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Münster – an attractive destination for holidaymakers and business travellers

There’s more to Münster than a great tourist destination. In addition to awesome attractions and must-see landmarks, the city is increasingly popular with business travellers. Münster Airport is an incredibly convenient port of call for those travelling into Germany for work, with easy connections and simple transfers for those looking to reach the surrounding regions and municipalities. What’s more, the Dutch border is just 50 kilometres away, making it an ideal alternative to travelling into the busier airports of the Netherlands. Münster-Osnabrück Airport (FMO) makes a great starting point for a memorable trip away. Throughout the year, several major airlines fly direct into and from the airport, connecting travellers with some of the finest vacation spots inside and outside Europe. Major airports and destinations covered include Faro, Malaga, the Canary Islands, the Greek islands and Palma de Mallorca. Other routes cover popular Turkish cities, including Adana, Antalya and Istanbul.

This area provides a breathtaking backdrop of the Send, a popular market that is held three times a year. Whatever you’re into, this celebrated city is definitely worth a trip. Book your flights to Münster today with SunExpress!

Short facts

Local time 22:01
Country: Germany
Language: German
Currency: Euro

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Beat the crowds and traffic at FMO Airport

Münster-Osnabrück Airport mainly serves the cities of Münster and Osnabrück, along with the nearby district of Steinfurt. Located just outside the town of Greven, the airport is easily accessible via the A1 and A30 motorways. Visitors will find ample parking spaces at the airport, with excellent rates that make long-term parking a highly viable option – perfect if you’re travelling some distance to the airport and want to save cash on public transport or taxi fares. Simply park your car at the airport, grab your parking ticket, and your car will be waiting for you upon your return to Germany. What’s more, the state-of-the-art parking garage also provides e-filling stations, so drivers of electric cars can recharge their vehicles at no cost. Münster-Osnabrück Airport is also conveniently reached via reliable public transport routes. Buses run regularly to and from the airport to the railway stations of Münster, Osnabrück and Ibbenbüren. The airport also offers several car rental offices, ideal if you prefer to drive yourself and haven’t had time to arrange transport before your flight.

First-rate facilities and services at Münster-Osnabrück Airports

Münster-Osnabrück Airport (FMO) is much more user-friendly compared to other major German airports. A lower number of passengers means there are fewer crowds and lines to worry about, with most check-ins taking as little as 30 minutes, which is convenient if you’re tight for time and need to make a last-minute flight. Some airways even offer early check-in the night before your flight, so you can leave your luggage with your airline and travel back to the airport the following day without all that extra baggage. If you have any time to spare before your departure, there’s plenty to keep you occupied and entertained at the airport. Enjoy a cup of coffee and a light snack in the lounge, or keep on top of emails and urgent business with numerous workstations and free internet access. The airport also offers WLAN connection for your devices, with free surfing for a maximum of one hour.

Essential sights in Münster: explore the Old Town

Even if you’re visiting Münster on business, you have to make time to explore the numerous landmarks and sights of the city. Enjoy a leisurely stroll throughout the historic Old Town with its centuries-old cathedral and market, or savour the sights of the old arches and houses. You’ll find plenty to keep you occupied here, with dozens of cafes, restaurants and shops. If you’re looking to stock up on keepsakes and souvenirs, make sure you pencil in some time for a wander about the main market in the heart of town. Here, you’ll also find the historic town hall, dating all the way back to the 14th century. The region offers plenty of boating opportunities with the Aasee, a sprawling lake that’s popular with sailing enthusiasts and water sport fans. You can also take in the sights from the shore – perfect for a spot of hiking or cycling. This area is renowned for its natural beauty and was voted the most beautiful park in Europe in 2009.

Explore your surroundings by bicycle

Münster is famous for its high number of cyclists. Many areas of the city and its surrounding areas are specially tailored to cyclists, and tourists should allot at least one afternoon to saddling up and taking to one of many bike paths. One of the best areas to indulge in a spot of cycling is the north of the city, with acres of unspoilt wilderness playing host to rare species of birds, including dwarf dolmens, cormorants and grey-winged breeds. Other attractive destinations for cycling include Hülshoff Castle in Havixbeck, about ten kilometres out of the city itself. Surrounded by a large park, this castle was once the home of the renowned poet, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. The city of Münster also has its own castle, which is today used as a campus for the local university.

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