Münster Sports & Outdoors

  • Starting early in the morning at Drubbel.
    Starting early in the morning at...
    by Jerelis
  • Walking through Munster.
    Walking through Munster.
    by Jerelis
  • One of the many churches I saw during my hike.
    One of the many churches I saw during my...
    by Jerelis

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    Hiking – More than 1200 years of history.

    by Jerelis Written Jan 24, 2016

    Munster is a city with more than 1,200 years of history. The ancient city of Munster was founded during the days that the first cathedral was built in 797. The compact town of Munster is easy to get around, and the ideal place to explore on foot. Munster is Germany, and yet it is a culture unto itself. It was an important administrative center and its legacy of monuments can be admired in the streets to this day. Historical buildings to stroll around include the historical Rathaus (City Hall), numerous churches, a palace, beautiful promenade, a park and the botanic garden behind the palace reveal delights at every turn. Time to explore it!

    We can honestly state that the best way to explore Munster is by foot and the second best way is also by foot! Besides giving you the opportunity to roam the narrow streets and the cozy squares, it is the quickest way too. If you really want to, you can cross the city in approximately 35 minutes. Remember that sometimes it might be quicker (and nicer!) to take a few short-cuts into picturesque alleys instead of following the masses of tourists. Maybe this is easy for us to say as we stayed for a longer period of time and not like most of the tourists only for one day. But even when your stay is rather short, do try to get away from the crowds and just have a 'look around'. Munster is simply a perfect place to walk for a few hours and pretending to know where you are.

    Beautiful surprises during our hike. Don't miss out on this beautiful building. Entering 1 of the 5 Christmas markets. The entrance from the palace to the Botanic Garden
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    Hiking – Game plan strategy.

    by Jerelis Written Jan 24, 2016

    Most people try to rush Munster on a budget so they end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind. The key to seeing Munster properly is a game plan, you must know what you want to see before setting out. Before we visited Munster we saw on a city map that the small town of Munster is divided into three areas - the historical old town, the area around the Zoo and the more residential area in the new part of the town. We visited the city several times, every time we hiked our way through one of the areas.

    Our hikes were in the old town where the city is one huge ancient site in which we could walk for several hours. It was quite strenuous sometimes, but definitely worth while! For example we started at the Alter Steinweg where we parked the car, made our way to Drubbel and finally hiked way into the old town and it ended at the Schloss Munster at the other side of the city centre. While most tour guides don't recommend getting lost in the alley´s, this part of Munster is the place to get hopelessly lost for half a day. We wondered off through mysterious and steep alleyways leading us away from the crowds. We ended up at the Botanische Garten (old botanic garden facing the old Schloss Munster), weekly market (marketplace near the old Dom), mazes of hilly backstreets and deserted gardens. The real Munster?

    One of the many churches I saw during my hike. Arriving at the Prinzipalmarkt. On my way to the Munster Palace. Heading back towards the old city center.
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    Hiking – Take time to meander.

    by Jerelis Written Jan 24, 2016

    Take time to meander - losing yourself in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes is one of Munster old town´s principal pleasures. The streets wind and wander with no discernible order or object. After our stroll we rewarded ourselves with a cool glass of beer or wine for our effort! We learned that you won´t do justice to the entire city of Munster whenever you won´t visit other parts than just the main sights. So ... do meander, because the cluster of sights around the main squares with its Dom are truly beautiful, but the more secret pleasures of the hushed backstreets are just entrancing.

    There are truly more than enough vibrant cultural scenes to see, like the off the beaten path Schloss Munster way back at the Promenade and for example the nearby Botanische Garten (botanic garden) at the back of the palace. Via the Prinzipalmarkt, with its beautiful facades, we ended up at the central square with the Dom, which is probably the most important square of Munster. All this may seem very though as finding your way in Munster might be difficult, but in really distances are short and the signs will help you in getting around. Enjoy!

    Starting early in the morning at Drubbel. Making my way over the weekly market. Myself in front of the Munster Palace. Walking through Munster.
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    Countryside Castles

    by phred1910 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    A nice company that specializes in biking and rollerblading trips that take you from castle to castle in the Muenster area.

    We took a nice one day ride (30km) with a stop for lunch at a castle.

    Trips are from 4-7 days.

    The owner is a friend as a disclaimer.

    Equipment: The owner supplies all equipment necessary except a helmet if you want one.

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    SC Preußen Münster 06

    by bonio Written Sep 9, 2010

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    A first round cup game against vfl Wolfsburg, not to be missed! Tickets arranged in advance and collected - no problem. Now Preußen stadium is, understandably, not the most modern so, on a very wet day there was little cover to be found. Sadly we only stopped for around 15 minutes before retiring to a pub!
    For the record a 2-1 win for Wolfsburg.

    Address: Fiffi-Gerritzen-Weg

    Directions: bus to Preußenstadion

    Phone: 0251987270

    Website: http://www.scpreussen-muenster.de

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