Ringhotel Landhaus Eggert
Zur Haskenau 81, Muenster, North Rhine-Westphalia, 48157, Germany
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The original view from the stairs
Dom, Sept 2010: No, Christo wasn't here.
Dolphin Nando and his keeper-trainer
Travel Tips for Münster
Münster - History I
Traces of twelve century history are visible on the each street of Muenster. The city was founded in the end of the VIII century by the king of francs Charles the Great. The powerful king ordered to construct a men monastery in the city and named it on-latinium - Monasterium.
However muffled Westfallen speech altered this word, and transformed it in Munster, that means - a monastery. A missionary Ludiger - subsequently Sacred Ludiger - was appointed as a prior of the monastery.
Send (yearly fun fairs)
3 times a year (Spring, Summer and Autumn), Muensterraners celebrate "Send": fun fairs at the Palace Square, with attractions, street vendors (imbiss), fireworks (friday)... and great fun.
Calendar for 2.008:
Fruhjahr send: 3 to 7 April 2008
Sommersend: 26 to 30 June 2008
Herbstsend: 23 to 27 October 2008
Check details at:(in German)
For English speakers, try translating the page with online services like Google, Altavista or alike.
Another alternative: http://www.thisisyork.co.uk/york/fact_file/muenster.html
*Update: unfortunately, it seems this page no longer exists. I only found this, which mentions the twinnig of the 2 cities: http://www.york.gov.uk/visiting/Town_twinning/.
But for english-speaking, I found an external page with history about the city and GREAT photos. I'll place the link on the Muenster overview page.
Manors of the Nobility
The noble families of the region reside on their water palaces in the countryside but many of them also owned a manor in the city of Münster.
Some of these are preserved and/or rebuilt. If you see a big old house check if there is a sign that explains what it is.
Dom St Paulus- Astronomical Clock
Inside the Cathedral, you can find a beautifully restored astronomical clock. It is one of only a few to have survived to the present day. The clock chimes on the hour with a trumpeter announcing the hour's end and his wife striking the bell. On the quarter hour, an hourglass is turned by Chronos and Death can be seen striking the bell. Get there for 12 noon to see a procession of the Three Magi before St Mary.
The cathedral was almost completely destroyed during WW2 but the clock was evacuated thankfully and can be seen in it's restored form today.
Cathedral St. Paul
The mighty dome of Münster dominates the city silhouette - don`t miss the astronomical clock. There is a bust dedicated to Archbishop van Galen who once protested forcefully against the killing of mentally or physically ill people by the Nazis.
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