About Muenster

Muenster is one of the top addresses when it comes to choosing a venue for a trade fair, a congress or any other event. After all, it's not just the facilities which make an event a success. A city's atmosphere, its leisure facilities, and its transport connections are all just as important. And it's here that Muenster has plenty to offer – as an university city, a hanseatic city, Germany's cycling capital, the city where the peace treaty ending the Thirty Years War was signed, and as one of the member cities of the "Historic Highlights of Germany".

Already 1648 Muenster made a name for itself across Europe as a venue for a congress: 150 delegates and their retinues from all over Europe came to stay here to sign a treaty in the Town Hall which ended the Thirty Years War.

Today Muenster is a modern, young-at-heart city with 280,000 inhabitants, including around 55,000 students. An innovative city with a strong economy, a city of science and savoir-vivre. But Muenster has stayed true to its traditions – which is why this city, with its cosmopolitanism and hospitality, offers the best conditions for making your event a success. With dedication and a combination of history, culture and atmosphere to experience and enjoy.

Four good reasons for choosing Muenster

Muenster has atmosphere

Muenster's historic old town alone is worth a visit. But the best thing here is that visitors can combine sightseeing and cultural delights with an extended shopping expedition. The Prinzipalmarkt is one of Germany`s best shopping locations. And ending your shopping spree in one of Muenster's cafés and restaurants is also typical of the city's lifestyle. How about a glass of wine or of Muenster's very own Pinkus beer while you sit admiring the Cathedral, the Town Hall or …?

Muenster – a city of artistic and cultural delights

In this city of education and science a visit to one of the 31 museums here is simply a must – whether it's the Westphalian State Museum or the Pablo Picasso Museum of Graphic Arts. Since 1977 there has been a sculpture exhibition here every ten years enjoying international repute. But there are also 20 theatres and variety theatres, as well as 20 cinemas and numerous galleries – all offering pleasure and stimulation day-in, day-out.

Muenster gives you an appetite for more

Muenster is an attractive city located in the middle of the charming Muensterland countryside. So, after a particular event is over, why not extend your stay a little? In the middle of the city the Promenade, Lake Aa, the Kreativkai and the canal offer splendid opportunities for running, cycling or rollerblading. Or how about a canoe tour on the idyllic River Werse?

The Muensterland

Muenster is the city for cycling. A cycling tour in the attractive surrounding countryside is an absolute must. A 4,000 km network of cycle paths shows the Muensterland from its finest side. And again and again, between fields and meadows, farmhouses and forests, you come across one of the many moated castles here.

Currency

The Euro “€” is the official currency in Germany. You can change money at banks, post offices and currency exchanges in airports or train stations. Classic credit cards are American Express, MasterCard and Visa; Diners Club is rarely used, but accepted by major hotels, petrol stations or large shops. Otherwise cash will be accepted. 

Electricity

The voltage in Germany is 220V. The electrical sockets may be different and you might need to take an adaptor plug with you to use your electronic devices. Adapters are widely available in electronics stores.

Letter of invitation

If you require an official invitation letter in order to attend the congress, please contact the 60th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis Research (GTH) secretariat gth(at)mci-group.com and specify the necessary details. This service is intended to assist participants who need to obtain a visa or a permission in order to attend the congress. The letter of invitation does not indicate any obligation, financial or other, of the organiser. All expenses incurred in relation to the congress are your sole responsibility.

Sales tax

Value added tax (VAT) is a type of sales tax. In Germany the normal VAT rate of 19% is added to the net price. On certain products and services, such as books, staple foods (except soft drinks and spirits), newspapers, flowers and public transport tickets the reduced VAT rate of 7% is applied.
Banks are usually open between 10:00 AM and 18:00.

Time zone

Muenster is located in the Central European Time zone MEZ. 

Tourist information 

Muenster information
Heinrich-Brüning-Strasse 9
Phone + 49 (0)2 51 4 92-27 10
Fax + 49 (0)2 51 4 92-77 43
info(at)stadt-muenster.de 

Opening hours

Mon–Fri   9:30–18:00
Sat          9:30–13:00

Visa requirements

It is your sole responsibility to take care of meeting visa requirements. If you require an entry visa, you should plan ahead and give the application procedure plenty of time. Please contact the nearest embassy or consulate to find out about guidelines and processing times for visa applications.

Please note that the organisers will not contact embassies or consulates on behalf of visa applicants.