36 Sights in Münster, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Münster, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 36 sights are available in Münster, Germany.

Sightseeing Tours in Münster

1. St. Petri

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St. Petri

St. Peter's Church, also known as St. Peter's Church, is a Catholic church in Münster, Germany. As the church of the former Jesuit college, St. Peter's Church is the nucleus of the University of Münster. It is located not far from the cathedral in the university grounds between the Fürstenberghaus, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Catholic Theology on the Aa and today serves as the church of the Catholic Student and University Community of Münster (KSHG) and as the school church of the Gymnasium Paulinum. Because of the good acoustics, the church is considered a preferred space for spiritual concerts; in addition, St. Peter's Church is highly valued as a wedding church.

Wikipedia: St. Petri (Münster) (DE), Website

2. Freie Gartenakademie - Garten Wilm Weppelmann

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The Freie Gartenakademie is a series of cultural events in Münster with an international line-up on the subject of gardens. The Freie Gartenakademie is curated and organized by the Münster artist Wilm Weppelmann. It has been held annually since the summer of 2006. The Free Garden Academy was founded in 2017 as an official project of the United Nations UN Decade of Biodiversity – Social Nature. Nature appreciated for all. Bärbel Höhn, Chairwoman of the Bundestag Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, presented the award.

Wikipedia: Freie Gartenakademie (DE), Website

3. Kreuzschanze

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The Kreuzschanze is a green area and former ski jump on the northern edge of the city center of Münster in Westphalia on the promenade at the level of the former Kreuztor. It was built between 1648 and 1660 together with the redoubts at Hörstertor and Servatiitor and is the only one that has been preserved in its full dimensions. Originally, it was additionally protected by a moat, which is still preserved in the form of two small ponds. Directly southeast of the ski jump is the Buddenturm as the last surviving tower of the former city fortifications.

Wikipedia: Kreuzschanze (DE)

4. St. Lamberti

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St Lambert's Church is a Roman Catholic church building in Münster (Westphalia) in Germany, dedicated to Lambert of Maastricht. Its present building is the most significant example of Westphalian late Gothic architecture. It lies on the north side of the Prinzipalmarkt in the city centre. Until the early 20th century, the Roggenmarkt contained the Drubbels district of housing. To the church's east lies the Alte Fischmarkt and the Salzstraße, whilst between the church and the Salzstraße is the Lambertikirchplatz with the Lambertibrunnen.

Wikipedia: St Lambert's Church, Münster (EN), Website

5. Fürstbischöfliches Schloss

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Schloss Münster, officially Fürstbischöfliches Schloss Münster, is the schloss built as the residence of the prince-bishop of Münster, modern-day North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It was built between 1767 and 1787 in baroque style as a mansion for the last but one prince-bishop Maximilian Friedrich von Königsegg-Rothenfels. The architect was Johann Conrad Schlaun. Since 1954 it has been the seat and landmark of the Westphalian Wilhelms University. The castle is built from the typical Baumberger sandstone of Münster.

Wikipedia: Schloss Münster (EN), Website

6. Erbdrostenhof

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Erbdrostenhof Günter Seggebäing, Coesfeld / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Erbdrostenhof is a three-wing late Baroque palace in Münster, North-Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located on Salzstraße. It was designed by Johann Conrad Schlaun for Adolf Heidenreich Freiherr Droste zu Vischering, Erbdrost of Münster and built between 1753 and 1757. Johann Christoph Manskirch produced sculptures for the building, whilst Nikolaus Loder painted frescoes in the interior - the latter were damaged during World War Two and restored between 1965 and 1967 by the Austrian restorer Paul Reckendorfer.

