Deciding which MUN to attend is a bit like deciding which university to choose. At first sight, all programs seem rather similar but if you dig deeper, they are actually quite different. And after all, this could be a life-changing decision. In the summer of 2012, I had to make one of these potentially life-changing decisions. I evaluated all undergraduate programs, selected my top three and decided to go with the city I would feel most comfortable in. Münster was the last city on my road trip - and I immediately lost my heart! Now it’s your turn to make a potentially life-changing decision by choosing which MUN to attend and I will tell you all about the beautiful city of Münster, and all the others reasons why I am certain that you will also loose your heart here at MUIMUN.
When you google ‘Münster’, you will immediately see the pictures of the Prinzipalmarkt and the Aasee – the center of the city and the very core of its beauty.
The golden lettering on the front of all stores and the seemingly old fronts of the buildings will immediately evoke a nostalgic feeling inside of you. To be honest, the fronts are not really old.The center of Münster was actually completely destroyed in WW II, but the inhabitants insisted on building this street back up the exact way it was before – with good reason! This causes the fronts to look antique while the inside behind them is actually ‘brand new’ and modern. In the city hall located on Prinzipalmarkt, the ‘Peace of Westphalia’ was manifested in 1648. What better grounds to build a MUN-conference on? We will tell you all about this historic event in our very own conference newspaper, the ‘Westphalian Diplomate’. Münster is an incredibly lively city of 300 000 inhabitants, 50 000 of them being students. The picturesque city centre is always packed with young people and offers many leisure opportunities that we would like to explore during our daily evening program.
The Aasee is the main hang out place for students and everyone who is into running or Nordic walking – in both winter and summer.No matter if you want to have a barbecue, try sailing or relax on a padel boat, you can do it here! The Aasee mensa is located right next to the Aasee and as MUIMUN delegate, you will definitely get to go here and enjoy your lunch next to this beautiful scenery. Additionally, if you are into a short round of jogging to get you started before heated committee sessions, you have just found your place to be! :)
Last but not least: Those bikes. We have thousands of them. Bikes outnumber the citizens of Münster. A Münster citizen owns 1,67 bikes on average, I myself own 2. You never know who is going to visit and biking really is the easiest way to get around in the city. However, while you usually spend way too much time on finding a parking spot for your car, in Münster you’ll be challenged to find a parking spot for your bike, especially in the summer and in front of the library during exam periods. In order to keep up the standards for bikes, the police regularly does random bike-checks on the street. And of course, most of the policemen in Münster are also patrolling on bikes. In addition to the police, we also have employees of the cities who rearrange the bikes in the city that are parked in the wrong spots. It really is a spectacle of its own, I’m not exaggerating. So if you want to get the vibe of a true Münster citizen, you will definitely have to buy or rather rent a bike in one of the 106 bike stores in Münster!
Münster sounds like an interesting combination of fun, history, beauty and excitement? It sure is! Experience it yourself and register now here: https://muimun.mymun.net