Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität


Your stay in Münster

St Paul’s Cathedral
The Lake Aasee

There are three things that first time visitors to Münster notice right away: the beautiful city center, the large number of bicycles and the abundance of young people. Since October 2004 Münster has proudly called itself “the world’s most liveable city.”  Münster is home to the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität (WWU), one of the five largest universities in Germany with about 43,000 students (at least one-fifth of the city’s entire population).

Also striking in Münster is the interesting architectural interplay between the many historic churches and the new buildings - a juxtaposition which has earned Münster the nickname "Rome of the North". One can happily stroll along the Prinzipalmarkt, a street of gabled houses and buildings, and admire the town hall with its famous peace hall, the numerous shops and the Michaelisplatz which represents the opening to Cathedral Square with St Paul’s Cathedral. The main building of the university is the historic castle in the center of the city, but additional university buildings are located throughout the entire city.

The Lake Aasee ©Steinweg
The Promenade ©Presseamt Münster, MünsterView

The majority of the inhabitants of Münster enjoy cycling around the city. The promenade, a green ring around the old town, encourages bike riding, jogging, and leisurely strolls. The banks of Lake Aasee in the center of the city are also a popular hangout and ideal for picnicking and sunbathing. Yet Münster has even more to offer: The diverse museums are as attractive as the architectural beauty of the city.

There are many options for going out in the evening. The "Kreativkai", Münster’s rebuilt harbor, has numerous bars, clubs and discos for all ages. The "Kuhviertel", an area of pubs and bars on the edge of the historical old town, is also quite popular among visitors and locals alike.

Conference rooms

All lectures take place in the Heereman’scher Hof. This historical building in the heart of Münster was completely renovated and has been used for conferences, meetings and offices since 2012. In the historical ambiance of the former home of the Heereman family, students are offered a modern conference and meeting area. The lecture rooms are equipped with the latest audio visual equipment and free Wi-Fi.

Heereman'scher Hof
Conference Rooms


Many students travel from outside the city and require accommodation during the parts of the program where attendance is required. The city of Münster has lots to offer by way of accommodation in all price ranges: from a comfortable Westphalia guesthouse to a sophisticated design hotel. An overview of accommodation possibilities can be found on the city of Münster website. We are happy to assist further. The University is able to obtain reductions and discounts at a number of places to stay which students may be able to use.  


Thanks to their central position, our premises are easy to get to from most hotels using either public transport or a (rented) bicycle. For those travelling by car, there are numerous car parks close by. Information for arrival and location of the WWU Weiterbildung gemeinnützige GmbH can be found here.

Networking and Support

Participating in a study program not only provides students with a degree, professional skills and competences, but also offers them an ideal opportunity for networking. We are happy to organize leisure activities to support networking, like making dinner reservations at popular Münster restaurants or organizing activities such as city tours and museum visits. Students have always welcomed this offer in the past.

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