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Muenster- 2014 - Travel/Logistics


Special offer: Discounted travel with Lufthansa

Lufthansa German Airlines offers a comprehensive global route network linking major cities around the world. As an airline partner, Lufthansa offers special prices and conditions to participants, visitors, exhibitors, invited guests as well as employees of the Contracting partner and their travel companion.

To make a reservation, please click on and enter the access code USZAWTH in the "Access to Your Special Lufthansa Offer" area. This will open an online booking platform that will automatically calculate the discount offered or provide you with an even better offer if another promotional fare is available.
NOTE: Pop-ups must be enabled otherwise the booking platform window will not open.

These promotional fares are also available through your IATA / ARC travel agent. Travel agents can obtain ticketing instructions by sending an email to and providing the access code as a reference. 
From Muenster Airport there are three busses leaving to Muenster city center: S 50, D 50, R 51.
They arrive and depart at Muenster main station, bus station B3 (in German: Bussteig B3, located right in front of the station).
The busses depart every 30 minutes from Muenster Airport and from Muenster main station. One ride will be 6,60€.

Here's the link to the infos on public transportation from Muenster Airport's website:

And here's a direct link to the bus schedule: (Busses to Muenster are on the second page.)


No matter whether you arrive by car or train, by plane or bicycle, the university town of Münster is convenient to reach. Even coming to Münster by boat is not a problem.



... by car

You can travel to Münster by car via the speedways "Autobahn A1” and "Autobahn A43”.
If you are coming from the north of Münster, leave the Autobahn A1 at the exit "Münster-Nord” in direction Münster (Steinfurter Straße). Keep driving straight for about 5 kilometers until you can see the congress venue (the Münster Palace) on the right-hand side.
If you are coming from the south of Münster, leave the Autobahn A1 or the Autobahn A43 at the exit "Münster-Süd” in direction Münster (Weseler Straße). Keep driving straight for about 5 kilometers until you can see the Münster Palace on the left-hand side.
There is a parking lot in front of the Münster Palace (Schlossplatz).

The exact address of the congress is

Schlossplatz 34, 48143 Münster (Vom-Stein-Haus)

Am Schlossplatz 10, 48149 Münster (H-Gebäude

Krummer Timpen 3-5, 48143 Münster (Torhaus) 


Münster's main station

Münster's main station

... by train

You can get to Münster’s central station by train from many German and European cities. Münster’s central station is located near the congress venue right in the city centre. Further information concerning railroad connections can be obtained from the website of the Deutsche Bahn.
Please note that Münster must be necessarily written with the Umlaut "ü” when booking the train. Your goal station is "Münster (West) Hbf.

DB Eventticket
With the Deutsche Bahn, you can save money when attending your trade fair or congress! Take the train and profit from attractive prices and conditions.
>> more information 

Airport Münster-Osnabrück

Airport Münster-Osnabrück

... by plane

You can travel to Münster via several airports. The international airport Münster/Osnabrück (FMO) offers numerous European and domestic connections and is located approximately 30 km from Münster. From this airport, you can get to Münster’s central station by bus (lines S50, D50 as well as R51) or by taxi in about 30 minutes. The Düsseldorf international airport (DUS) is also convenient to Münster and offers connections from most European cities. Direct train connections from Airport Düsseldorf to Münster Central Station are provided every hour and last about 90 minutes.

The international airports in Frankfurt (FMO) and Munich (MUC) offer several connection flights to Münster FMO every day. From Frankfurt Airport (Long Distance Train Station) Münster can be reached with direct trains (about four hours through the Middle Rhine Valley, an UNESCO protected landscape) or via Cologne (about 2:45 hours). 

International airport Münster/Osnabrück (FMO) has also direct connection with London (City) and Mallorca.


Getting around by bike

Getting around by bike

… by bicycle
A multitude of excellently signposted bicycle routes will guide you safely to Münster. The European Bicycle Track R1 from Calais to St. Petersburg, the Route of 100 Castles, the Route of Peace, and many more…

Münster's port

Münster's port

… by boat
Münster is linked to the European network of waterways via the Dortmund-Ems Canal. Boats tie up at the Creative Quay - where else?

Mobile in Münster …

Mobile in Münster ...

Mobile in Münster …
Münster is a city of short distances. The tourist sites in the old town can be reached comfortably by foot. Lowered curbstones and blind-friendly auxiliary devices make it easy for wheelchair users, blind and visually handicapped persons to explore the city. You can also move about safely and comfortably by bicycle in Münster. And what’s more, an excellently developed public transport network is at your disposal. Up-to-date information on public transport can be obtained from the mobilé service centre across from the central train station (Mon-Fri from 9.00 a.m. - 7.00 p.m. and Sat from 9.00 a.m. - 2.00 p.m.) or at


... and taxi



Applying for a Visa
Please be sure to check with your travel agent and or the German Embassy or Consulate to determine whether a visa is required for your entry into Germany. Most embassies and consulates around the world will allow people attending a conference in their country to enter with a tourist or visitor’s visa. Visa applications can be made in person or by mail. ISTR strongly encourages everyone to apply in person if possible, as the processing times are faster.

Foreign nationals intending to enter German territory must have the corresponding visitor’s visa if the nature of their nationality means they are required to do so. The required visa for entry into Germany is the Schengen Visa. The name "Schengen” originates from a small town in Luxembourg. In June 1985, seven European Union countries signed a treaty to end internal border checkpoints and controls.

Embassies and Consulates of Germany
For locations and contact information of Embassies and Consulates of Germany, please refer to the following website

Where there is no German diplomatic mission or consular office in a particular country, a transit or visitor’s visa can be requested from the diplomatic mission or consular office which represents Germany in that country. ISTR strongly recommends contacting the Embassy or Consulate for the most up-to-date and concise information.

Processing Times
Normal processing times for visas are two business days if the application is submitted in person, and one week plus mailing time if the application is submitted by mail. All participants are strongly encouraged to apply for their visas no less than 90 days in advance.


Letters of Invitation
For those who require a visa to allow their entry into Germany, ISTR is happy to provide a letter of invitation. To receive a letter of invitation, please send a written request to, with your full name, address, organizational affiliation, fax number with dialing codes, and full passport details (passport number, issue and expiry dates, nationality, etc.).


These letters of invitation will only be sent when ISTR has received the delegate’s conference registration form and fee.

It can take up to three to four months to secure a visa; please allow ample time to secure your visa.

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