|Population:||273 875 (31 Dec 2008)|
Münster is a student city in North Rhine-Westphalia.
In the city you'll recognize many students, and maybe the same amount of bikes. You can hire bikes directly next to the train station to get around. In 2004, Münster won the LivCom-Award for the most livable city in the world with a population between 200,000 and 750,000.
West towards Steinfurt, Gronau, Enschede (Netherlands)
Find a suitable place to stand along Steinfurter Straße (B54). This is the road leading out of town to the north-west. There is a petrol station on the road, but a better option seems to be simply walking along the road itself with a sign saying "NL", and seeing what happens. To get here, take bus #16 and get out at Eissporthalle or walk from the city center (~25min). Get a ride at least as far as Steinfurt - there's a good petrol station there where you can find rides to take you the rest of the way.
Take the Regiobus #R51 or Stadtbus number 16 to direction Sprakel. Get out at Am-Max-Klemens-Kanal. There along the Sprakeler Strasse you will find a restaurant and a railway crossing. In front of the railway crossing (or on the parking area of the restaurant) is lots of space to stop cars that go north to Greven. You can also walk up the Grevener Straße, coming from the ring-road, and hitch at any of the bus stops along the way.
If you want to travel along the A1, take the Stadtbus #1 (sometimes doesn't run very often, eg. on Sundays) towards Roxel Hallenbad and get out at the Dorffeldstrasse. When you started from the central station, the bus will ride around 30 minutes. This costs you EUR 2. At the Dorffeldstrasse, walk down the road towards the Nottulner Landweg, go left and after around 100 meter go right into the street Am Rohrbusch. Walk towards the bend to the left, but go straight into the little way (you'll find a dead-end street sign), and after some 20 meters you see a way going to the left ending directly on the service station Münsterland.Yey, you are there for going south! If you want to go north, just don't go into the dead-end street but walk left, cross the bridge and walk to the right just behind the bridge. After 500m you'll also be on the petrol station towards the north.
If you come from the motorway A1, get off at the service station Münsterland. There you find some delivery roads that bring you off the motorway near the village of Roxel. Coming from the south, it's very easy. Walk down the delivery road for 1 km, then at the crossing go straight forward until a car seller. There walk left and you find a traffic light with enough space to stop cars (see map). Most traffic here goes towards the city center (~6 km). Coming from the north, walk the delivery road there until the road and go right over the bridge. Then after the bridge to the left and you'll find the car seller after some 500 meter.