways and the far-away planets of our universe.
Not only is the well-developed promenade ideal for a walk along Lake Aa, the ring road is also exclusively designated for use by cyclists and pedestrians. This is also where you will also find the famous Zwinger dungeon, housing the contemporary artwork by Rebecca Horn entitled ”Das gegenläufige Konzert” (“The Concerto in Contrary Motion”).
Destinations reachable from the H4 Hotel Münster
During your stay in the H4 Hotel Münster, why not make an excursion to Osnabrück, known as the “city of peace”, located about 58 km away in Lower Saxony. Osnabrück is the only city in Germany located in the middle of a nature park, the TERRA.vita Nature and Geopark. This covers an area of 1,500 km² and has been a UNESCO site since 2004. Situated within the park is the Route of Megalithic Culture with Stone-Age megalithic tombs and impressive dinosaur tracks.
Located about 13 km from our hotel, the tranquil pilgrimage site of Telgte invites you to discover its 1,200-year-old history. Delight in the attractive narrow streets, idyllic squares and medieval features. The landmark of the picturesque pilgrimage site is the 600-year-old pietà, which is almost 1.5 metres tall and depicts the encounter of the Virgin Mary with her dead son Jesus Christ. Around 100,000 worshippers visit the pilgrimage destination on the River Ems each year.
TERRA.vita nature park
The TERRA.vita nature park near Osnabrück, with its natural monuments, offers a journey back in time through 300 million years of Earth’s history. Dinosaur tracks, medieval castles and historic villages with lovingly restored half-timbered houses rank among the highlights of this region with incredibly diverse scenery.
Places of interest near the H4 Hotel Münster
The Münster All-Weather Zoo
When building the All-Weather Zoo in Münster the planners came up with the idea of combining all of the big animal houses via roofed pathways. Since then these have been protecting the visitors not only from bad weather, but also providing shade during high summer. This concept, together with the more than 330 species of animal and the picturesque location of the zoo not far from the Lake As, draws almost one million visitors a year to the zoo.» Continue to Location & surroundings
With the artificial Lake Aa, Münster has a popular and idyllic local recreation area - and it’s located in the middle of the city! Along the 5.4-long footpath, which is also inviting for joggers, visitors can stop for a bite to eat in the cafes and restaurants at both of the small ports with a view of the lake, or make a side trip to museums or all-weather zoo located close to the lake.
Together with the adjoining buildings, the baroque electoral Münster Castle now forms the main part of the university. Above and beyond this, it is at the same time one of the most popular destinations for visitors to the episcopal city. A botanical garden is also part of the castle; it is encircled by a stelliform castle moat.
A highlight of the cityscape in the episcopal city of Münster is Saint Paul Cathedral. Combining different architectural styles, the cathedral is located on a small hill in the city centre and can be reached on foot in a few minutes from the hotel. The artistically and culturally important building attracts both believers and tourists alike. Guided tours are possible outside of the hours of worship.
The baroque moated Nordkirchen Castle is one of the many worthwhile destinations for visitors in the region around Münster. In addition to the elaborate water installations, a park around 70 hectares in size forms part of the castle complex. By registering in advance, visitors can take part in guided tours of the park. More than 500,000 visit the “Westphalian Versailles” every year.
Not far from
Münster, the moated Hülshoff Castle invites interested parties to
discover the history of the castle and the life of the poet Annette
von Droste-Hülshoff. Amidst the greenery visitors can look around
the museum dedicated to the life of the poet and the expansive park.
The offer is complemented by a cafe-restaurant in the historic
vaulted cellar which also includes a sun terrace.
The historic street close to the town hall, with its many merchants’ houses, has been inviting visitors for a shopping spree for centuries. The distinctive design of the gabled houses on both sides of the main marketplace characterise the look of the historic old town in Münster.» Continue to Location & surroundings