Münster's Town Hall, a Gothic building dating from the mid-14th century with its high gable, is unique throughout Germany. The characteristic gabled building was faithfully reconstructed in the 1950s. In 1648, the Spanish-Dutch Peace Treaty – part of the Peace of Westphalia – was confirmed in the Hall of Peace. The Hall was completely refurbished at the beginning of 2003.
In April 2015, the European Heritage Label has been awarded to the Town Halls of Münster and Osnabrück as the ‚Sites of the Peace of Westphalia' by the European Commission. The European Heritage Label is an initiative of the European Union to improve knowledge of European history, as well as the role and values of the EU.
Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 5 pm
Saturday, Sunday, and public holiday: 10 am – 4 pm
Closed on Monday.
Adults EUR 2.00, groups of more than 10 people EUR 1.50 per person.
The following concession rates are available:
Severely disabled people and senior citizens above 65 years EUR 1.50;
young people and schoolchildren EUR 1.50;
groups of more than 10 people EUR 1.00 per person (incl. a multi-language CD guide;
duration (according to the language) approx. 15 minutes).
Guided tours: Every 15 minutes, and for groups by appointment.
Audio guides are available in the following languages: German, English, Dutch, French, Italian, Polish, Russian, Japanese and Spanish.