Follow the Mauritzhof Hotel’s bike tour

Follow the Mauritzhof Hotel’s bike tour -
Places to visit and things to do in Münster

How can you experience the city like a local? By bike of course. How perfect that Mauritzhof Hotel lies in the centre of Münster. At our doorstep: the green promenade. Forming a ring around the old town, it’s a favourite for cyclists, joggers and those just out for a stroll. Equally close by and convenient to reach: the main train station, the city centre, tourist attractions and shopping district around Prinzipalmarkt with its historic gabled houses.

We suggest the following tour, which naturally includes some of our own favourite spots. Whether you have a full day or only time to check out one of our tips on what to do visit in Münster, you’re sure to have fun on your explorations.

Following our healthy and tasty breakfast, you’ll be energised for your tour. We have hotel-own bikes ready for hire, and highly recommend these as your mode of transport. You’ll find that as a university town, Münster not only exudes a youthflair flair, it also has excellent cycling paths for getting around.

Wednesdays and Saturdays the vibrant open-air market should be your first stop of the day. With its bounty of fresh and regional products, it’s not just an institution among Münster’s locals. It also attracts visitors, fascinated by the colourful stands, and the buzzing atmosphere. Not to mention the beautiful backdrop: Münster’s cathedral and historic square.

For those who have already worked up an appetite, do stop in for lunch at Caputo’s. The Italian restaurant lies on Picasso Square, just opposite Germany’s only Picasso museum. It’s the casual sister of the much-celebrated restaurant Villa Medici. Within its urban interiors, Patrone Carmelo Caputo serves up a fine composition of dishes from his homeland in northern Italy.

Within 10 minutes you’ll reach Schloss Münster, the baroque palace built for the duke-bishop in the 18th century. If you time your visit well, you’ll even hear the bells ring as they strike the hour. When you’ve had your fill of regal splendour, a further 5-minute ride takes you from land to water. Here you’ll switch from bike to paddleboat and enjoy a leisurely float around the Aasee Lake.