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ACCOMMODATION

We understand the importance of comfortable and convenient accommodation during your stay at the conference. To assist you, we have pre-selected four hotels, catering to a range of budgets and preferences. You can easily book these hotels through our linked hotel booking portal. Each hotel has been carefully chosen for its quality, service, and accessibility to the conference venues.

HOTEL BOOKING PORTAL (website available in German, English & Dutch)

Direct connections to the IdF building (Main Conference Venue) will be available via local public transport situated conveniently close to the hotels (see map below). Additionally, we are pleased to inform you that all local public transport costs are covered by your registration fee. This means you can travel conveniently around the city without any additional expense, ensuring a hassle-free experience as you move between your hotel, the conference venues, and other city attractions.


INTERACTIVE MAP

To help you visualize their locations, we have included an interactive map on this page. The map not only marks the selected hotels but also shows the conference venues and connecting bus route, allowing you to see the distance and plan your commute accordingly. While these hotels are our recommendations, feel free to explore other accommodation options available through various booking portals. Furthermore, we added some interesting spots for nature lovers, for sightseers, culture connoisseurs, and nightlife enthusiasts.


CONFERENCE VENUES

In line with the “pracademic dual chairmanship” the main conference locations will be both the buildings of the University of Münster and the IdF (State Fire Service Institute North Rhine-Westphalia). While the welcome reception, doctoral colloquium, workshops and tutorials are planned to be facilitated in the University of Münster, the actual conference, i.e. key notes and tracks, will be organized at the facilities of IdF.

MÜNSTER SCHLOSS / CASTLE ( click to extend)

Münster Castle was a prince-bishop’s residence until 1803. Today it is the seat of the University of Münster (mainly administration and student services). Thanks to its more than 250-year history, the castle offers an impressive backdrop for studying and “conferencing”. Next to the main auditorium there are several lecture halls and working rooms, which could be used for breakout sessions of the Doctoral Colloquium, Workshops or Tutorials.

INSTITUT DER FEUERWEHR (IDF) BUILDING ( click to extend)

The IdF building was built between 2014 and 2016 dedicated to the training of crisis management in large-scale disasters. The objective of the new building was to enable the institute to perform tabletop exercises both for the command unit and the crisis committee working on the same scenario. Thus, the building comprises two control rooms for the practicing units and numerous rooms for other purposes such as housing communication units and exercise control. The whole building is equipped with state-of-the art media technology, e. g. a remote controlled video surveillance of both control rooms. One of the objectives of the building is the demonstration of current technology in crisis management to policy makers in this field, so it seemed no longer appropriate to have only a completely manual system for visualization. Next to these functional aspects and state-of-the-art technology, the facility is prepared to facilitate around 650 courses with 15k participants per year. Accordingly, all relevant rooms (such as plenary room, a big canteen or media production) are at one central place.


THE CITY OF MÜNSTER

Here you will find some general information and pictures of Münster. Furthermore, we have taken the liberty of handpicking a few of the must-visit spots when you are here in Münster! Choose from the options on the map above or scroll down to find an attraction that fits your preference. We promise, you just can’t go wrong with any of them!

ABOUT MÜNSTER ( click to extend)

Münster, a multifaceted German city, is renowned as a center for education, a key player in the Westphalian peace, and a leader in climate protection. This vibrant city, with a population of around 315,000, including over 58,000 students, boasts one of Germany’s highest student densities. Known as Germany’s bicycle capital, Münster averages two bikes per resident and features the Promenade, a dedicated bike route lined with lush greenery. Dating back to A.D. 793, Münster’s rich history is reflected in its stunning architecture and ancient cathedrals. In 2004, it was lauded for having the world’s highest quality of life and was the first German city to win the Gold LivCom Award for cities with populations between 200,000 and 750,000.

Images retrieved from STADT MÜNSTER 


FOR NATURE LOVERS ( click to extend)

Lake Aasee

Photo: Press Office Münster / Tilman Roßmöller         

Relax on your day off at Münster’s very own Lake Aasee! Though swimming is not recommended, we highly encourage you to explore the beautiful path circling the lake, or perhaps indulge yourself to a nice boat ride.


Botanical Garden

         

Take a nice stroll through the gardens and appreciate the large collection of tropical and exotic plants at Botanical Garden Münster. Open to the public, the Botanical Garden offers its visitors an oasis of peace and relaxation in the middle of Münster. Recommended for all plant-lovers!

All images © Stadt Münster

FOR SIGHTSEERS ( click to extend)

Prinzipalmarkt

         

The historic principal marketplace of Münster, Germany, Prinzipalmarkt is the perfect place to take pictures of stunning architecture and also stop at a few stores or cafes along the way. Make sure to visit St. Lamberti Church and soak in its majestic beauty!


St. Paulus Dom

         

Rebuilt after the Second World War, the “Dom” is home to the astronomical clock and dates back to 1264. We especially recommend visiting on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s, as the weekly market takes place in the shadow of the cathedral on these days!

All images © Stadt Münster

FOR CULTURE CONNOISSEURS ( click to extend)

Picasso Museum

         

It’s always a treat to gaze upon the beauty of Picasso’s paintings. The Pablo Picasso Museum in Münster is the first Picasso museum in Germany. Visit the Picasso Museum to appreciate the exhibitions currently running! Click here to learn more.


LWL Museum for Art and Culture & LWL Museum of Natural History

         

Opened in 2019, the LWL Museum for Art and Culture brings together over 350,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, drawings, coins, as well as 135,000 books spanning over 1,000 years of history. Also don’t miss the chance to visit the LWL Museum for Natural History and the planetarium!

All images © Stadt Münster

FOR NIGHTLIFE ENTHUSIASTS ( click to extend)

Kuhviertel

         

Hearty beer gardens on a cozy summer evening? Exclusive hospitality in the old town? If this sounds like your idea of fun, Kuhviertel is a must!


Hafen Münster

         

Immerse yourself in the culture and gastronomy that the port offers! The harbor is the perfect scenic getaway filled with plenty of restaurants, bars, and lounges to visit. 

All images © Stadt Münster

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