Leisure And Life
There are various alternatives for students to find accommodation in Münster.
Probably the best-known and most frequently used option is the Studierendenwerk halls of residence. You can apply there for one of the many student flats in Münster or Steinfurt. They offer both single flats and shared accommodation (WGs).
One of the advantages of living with the Studierendenwerk is that the rents are affordable compared to the private housing market and each hall of residence has a house manager who handles any issues in the flat (broken lights, fridge, etc.).
The many friends and wonderful moments you will experience in the student halls of residence (or elsewhere during your studies) will certainly hold a special place in your memories.
However, it is also possible to find accommodation outside of the Studierendenwerk. The most frequently used websites are:
Shared accommodation & flats Münster (Facebook group): facebook.com
You want to know where to go in Münster?
Google Calendar of the AStA FH
Our Google Calendar, to which you may subscribe using any digital calendar, will keep you informed about dates and events that we organise as the AStA. We also keep you in the loop through our website, our social media channels and the AStA Update newsletter.
is a website where cultural and political events are published. You can also subscribe to the mailing list there to make sure you don't miss out on anything.
Discover many events as well as the cinema programme online or in the print edition of the weekly newsreel for Münster.
Almost every event is announced on Facebook, so follow the organisers, places and initiatives that catch your interest, or take a look every now and then, and you're more than likely to stumble upon something.
The place to be to have a barbecue with your friends in the summer, spend a relaxed evening or simply go for a nice walk to really calm down and get your mind off things!
On hot days, the canal is the place to be to cool off. Not only can you sunbathe here, but also go for a swim. And if the weather is not exclusively sunny, take the chance to enjoy the greenery.
At the harbour, you not only have a beautiful view but also numerous lovely restaurants and bars where you can indulge in culinary delights.
Right behind it is the Hansaring, which is home to numerous pubs and cafés that attract young folks.
The old town is commonly referred to among students as the Kuhviertel, and primarily Jüdefelderstraße and Kreuzstraße, with their numerous pubs and bars. You can certainly pull quite a few all-nighters here.
If you want to satisfy your craving for culture once again, the LWL is exactly the place to be. New exhibitions on a wide range of topics are regularly held here.
Located next to the LWL Museum is the Münster Cathedral. On the Domplatz, you will find flowers, fruits and vegetables and many other kinds of fresh food and beautiful goods for sale twice a week.
Verein zur Förderung kommunaler Filmarbeit e.V. (Association for the Promotion of Municipal Film Work e.V.)
The room offers space for many different occasions: in the mornings it is a café for parents and their children, in the afternoons it is a district office and in the evenings it is a place for a wide variety of regulars' tables and events.
The Baracke is a student cultural and event centre, as well as the home of the Political Science and Sociology departments.
The B-Side is home to the cultural association, the house project and the festival. A diverse bottom-up collective that has been working since 2015 on a non-profit and community-oriented utilisation concept for the emerging socio-cultural centre in the former Hill warehouse.
F 24 (KulturVerein Frauenstraße 24 e.V.)
The cultural activities at F24 range from concerts to readings, exhibitions and film screenings.
Leo:16 is a pub and a collective. A place for events and concerts, networking and exchange.
Concerts, parties, workshops, readings, further education and other events
Culture and meeting centre
Culture and Meeting Centre Achtermannstraße
KCM Schwulenzentrum Münster e.V.
Non-profit association founded in 1985 - works for emancipation and against discrimination of homosexual people & venue for queer groups/meetings etc.
Catholic Student and University Community
Protestant Student Community
In Steinfurt, the housing market is not quite as tense as in Münster.
Similar to Münster, there is also the possibility of moving into the Studierendenwerk hall of residence. Single rooms and shared accommodation is available there, directly opposite the Steinfurt campus.
