Alexander von Humboldt House

The Alexander von Humboldt House (AvH) was built in 1984. Thanks to its nested, open design, each apartment has its own separate access. All of the apartments are equipped with simple and functional furnishings.

The AvH offers the following accommodation: ten one-room apartments (22-25 sqm), seven two-room apartments (41-50 sqm), four four-room apartments (61-69 sqm) and one six-room apartment (82 sqm) – some with a balcony or patio.

Most of the two-room apartments are maisonettes (duplex apartments).

The AvH contains cosy community rooms (reading room, bar, patio etc.) which are open to guests of the AvH and Europa House. Residents can also, by arrangement, reserve these rooms for smaller events or for receiving guests of their own. The basement contains rooms with washing machines and tumble dryers which may be used free of charge at fixed times.


The AvH is centrally located on Hüfferstraße which leads straight into the city centre. The Schloss – the University's main administrative building – can be reached on foot in about five minutes, and the city centre is only about ten minutes away. With a bus stop right in front of the guesthouses, there is good public transport to all University departments, to Münster’s main station and to the city centre. If you have your own car, you can park in the free parking lot located on the premises of the guesthouses.

Opposite the AvH you will find a supermarket, bakery, pharmacy and other small shops in the same street so that you can take care of your daily errands in the direct vicinity of the guesthouses. If you wish to take a stroll or relax, there are parks and greens situated very close by, e.g. the Botanical Garden right behind the Schloss.

Residents of the guesthouses can also take advantage of our bicycle rental service. A limited number of bikes can be hired for a monthly fee.

Apartment furnishings

In addition to a bedroom and living room (in the one-room apartments the bedroom/living room is combined), the fully furnished apartments contain a well-equipped kitchenette (without a dishwasher) and a bathroom. Towels and linens are available free of charge. You will need to bring your own bath towels.

All apartments have a TV, landline and Internet connection. Baby cots and additional beds are available for a small fee. Children’s seats for cars, prams, and highchairs for babies and toddlers are all also available, free of charge.

If you are interested in renting an apartment, please use our online request form.