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Culture of Munster. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Munster, Germany One of the main landmarks of Muenster is the City Museum (or Stadtmuseum) which exposition is devoted to the most significant events of the city history. The age of some showpieces exceeds thousand years. One of the museum halls is totally dedicated to the World War II. The museum frequently holds engaging cultural events, exhibitions and seminars.
Travelers looking to explore the most popular and original eating houses of Muenster should pay attention to local folks and their eating preferences. If a hall of a restaurant is filled … Open
Among architectural landmarks and sights of the city the Palace (or the Schloss) is considered to be the most significant one. The Palace is located in the historical part of the city of Muenster. At present the ancient palace hosts a university. The palace sides with a well equipped vast parkland. The Pablo Picasso Museum of Graphic Art (Graphikmuseum Pablo Picasso) is a must-visit place for excursion and tour fans. The opening of the museum was held in 2000.
The exposition of the museum includes about eight hundreds of artworks of the renowned painter and artist. Among the shopieces one will find as completed artworks, so sketches and rough creations. A significant excursion object is the Muhlenhof open air museum depicting the atmosphere and environment of a typical village of the early medieval period. The museum visitors may observe unusual constructions and buildings, walk along the lake banks and listen to engaging stories on the traditions, customs and way of life of local folks of past ages. The museum is located not far from the city center. Copyright
1. The most popular means of transport among local people is a bicycle. Travelers also have a chance to rent a bicycle in one of the numerous rental centers. The most profitable rates and … Open
Among religious sights and landmarks of the city the St. Paul's Cathedral is of the greatest interest for tourists and city guests. The cathedral was built in the second part of the 13th century. The main tower of the religious landmark is crowned with astronomical clock. The mechanism which was created in the medieval epoch has been excellently operating for several centuries. A remarkable religious landmark is the St Lambert's Church. The church was built in the 16th century. It witnessed the most important historical events.
King Johns Castle - Seat of the Kings of Munster For a certain period of time the church served as a jail. Since that time the church has preserved three cages which are demonstrated to all the visitors. The most important historical landmark of the city is the building of old Town hall (the Altes Rathaus). This was exactly the place where in 1648 the Peace of Westphalia treaty was signed. The treaty put an end to the Thirty Year’s War. The building is of significant architectural value. Its frontage is decorated with graceful stained glass windows and arches. Numerous statues scattered all over the city are among the remarkable excursion objects of the city. Muenster counts more than 50 statues on its territory. Each of them features its own unique history.
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Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Munster and around
♥   Art museum 'Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster' Münster, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Westphalian State Museum of Art and Cultural History' Münster, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Munster
♥   Basilika St. Ida, Lippetal-Herzfeld, 48.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika Mariä Heimsuchung, Werl, 49.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de H. Plechelmus, Oldenzaal, 61.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilika St. Ludgerus, Essen-Werden, 76.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Munster and near

Zeche Zollverein

From the series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
The city of Essen also has a deserted coal mine that enjoys attention of tourists. The former coal mine is enlisted in the number of valuable industrial sites in the world and is under UNESCO protection; some of its quarries were converted into an interesting museum dedicated to the history of the mining industry. Mining has begun there in 1834; the famous businessman, Johann Franz Haniel, was a founder of the facility. … Read further

Roombeek Street

From the series “Top 13 Most Fantastic and Colorful Streets and Quarters”
The unusual Roombeek street is in the Dutch city of Enschede. Many tourists know it as the Street of Cracked Stones. Until 2000, this shopping street was just average. That year was marked by a tragic event. A large warehouse of pyrotechnics blew up on the street. More than 650 houses were destroyed in a massive explosion. It took several years to restore the street. During the reconstruction of buildings and pavements, an underground stream was discovered. It was decided to bring the flow to the surface. … Read further
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Culture guide to Munster. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Munster: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Munster. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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