Münster is located in the German state of Northrhine-Westphalia, close to The Netherlands. With 280,000 inhabitants, 55,000 of them students, it is the cultural, academic and administrative center of the surrounding region.
Although it has become an innovative and strong economic location, combining both science and savoir vivre -
Münster has remained faithful to its tradition, and has a package full of history, culture, atmosphere, scenery, and culinary delicacies. The combination makes the city an outstandingly great place to live and to work - as demonstrated by the United Nations award for the most liveable town in 2004.