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Munster The history of this city enumerates over 1,200 years. This is one of the most beautiful and attractive tourist towns of Germany. Here you will find both modern buildings and ancient medieval buildings. The atmosphere of Muenster is calm and the city has simply everything for quality rest.
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 … Open
Speaking of the remarkable and iconic places in the city, it is worth mentioning its historical and architectural importance. Muenster is known as one of the leading German cities relating to the number of historical monuments. Villa Ten Hompel is one of the most unusual museums, which exposition is devoted to the Police. During the excursion you will learn information about the way Jews were persecuted during the days of nationalism. Most interesting facts about the history of the town can be found in the City Museum. Here is stored a rich collection of photographs, the most valuable of which is a series of snapshots made during the Second World War.
The most notable structure of Muenster is a castle named Schloss. The castle is used for University of Munster and around 39,000 students study here. Art-lovers should definitely visit the Museum of Picasso graphics. It was opened in 2000 and at some points this place is truly unique. Here visitors can see a little less than eight hundred works of the great artist. If you wish to get more acquainted with the lifestyle of early settlers, then visit Muhlenhof Museum, which is located near the city center. This is the largest museum under the open sky. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
Those, who wish to enjoy beautiful nature, should to go for a walk to the Aasee Lake. Here are organized boat rides, and the lake is surrounded by a beautiful park. On the territory of the park you can find the Planetarium, the Museum of Natural History and a huge zoo. Tourists, who wish to purchase local goods, should go to the Main market where they will find shops and boutiques to fit absolutely any taste.
Munster Alemania Center Place One of the main symbols of the city has always been the magnificent Cathedral Church of Saint Paul built in the 13th century. The place for its construction wasn't chosen by chance: it stands on the very spot where the first church was built in the 8th century by the founder of the city - Saint Liudger. Throughout its history, the cathedral was rebuilt and supplemented with new elements, and today its appearance combines features of the Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque styles. The cathedral has a beautiful interior decoration, its walls keep elegant sculptures and elements of the woodwork, as well as original stained glass windows. The main decoration of the cathedral is it ancient astronomical clock installed in the 16th century.
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
Another bright historical symbol of the city is the Town Hall building known as the place of signing the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. The Town Hall building is still used for its intended purpose, it is open to the public several times a week. Everyone can appreciate the Town Hall's luxurious antiques as well as visit the very hall where the Peace of Westphalia was signed.
Munster The most striking Gothic monument of Munster is the church of St. Lambert. If you look at its tower, you can see three small cells attached to it. In the 16th century, they were used for the execution of Anabaptists. The church is closely surrounded by other historical buildings, so it is not easy to find it for uninformed tourists.
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 … Open
One of the most interesting places for walking in Münster is the Prinzipalmarkt famous for its beautiful Renaissance buildings. Each of such buildings has its own unique facade with original ornaments. Some buildings are decorated with old coats of arms, while on the other facades you can see beautiful sculptural compositions. The ground floors of many historic buildings often accommodate popular shops, restaurants, and cafes.
Munster, Germany One of the city's oldest buildings is the Church of Our Lady, the construction of which began back in 1040. This church founded by representatives of the noble women's convention housed a small boarding school where young ladies could receive an education. The historic church is still functioning.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Munster
♥   Castle 'Burg Vischering' , 24.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Burg Tecklenburg' , 34.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Cappenberg' , 35.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Schloss Bladenhorst' , 49.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Hardenstein Castle' , 64.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Munster
♥   National Park 'Sallandse Heuvelrug' , 93.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Dwingelderveld' , 124.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Nationaal beek- en esdorpenlandschap Drentsche Aa' , 133.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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

Sights around Munster from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

God Loftstory

From the series “The Most Bizarre and Fancy Living Houses”
In the room design of the house, the white color prevails, which makes the atmosphere very quiet and warm. Thanks to the numerous huge windows, the house is always well lit, and the variety of the plants harmonizes with the surrounding picturesque nature. The interior of the original house is not rich in the accessories, the spacious rooms were furnished with the stylish design furniture of the bright colors. Many decor elements are made of precious wood, which is still a reminder of the old traditions. … Read further

Zeche Zollverein

From the series “The Scariest Mines in the World”
After admiring priceless artifacts in museums, it’s worth to have a stroll through the deserted underground; just the simple descent via worn metal ladders makes adrenaline go rushing. Many mysterious stories are associated with Zeche Zollverein mines, as many industrialists have faced there with phenomenon of abnormal knocks. Tourists who visit these places often hear unexplained sounds. They are so distinct and realistic, that it seems that there is still active work in some areas of mines. … Read further
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