Alternatively, you can check out the private housing market in Steinfurt via the well-known websites:
Theater Münster 50% off the day ticket price (minimum amount €6, only for students under the age of 28)
Wolfgang-Borchert-Theater Discounted rate for students
Varité-Theater 50% discount on Wednesday, 25% discount on other days (only for students up to 27 years)
Der kleine Bühnenboden Reduced rate for students up to 30 years of age
Boulevard Theater Students pay only 11€ daily
Cinema & Kurbelkiste Reduced rate for students up to the age of 45
Schlosstheater Reduced rate for students (always except Friday, Saturday and before/on public holidays from 6.30 pm)
Cineplex Reduced rate for students
LWL Naturkundemuseum & Planetarium €4 each or €7 combination ticket - Reduced rate for students up to 30 years of age
Allwetterzoo €11.90 (online) or €12.90 (on site); As of November even cheaper due to winter season - Reduced rate for students
LWL Museum für Kunst und Kultur €4.50 - Reduced rate for students up to 30 years of age
Westfälischer Kunstverein €2 - Reduced rate for students
Museum für Lackkunst Generally free admission
Picasso Museum €8 - Reduced rate for students up to 25 years of age
Mühlenhof Freilichtmuseum €3.50 - Reduced rate for students
Studikiste (Student box) at the weekly market Vegetable box for €5
'Retail to feel comfotable' Wednesdays 15% off the entire purchase
"Heißes" Münster Eck (Wolbecker Str. 43) 15 % discount on all hot drinks for students and changing 'Sprittwoch' (term for the night out in münster for students) specials
NinFly Mo - Thu: reduced rate for students
Schwarzlicht Minigolf Mo - Thu: only €10 entrance fee ( drink included)
Monolith (Bouldern) €9 (day ticket) - reduced rate for students
Kopfwerk (Friseur) Mo + Wed: reduced rates for students
X-Viertel Friseur 10% reduced rates for students
CESUR Bikes 20% reduced price for bicycle repair for students
Where Can I Get Involved?
Do you have an issue that you are enthusiastic about and that you would like to advocate for?
There are many groups, associations and movements in Münster that are eager to welcome new members.
You can network here, promote something good, gain a lot of experience and learn new skills, make new friends, have fun and improve your CV.
Perhaps you will find what you are looking for in the list below. Do you miss a group that other students might want to know about? Write to us firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Autonomous Committee for Queer Students of the FH AStA
- University Group for Queer Students at the FH Münste
- Feministischer Streik
- Frauensportverein Münster
- Bündnis für Sexuelle Selbstbestimmung / Pro Choice Münster
- Schwulenreferat des AStA Uni
- Lesbenreferat des AStA Uni
- Frauenreferat des AStA Uni
- KCM Schwulenzentrum Münster e. V.
- Gegen Grau
- pro familia in action Münster
- CSD Verein Münster
Refuge and migration
- Seebrücke Münster seebruecke-muenster.de
- WelcomeMuenster Café welcomemuenster.de
- Münster – Stadt der Zuflucht
- Bündnis gegen Abschiebungen Münster
Specifically for refugees: Life Back Home
Global justice, criticism of racism
- Referat für behinderte und chronisch kranke Studierende des AStA (Committee for Disabled and Chronically ill Students of the AStA)
- Students for future
- Fridays For Future fff-muenster.de
- Ende Gelände facebook | instagram
- Greenpeace Münster
- Extinction Rebellion
- BUNDjugend Münster
- Fossil Free Münster
- fairTEILBAR facebook | instagram
- To Good To Go
- FiKus Referat des AStA Uni Münster (for financially and culturally disadvantaged students)
Besides, you have the opportunity to get involved in the student parliament of the FH. You can find out more here.
- msgua - Münster gehört uns allen! (Münster belongs to us all)
- Aber Dalli - für ein autonomes Zentrum in Münster (for an autonomous centre in Münster)
- Hansafloß Bauprojekt (Building project)
- Enactus - Social Entrepreneurship
- Kreaktiv - studentische Unternehmensberatung (student consultancy)
- move - studentische Unternehmensberatung (student consultancy)