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Münster - church bells and rain

One of the lesser-known historic cities of Germany - you don`t know what you miss!

Münster:
A papal ambassador in Münster said once: Either it rains in Münster, or the church bells ring, or both. It is true that it rains pretty often in the region, and due to the many churches in Münster, there is a high probability that this statement is correct. A beautiful historic German city with lots to see.

Münsterland:
The most famous female German poet, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, member of a noble family from the Münsterland region, once said: "The Münsterland is as pleasant as a country without any obvious sights, mountains, valleys, lakes, big rivers etc. can possibly be". Well said, and truly said. The biggest attraction are the unique moated castles which are so typical for the Münsterland.

An additional advantage: As the countryside is very flat, it is ideal cycling country. There is a whole network of cycling paths ("Pättkes") connecting the interesting locations.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:nice Old Town; cyclist-friendly-city
  • Cons:beware of the cyclists !; sometimes rainy; moated castles not always open for visitors
  • Last visit to Münster: Jun 2007
  • Intro Updated May 18, 2009
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  • mary2u99's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2008 at 3:09 AM

    I have been to Munster a long time ago but only to the town centre. Really nice small town. Schloss Nordkirchen or "Little Versailles" is beautiful. You are welcome here I am sure you will enjoy the rain forest. :-)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 8, 2007 at 7:08 AM

    I'm glad they at least allow weddings in Schloss Raesfeld, even if it is not otherwise open to the public. There were LOTS of weddings all over the world yesterday (including one in my family), as it was 07.07.07.

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