Roxeler Str. 579, Muenster, North Rhine-Westphalia, 48161, Germany
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Mr. and Mrs. are going for a walk.
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life is full
We sat ourselves down and ordered the first round of many beers and purveyed the menu even though I’d read it in the States many times in anticipation of the day. The beer and food were mostly up to expectations though when one expects so much it’s a tall order. It was fun seeing old friends we’d not seen for a year. It’s not easy when you live 4700 miles from each other. Laughter ensued; time flew. Soon enough we moved onto the next pub since our table time was over. Sabsi and Thomas would head back to Düsseldorf and we’d go back to Pinkus Müller to find it still full. The hostel and some Grand Cru that Caro had brought from Belgium were calling. It wasn’t too late a night. After all, we’d not slept more than four hours the night before on our long flight over. And besides, we would have an early morning wake up call. It would be my birthday and we’d hit two more breweries in Düsseldorf for the occasion: all that and a flight to Dresden to finally be re-united with my wife’s family. They say life is full but mostly I say life is full of the great people you surround yourself with.
One of the most idyllic moated castles in the Münsterland, in the little town of Raesfeld (near Dorsten). The castle is used as a public administration academy, so the interior cannot be visited, but you can admire the castle from outside or walk the castle grounds in a beautiful rural setting. A few nice shops have set up in the castle, and there is a good restaurant. Popular setting for weddings, too !
P.S.: The moat is filled with waterbirds (canada geese, black swans, ducks etc.) - so watch out not to step in their droppings.
for eating and going out
For eating: some good dishes at affordable price.
For going out: to have a drink, a beer, a cocktail...
There are 2 Extrablatts:
Salzstr. 7 Tel: 0251-44445
the other one is at the corner with Marienplatz:
Historic Town Hall (Rathaus)
The town hall in Muenster is open to the public. You can buy a ticket at the desk to view the Friedensaal (Peace Hall) or simply look around the entrance hall. Here you will find coats of armour and swords on the walls.
Picasso Graphics Museum
1. Picasso Graphics Museum
2. Café with Helmut Newton poster
3. Street entrance with cyclists
4. Cyclists near the Picasso Museum
5. Cyclist by the Picasso Museum bus stop
This museum claims to have a nearly complete collection of the lithographic works of Pablo Picasso (1881–1973), but they do not have them all on display at once. Only a few rooms of the museum actually show Picasso's graphics, and these are rotated periodically on an "A-Z" basis. When I was there they were showing "C" for "Corrida", meaning lithographs having to do with bullfighting.
The rest of the six hundred square meters of display space are devoted mainly to special exhibitions -- when I was there they were showing some of the large erotic photographs by Helmut Newton (1920-2004), who turns out to have been born in Berlin under the name of Helmut Neustädter. He fled from Germany just in time to escape from the Nazis, and changed his name to Helmut Newton after becoming an Australian citizen.
Unfortunately I was there too soon to see the next exhibition, which was called "The Future of the Past" and dealt with "Modern Photography in the 19th Century".
The museum is open Tuesday - Sunday and holidays from 10:00 to 18:00.
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