Wikipedia: Erbdrostenhof (EN), Website

7. Geomuseum

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GeomuseumRüdiger WölkThis photo was taken by Rüdiger Wölk. Please credit this photo Rüdiger Wölk, Münster. View all photos (large page) of Rüdiger Wölk I would also appreciate an email to rudiger.wolk@gmail.com with details of use. Für Hinweise auf Veröffentlichungen (rudiger.wolk@gmail.com) oder Belegexemplare bin ich Ihnen dankbar. / CC BY-SA 2.5

Since its opening in 1824, the Geological-Paleontological Museum of the University of Münster in Westphalia has housed numerous fossils from various geological eras in its exhibition. Since it was the only museum in Westphalia with a significant collection of fossils for more than 150 years, many extraordinary finds came to Münster, which are exhibited in the museum and stored in the archive. In many cases, the sites are no longer accessible or exploited, so that some exhibits have considerable scientific value.

Wikipedia: Geologisch-Paläontologisches Museum Münster (DE), Website

8. Überwasserkirche

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Überwasserkirche is the common name of a Gothic hall church in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is a Liebfrauenkirche, dedicated to St. Mary. Officially St. Marien Überwasser, it is also called Liebfrauen-Überwasser. The name literally means "church beyond the water" and describes the location as on the other side of the Aa river, looking from the Münster Cathedral. It was inaugurated as part of an educational Stift in 1040, which later became the University of Münster.

Wikipedia: Überwasserkirche (EN), Website

9. Kettelersche Kurie

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The Ketteler Curia on the cathedral square in Münster was built from 1712 to 1716 by the master builder Lambert Friedrich Corfey. The builder was Vicar General Nikolaus Hermann von Ketteler zu Harkotten, he decided in 1711 to build a curia on his property. The building still belongs to the Episcopal Vicariate General and is used as a residence and archive. In the immediate vicinity of the Episcopal Palace, it forms a magnificent ensemble in the cathedral courtyard.

Wikipedia: Kettelersche Kurie (DE)

10. Archäologisches Museum

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Archäologisches MuseumRüdiger WölkThis photo was taken by Rüdiger Wölk. Please credit this photo Rüdiger Wölk, Münster. View all photos (large page) of Rüdiger Wölk I would also appreciate an email to rudiger.wolk@gmail.com with details of use. Für Hinweise auf Veröffentlichungen (rudiger.wolk@gmail.com) oder Belegexemplare bin ich Ihnen dankbar. / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Archaeological Museum of the University of Münster in the "Fürstenberghaus" on Domplatz in Münster is primarily used by the Institute of Classical Archaeology and Early Christian Archaeology of the University for teaching and research purposes. In addition, it offers the public an insight into the subject area of archaeology and shows working methods as well as research findings. The focus of the exhibition includes exhibits from Greek antiquity.

Wikipedia: Archäologisches Museum Münster (DE), Website

11. Friedenskastanie

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The Loddenheide is a 0.9 km² commercial and industrial area in the southeast of Münster in Westphalia. It was used for military purposes until 1993. In 1996, the development of the site into today's Münster-Loddenheide industrial park began, and marketing began in 1998. The special feature is the Peace Park integrated into the middle of the industrial park with the Peace Chapel and the Peace Chestnut planted by the Dalai Lama in 1998.

Wikipedia: Loddenheide (DE)

12. Aegidiikirche

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St. Aegidii, usually called Aegidiikirche, is a Roman Catholic church in the old town of Münster. Originally a Capuchin church, it took over its function and the patronage of St. Giles after the demolition of the old Aegidii parish church. The monastery church, which was renovated by Johann Conrad Schlaun between 1724 and 1728, survived the bombardments of Münster's city centre during the Second World War relatively unscathed.

Wikipedia: St. Aegidii (Münster) (DE), Website

13. Evangelische Universitätskirche

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The Observant Church is a church building in the old town of Münster on the corner of Schlaunstraße and Rosenstraße. Until the abolition of the monastery in 1811, it was the monastery church of the Franciscan Observants. The Observant Church is owned by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is today the Protestant University Church and Concert Church of the Protestant Theological Faculty of the University of Münster.

