Münster Travel Tip:

The Prinzipalmarkt in Münster

The Prinzipalmarkt is the oldest shopping street in Münster and is the center of the Old City. The tall, narrow houses with their steep gables and arched arcades on massive columns were originally built by wealthy investors. Generations of merchants have established their businesses along this remarkable street since the late 12th century. Even during the Middle Ages, the arcades made shopping possible in any weather condition. Destroyed in a bombing raid in 1943, the houses along the Prinzipalmarkt were rebuilt in the old style reflecting the street's quaint, old architecture and historic atmosphere. The Gothic gables of the City Hall and the Renaissance façade of the Stadtweinhaus (City Wine House) are almost exactly as they were during medieval times.

[ Source: http://historicgermany.com/3416.html ]

Related: http://www.prinzipalmarkt.de/
Address: 48127 Münster
Tags: Münster, Shopping

Location of Prinzipalmarkt

More Münster Travel Tips


Münster is an independent city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the northern part of the state and is considered to be the cultural centre of the Westphalia region. The city is most well known as the location of the Anabaptist Rebellion…

Related: Münster travel guide

Where to stay in Münster?

We have a collection of charming and inviting vacation rentals in Münster.

Ask a Local for special travel insider tips!

We make it easy for you to post your travel questions and get them answered by local residents and our property owners in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This way you get unqiue travel tips, personalized to your needs. Just type in your destination in the search box and go to your desired destination guide. From there look for the "Ask a Local" box, type in your question and submit. Typically you'll get 2-3 responses within less than 24 hours.

Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!

Download free eBook: 10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation!Register for our free monthly Germany travel newsletter and download as a gift this valuable eBook: "10 Tips on how to Live Like a German during your Germany Vacation" - written by Bettina Kraft, owner of the Live Like a German site.
[ + ] More Details

Germany Travel Tips & Recommendations: