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Events in Münster

Münster offers a lot of events throughout the year. Discover upcoming events in the city:

Harbour festival

Celebrate Münster's harbour city festival featuring music entertainment, sport events on the water as well as culinary highlights. In the evening, colourful light installations and illuminations will create a special atmosphere at the harbour.

  • Harbour festival
  • Music entertainment
  • Sport activities
  • Culinary offers
  • Light illuminations
  • 12 - 14 June 2020

Münster verwöhnt

Taking place at a beautiful location in front of the palace, the gourmet event „Münster verwöhnt“ will introduce you to many delicacies. Around 20 restaurants from the region of Münster will be presenting their food specialities. A cocktail bar, beer garden and a program for the whole family are also awaiting you.

  • Culinary event
  • 22 - 24 June 2020

Turnier der Sieger

The dressage and show jumping championship in Münster is one of the oldest German equestrian tournaments and enjoys enormous popularity in one of the most important horse breeding areas in Germany. European, world, and Olympic champions are coming to battle for victories and rankings.

  • Equestrian sport
  • International dressage and show jumping
  • 27 - 30 August 2020

Schauraum 2019

For three days, Münster serves up a well-mixed cocktail made up of art, culture and "dolce farniente". Illuminations, exhibitions, lounges, eclectic foods and live music provide visitors with an intoxicating blend for all the senses.

  • Culture and art
  • Exhibitions
  • "Night of Museums and Galleries" for free
  • 3 - 5 September 2020

Christmas markets

Look forward to a pleasant advent time in Muenster! The city invites you to five Christmas markets with about 300 stalls. Discover the unique atmosphere of Muenster's old town with its festive decorations and lights, the smell of cinnamon, bratwurst and mulled wine.

  • Christmas markets
  • Handcrafted gifts
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • 23 November - 23 December 2020


The unique classic music is an open-air festival in its ninth edition with free entry: the wonderful scenery on the Lake Aasee terraces attracted over 20,000 visitors in the last years.

  • Classical open-air concerts
  • Wonderful location
  • Free of charge
  • 27 - 28 June 2020


Three times a year, the largest funfair in the whole Münsterland takes place in front of the picturesque backdrop of the Münster Castle. More than 200 stands of exciting rides, the classic Ferris wheel, various shops and many food stands attract about one million visitors every year.

  • Largest funfair in the whole Münsterland area
  • Takes place three times a year
  • Thursday is family day with great discounts
  • Big firework on Friday evening 9 pm
  • 14 - 22 March 2020
  • 16 - 20 July 2020
  • 24 October - 1 November 2020

Volksbank Münster Marathon

Since 2002, the Münster Marathon has established itself as one of the ten biggest marathons in Germany. Athletes like the marathon because of the good organisation, spectators with good spirit, friends and family can see them several times along the race course, great motivational quotes at each kilometre and transition boxes for the relay runners that are not disturbing for the marathon runners. The Münster Marathon is a huge sports and cultural event with an unmatched finish line at the historical Prinzipalmarkt within the city centre.

  • One of the ten biggest marathons in Germany
  • Great atmosphere along the race track
  • Unmatched finish line at the historical Prinzipalmarkt
  • 20th of September 2020

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