Wikipedia: Observantenkirche (Münster) (DE), Website

14. Tuckesburg

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The Tuckesburg is located on a small hill on the edge of the old zoo in Münster between the promenade, Himmelreichallee and Hüfferstraße. It was the home of Hermann Landois, built in 1892, where he lived with his monkey "Lehmann" from 17 March 1892 until his death. He had it built right next to the zoological garden he had founded according to his ideas. There he called himself "Earl Tucks".

Wikipedia: Tuckesburg (DE)

15. Museum für Lackkunst

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Museum für Lackkunst No machine-readable author provided. Abbi assumed (based on copyright claims). / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Museum of Lacquer Art is a museum in Münster, Westphalia devoted to the history of lacquer art. It is the only institution of its kind in the world, with a collection of around 1,000 objects from East Asia, Europe, and the Islamic world from more than two thousand years ago. The current director is art historian Gudrun Bühl. It is owned by BASF Coatings.

Wikipedia: Museum of Lacquer Art (EN), Website

16. Lepramuseum

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The Leprosy Museum in the Kinderhaus district of the Westphalian city of Münster is the only museum in Germany that deals with the history, spread and control of leprosy. In addition, it offers special and traveling exhibitions, colloquia, lectures, publications and teaching materials on this topic. The museum is supported by the Society for Leprosy Studies.

Wikipedia: Lepramuseum Münster (DE), Website

17. St. Michael

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St. Michael

Sankt Michael is the Roman Catholic church in Münster, a town in the district of Heidekreis in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is a parish church. Its parish belongs to the deanery of Celle of the Diocese of Hildesheim, and is used by both the military and the civilian community. The church, named after the Archangel Michael, is located at Bahnhofstraße 27.

Wikipedia: St. Michael (Munster) (DE), Website

18. St. Servatii

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St. Servatii in the Westphalian city of Münster, under the patronage and named after St. Servatius of Tongern, is a historic church that dates back to around 1230 in its present form. This makes it one of the oldest churches in the city. For more than 700 years it was an independent parish until it became part of the Lamberti parish again.

Wikipedia: St. Servatii (Münster) (DE), Website

19. St.-Paulus-Dom

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St. Paul's Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church in Münster under the patronage of the Apostle Paul. The cathedral of the diocese of Münster is one of the most important church buildings in Münster and, along with the historic town hall, is one of the city's landmarks. The cathedral is administered by the cathedral chapter of Münster.

Wikipedia: St.-Paulus-Dom (DE), Website

20. Deutsches Studentenheim

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The Deutsches Studentenheim (DSH), also known as the Breul and formerly Burse, is one of the oldest student dormitories in the Westphalian university town of Münster, Breul 23. It was built in 1928 according to plans by Hans Ostermann, and since March 17, 1986, the façade of the building has been a listed building.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Studentenheim (DE)

21. Apostelkirche

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Apostelkirche Roland Geider (Ogre) / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Church of the Apostles in Münster is the main Protestant church in the city. It is located in the northern part of the historic old town, about halfway between St. Lamberti and the promenade belt. It was built as a monastery church of the Franciscans and was from 1517 the church of the Minorite monastery.

Wikipedia: Apostelkirche (Münster) (DE), Website

22. Lukaskirche

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The Lukaskirche in Münster is a Protestant church in the west of the city, near the Coesfelder Kreuz traffic junction. Its silhouette is visible from afar next to the buildings of the university hospitals. Just 50 years after its construction, St. Luke's Church was registered as an architectural monument.

Wikipedia: Lukaskirche (Münster) (DE), Website

23. Theater Münster

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Theater Münster is a municipal theatre in Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, for plays and music theatre. When it opened in 1956 it was regarded as the first new theatre building in Germany after World War II. It integrates some ruins of the former theatre and musical school destroyed in the war.

Wikipedia: Theater Münster (EN)

24. Johanneskapelle

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The St. John's Chapel in Münster is a small Gothic church building on the Breul in the northwest of the historic old town. It belongs to the Protestant Apostle Church congregation and is used by various groups and denominations for worship services in a special form.

