Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #3 in Münster, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 16 sights
Distance 7.8 km
Ascend 89 m
Descend 83 m

Explore Münster in Germany with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Münster

Sight 1: 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

1877 meters / 23 minutes

Sight 2: 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

234 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 3: Bischöfliches Palais

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The Episcopal Palace or the Episcopal Court at Domplatz 27 in Münster is the residence of the Bishop of Münster and the seat of the Episcopal Vicariate General.

Wikipedia: Bischöfliches Palais (Münster) (DE)

132 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: 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 with details of use. Für Hinweise auf Veröffentlichungen ( oder Belegexemplare bin ich Ihnen dankbar. / CC BY-SA 2.5

The Archaeological Museum of the University of Münster in the "Fürstenberghaus" on the cathedral square in Münster primarily serves the university's Institute of Classical Archaeology and Early Christian Archaeology 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 is on exhibits from Greek antiquity.

Wikipedia: Archäologisches Museum Münster (DE), Website

191 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: St. Petri

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St. Petri

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 on the university campus 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) as well 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

195 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 6: 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 with details of use. Für Hinweise auf Veröffentlichungen ( oder Belegexemplare bin ich Ihnen dankbar. / CC BY-SA 2.5

Since its opening in 1824, the Geomuseum of the University of Münster 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 considerable scientific value.

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

248 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 7: Kettelersche Kurie

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The Ketteler Curia on the cathedral square in Münster was built between 1712 and 1716 by the master builder Lambert Friedrich Corfey. The builder was Vicar General Nikolaus Hermann von Ketteler zu Harkotten, who 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)

159 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 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

235 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 9: Evangelische Universitätskirche

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The Observantenkirche is a church building in the old town of Münster on Schlaunstraße, corner of Rosenstrasse. It was the monastery church of the Franciscan Observants in 1811 until the monastery was eliminated in 1811. The Observant Church is the property of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is now the Evangelical University Church and concert church of the Evangelical Theological Faculty of the University of Münster.

Wikipedia: Observantenkirche (Münster) (DE), Website

132 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: 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 and is used by various groups and denominations for divine services in a special form.

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

451 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 11: Deutsches Studentenheim

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

Wikipedia: Deutsches Studentenheim (DE)

631 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 12: 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 extent. Originally, it was additionally protected by a moat, which is still preserved in the form of two small ponds. Directly southeast of the redoubt is the Buddenturm as the last surviving tower of the former city fortifications. A little to the west of the Kreuzschanze on Kleimannstraße there is a Batardeau.

Wikipedia: Kreuzschanze (DE)

1051 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 13: Botanischer Garten

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The Botanischer Garten Münster is a botanical garden maintained by the University of Münster.

Wikipedia: Botanischer Garten Münster (EN), Website

443 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 14: 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

532 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 15: 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 according to his ideas right next to the zoological garden he founded. There he called himself "Count Tucks".

Wikipedia: Tuckesburg (DE)

1259 meters / 15 minutes

Sight 16: Lukaskirche

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St. Luke's Church 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


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