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If your trip to Münster is all booked but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, let us give you a helping hand.
Plan a stop at Lake Aasee. It's one sight you'll usually find on most visitors' must-do lists. If you still have space on your itinerary, GOP Variety Theater and Allwetterzoo Münster will keep you amused too.
With some awesome day trip options in the surrounding area, renting a car makes sense. Without one, it'd be much harder to explore all that Steinfurt, 16 miles away, has to offer. See the sights beginning with Laer Windmill, Steinfurt Castle and City Museum. The locals will also likely point you in the direction of Ibbenbueren, 22 miles away. If you can only find time for one attraction here, make sure it's Suren Castle. (But we'd also highly recommend Open Air Theater Tecklenburg and Doerenther Cliffs.)
If you're eager to get out and meet new people, joining an event at Halle Muensterland Exhibition and Congress Centre is an excellent idea. You'll find it 1 mile from Münster, so take a look at the schedule and see what appeals.
Avoid paying a fortune for a rental car by following these top tips:
Münster has lots on offer. You could hang out for a week or more here and barely scratch the surface. If you want to soak up as much as possible in this thriving metropolis, you'll need a rental car. Keep in mind that driving around big cities usually comes with tight streets and sparse parking spaces. But don't worry — a mini or compact car can make this much easier to navigate. If you'd like to venture out of the city and enjoy the lakes that Münster is renowned for, you may prefer something with more room to move. A mid-size or full-size SUV will make that longer drive comfortable.
For some, owning a prestige vehicle is the stuff of fairy tales. But renting the car of your dreams is absolutely within your grasp! Experience the thrill of cruising around town in a fancy sports car, even if it's only for a day or two. Or maybe all you're looking for is a reliable set of wheels to get you from point A to point B. Flashy or thrifty? Whatever you're looking for, there's a rental car to suit you in Münster.
Driving somewhere new doesn't have to be a white-knuckle experience. If you're on your way to Münster, feel confident in the driver's seat with these handy tips:
You have to drive on the right-hand side of the road in Münster. Even though the rules may be similar to home, we suggest driving a little more carefully on roads that are unfamiliar.
Finding a place to park in Münster isn't always simple. That's why many look for a hotel that has its own parking. When leaving the car around town, keep a close eye on the signage. Overstaying the permitted time limit could land you a large fine.
One awesome thing about road tripping around a smaller city is lighter traffic, so you won't need to stress too much about rush-hour gridlock. With a population of around 270,200, you can look forward to a smooth Münster driving experience.
The residential areas in Münster have a 30 km/h speed limit. Outside these built-up areas, the speed limits generally range between 30 km/h and 130 km/h.
One of two things will happen. Your chosen car rental company may charge the amount of the fine to your credit card. This is the more common practice. Otherwise, it may forward your contact information to the relevant local agency so the fine is sent directly to you.
It's illegal to use your cell phone while driving in Münster, and you could even be hit with a fine for just handling your phone when you're in control of a vehicle. That said, the use of hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your focus remains on the road.
In Münster, it is illegal to drive with a BAC (blood alcohol content) greater than 0.05%. If you're going to have a drink or two, you'd be wise to leave the rental car at your hotel.
Turning on a red light isn't allowed in Münster. Always keep an eye on traffic signs and lights to make sure you don't break any road rules.
Subject to some exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in North Rhine-Westphalia.