Wikipedia: St.-Johannes-Kapelle (Münster) (DE), Website

25. St. Mauritz

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St. MauritzRüdiger WölkThis photo was taken by Rüdiger Wölk. Please credit this photo Rüdiger Wölk, Münster. View all photos (large page) of Rüdiger Wölk I would also appreciate an email to rudiger.wolk@gmail.com with details of use. Für Hinweise auf Veröffentlichungen (rudiger.wolk@gmail.com) oder Belegexemplare bin ich Ihnen dankbar. / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Catholic collegiate and parish church of St. Mauritz is the oldest sacred building in Münster that has been preserved in parts of its original form. It is located in the west of the Mauritzviertel, just outside the inner city ring, on the Sankt-Mauritz-Freiheit.

Wikipedia: St.-Mauritz-Kirche (Münster) (DE)

26. St. Ludgerus Albachten

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The Catholic Church of St. Ludgerus is a listed church building in Albachten, a district in the southwestern part of the West district of Münster in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The St. Ludgerus Church is a branch church of the Catholic parish of St. Liudger.

Wikipedia: St. Ludgerus (Albachten) (DE)

27. St. Stephanus

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St. Stephanus is a Catholic church in Münster in the district of Aaseestadt. It is a branch church of the Catholic parish of St. Liudger. It was built in 1963 according to plans by the architect Hans Schilling (Cologne) and consecrated on 11 December 1965.

Wikipedia: St. Stephanus (Münster) (DE)

28. Martinikirche

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St. Martini is one of the oldest Roman Catholic sacred buildings in Münster in Westphalia under the patronage of St. Martin and was built around the 1180s. It is located on the corner of Martinistraße and Neubrückenstraße near the theatre.

Wikipedia: St. Martini (Münster) (DE), Brandwebsite

29. Matthäuskirche

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The Matthäuskirche is a Protestant church in the southern quarter of the city of Münster at Antoniusstraße 36 in the middle of a residential area. It belongs to the Evangelical Church of Westphalia and is named after the evangelist Matthew.

Wikipedia: Matthäuskirche (Münster) (DE), Website

30. Clemenskirche

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The Clemenskirche in the Westphalian city of Münster is a monastery and hospital church built according to plans by Johann Conrad Schlaun in the years 1745 to 1753 for the Brothers of Mercy. The monastery was dissolved in 1811.

Wikipedia: Clemenskirche (Münster) (DE)

31. Sankt Sebastian

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The Catholic Church of St. Sebastian is a listed church building in Amelsbüren, a district of Münster (North Rhine-Westphalia). With St. Clemens and St. Marien belong to the parish of St. Clemens in the diocese of Münster.

Wikipedia: St. Sebastian (Amelsbüren) (DE)

32. Villa ten Hompel

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The Villa ten Hompel is a memorial site for offenses committed by the police and government administration during the National Socialist period in the city of Münster, located in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Wikipedia: Villa ten Hompel (EN), Website

33. Herz-Jesu-Kirche

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The Catholic parish church Herz-Jesu-Kirche is located in the southeast of Münster in Westphalia, just outside the inner city ring, in the Herz-Jesu district named after it. The portal façade faces Wolbecker Straße.

Wikipedia: Herz-Jesu-Kirche (Münster) (DE), Website

34. Gasometer

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The Gasometer in Münster is a disused natural gas storage facility of Stadtwerke Münster, which has shaped the silhouette of Münster's cityscape since 1954 and has been in continuous operation for five decades.

Wikipedia: Gasometer (Münster) (DE)

35. Epiphaniaskirche

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The Church of the Epiphany is a church of the Evangelical Church of the Redeemer in Münster, Germany. It was built between 1961 and 1963 according to designs by Hanns Hoffmann and inaugurated in June 1963.

Wikipedia: Epiphaniaskirche (Münster) (DE), Website

36. Picassomuseum

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Pablo Picasso Munster Kunstmuseum opened in 2000 in Munster, Westphalia. It has a collection of Pablo Picasso's lithographs and other artistic skills from different periods, with more than 800 exhibits.

Wikipedia: Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster (DE), Architect Wikipedia, Website


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