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

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 35 sights are available in Münster, Germany.

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1. St. Petri

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St. Petri, also Petrikirche, is a Catholic church in Münster, Germany. As the church of the former Jesuit college, the Petrikirche is the nucleus of the University of Münster. It is located not far from the cathedral on the university grounds between the Fürstenberghaus, the Faculty of Law and 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 Paulinum Gymnasium. Because of the good acoustics, the church is considered a preferred space for sacred concerts; in addition, the Petrikirche 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 cast on the subject of gardening. The Freie Gartenakademie is curated and organized by the Münster artist Wilm Weppelmann. It has been held annually since the summer of 2006. The Freie Gartenakademie was founded in 2017 as an official project of the United Nations UN Decade of Biodiversity – Social Nature. Nature appreciated for all. The chairwoman of the Bundestag Committee on the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety Bärbel Höhn 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 height of the former Kreuztor. It was built together with the entrenchments at Hörstertor and Servatiitor between 1648 and 1660 and is the only one that is still 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 Schanze 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. Geomuseum

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Geomuseum Rüdiger Wölk This 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 Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, 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 a considerable scientific value.

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

6. 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

7. 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

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. Archäologisches Museum

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Archäologisches Museum Rüdiger Wölk This 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 Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in the "Fürstenberghaus" on Domplatz in Münster primarily serves the Institute for 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 and findings of research. The focus of the exhibition includes exhibits from Greek antiquity.

Wikipedia: Archäologisches Museum Münster (DE), Website

10. Kettelersche Kurie

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The Ketteler Curia on Domplatz 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 establish a curia on his property. The building still belongs to the episcopal general vicariate 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)

11. Evangelische Universitätskirche

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

Wikipedia: Observantenkirche (Münster) (DE), Website

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 after the demolition of the old Aegidii parish church its function and the Ägidius patronage. The monastery church, renovated by Johann Conrad Schlaun between 1724 and 1728, survived the bombing of Münster's city centre during the Second World War relatively unscathed.

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

13. Tuckesburg

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

Wikipedia: Tuckesburg (DE)

14. 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 the disease leprosy. In addition, it offers special and travelling exhibitions, colloquia, lectures, publications and teaching materials on this topic. The museum is supported by the Gesellschaft für Leprakunde e. V.

Wikipedia: Lepramuseum Münster (DE), Website

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. Lilli-Marleen-Denkmal

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"Lili Marleen" is a German love song that became popular during World War II throughout Europe and the Mediterranean among both Axis and Allied troops. Written in 1915 as a poem, the song was published in 1937 and was first recorded by Lale Andersen in 1939 as "Das Mädchen unter der Laterne". The song is perhaps best known as performed by Lale Andersen.

Wikipedia: Lili Marleen (EN)

17. St. Servatii

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St. Servatii in the Westphalian city of Münster, under the patronage and named after Saint 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

18. St.-Paulus-Dom

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St. Paul's Cathedral (German: St. Paul's Cathedral) is a Roman Catholic church in Münster, Germany. 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

19. St. Michael

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Saint Michael is the Roman Catholic church in Munster, a town in the Heidekreis district in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is a parish church in 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

20. Lukaskirche

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

Wikipedia: Lukaskirche (Münster) (DE), Website

21. Deutsches Studentenheim

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Deutsche Studentenheim (DSH), also known as der oder das Breul and formerly Burse, is one of the oldest student quarters in the Westphalian university town of Munster, Breul 23. It was built in 1928 and designed by Hans Osterman. In March 1986, the facade of the building was listed as a historical monument.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Studentenheim (DE)

22. 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)

23. Apostelkirche

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

The Apostelkirche in Münster is the main Protestant church of 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

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 Evangelical Apostle Church congregation and is used by various groups and denominations for divine services in a special form.

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

25. Martinikirche

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St. Martini is one of the oldest Catholic religious buildings in the Westphalian city of Münster under the patronage of Saint 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

26. 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 Barmherzige Brüder (Brothers of Mercy). The monastery was dissolved in 1811.

Wikipedia: Clemenskirche (Münster) (DE)

27. 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). Church and community belong with St. Clemens and St. Marien to the parish of St. Clemens in the diocese of Münster.

Wikipedia: St. Sebastian (Amelsbüren) (DE)

28. 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 Matthäus.

Wikipedia: Matthäuskirche (Münster) (DE), Website

29. St. Mauritz

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St. Mauritz Rüdiger Wölk This 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 partly original preserved sacred building in Münster. 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)

30. St. Stephanus

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

Wikipedia: St. Stephanus (Münster) (DE)

31. Picassomuseum

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The Kunstmuseum Pablo Picasso Münster was opened in 2000 in Münster, Westphalia, and houses lithographs and other holdings in various artistic techniques and from different creative periods of Pablo Picasso with over 800 exhibits.

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

32. Gasometer

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

Wikipedia: Gasometer (Münster) (DE)

33. 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


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Paul Wulf was a victim of the Nazi regime, which judicially processed his forced sterilization as an allegedly "imbecile" and gained regional fame through the organization of anti-fascist exhibitions in and around Münster.

Wikipedia: Paul Wulf (DE), Website

35. 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 district Herz-Jesu named after it. The portal façade faces Wolbecker Straße.

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


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