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    Walking time 

    Münster has 3,585 km of streets and paths. If you wanted to walk them all, assuming you walked four kilometers an hour, eight hours a day, it would take you 112 days. And, when you need to get home there are 588 bus and tram stops, and subway and railway stations in Münster.


    Assuming that every kilometer of street in Münster has an average of 33 street lamps with 50W of power, then Münster has more than 118,311 street lamps, which use 5.9 megawatts of electricity per hour. Over a number of years, that adds up to the amount of energy produced by a volcanic eruption.

    Local recreation 

    With a total area of 3.3 square kilometers, public green spaces and parks make up 1.1% of Münster’s total area, 303 square kilometers. That means each of Münster’s 312,169 residents has an average of 10.6 square meters – less than most large Zoo animals!


    When people in Münster want to go out, they are spoilt for choice; the city has more than 606 cafés, restaurants, bars, ice-cream parlors, beer gardens, cinemas, nightclubs and theatres. If they were all lined up along a single street, it would need to be at least 4 km long.


    More than 319 sights and monuments, and far more than 1,532 retailers, mean there is plenty of sightseeing to do in Münster. Feeling tired? After a hard day visiting all the cultural attractions in the city, shopping or a night at the theatre, Münster offers more than 67 hotels, youth hostels and camp sites.
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