Experience the Münsterland live at great concerts, atmospheric festivals, musicals, exhibitions and readings. In the open air, colourful traditional markets, town festivals, knights' games and the wonderful Christmas markets attract visitors.
The Münsterland calendar of events is full to bursting all year round. Be there when castles are transformed into shining lights, green spaces into concert halls, meadows into marketplaces and shopping streets into dining rooms. Choose your favourite event for today, next weekend or to coincide with your holiday in Münsterland.
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Please note: Due to the Corona pandemic, events may be cancelled or postponed at short notice. Please contact the organiser directly.
Coming and Going - Westphalian Biodiversity in Transition is a state exhibition at the LWL Museum of Natural History. The exhibition focuses on animals and plants from Westphalia that have become extinct and some of which have been reintroduced. The new permanent exhibition has numerous originals and shows the changes in nature. In addition, current research results in Westphalia are shown.
Dive into the small and big secrets around the all-rounder forest. We all associate something with the term forest. But is it actually forest or woodland what grows on Germany's soils? What is the
difference between the two terms? And what do other forests
of this earth look like? Since the first coal forests were formed, trees, plants and
trees, plants and animal inhabitants have changed enormously. 10,000 years ago
years ago, the influence of humans was added. There is more about this in the exhibition.
An Feiertagen gelten dieselben Öffnungszeiten.
Rendezvous of Friends - Camoin, Marquet, Manguin, Matisse
Under the title "Rendezvous of Friends", the Pablo Picasso Museum of Art is bringing together around Pablo Picasso Museum of Art is bringing together around 90 paintings, drawings and graphic works of the so-called "Moreau Group". Charles Camoin, Henri Manguin, Albert Marquet and Henri Matisse were students of the French painter Gustave Moreau and were artist friends. After a period of Fauvist style, the four artists each followed their own path each went their own way in their further artistic development. The exhibition traces the commonalities and mutual inspirations, but also their artistic individuality. In this works by their common teacher Gustave Moreau will also be shown. will be shown.
Picasso - Photography and Mythology
The artist's book "Diurnes" (French for "in the daytime"/"active during the day") is the culmination collaboration between Pablo Picasso and the photographer that began in the 1950s. Pablo Picasso and the photographer André Villers. 30 collotype prints of the of the volume will be presented in the exhibition "Picasso - Photography and Mythology" exhibition. Multiple exposures create an dialogue between Picasso's silhouettes in the form of mythological figures mythological figures, animals and portraits and Viller's photographic exploration of the exploration of the Provençal landscape. In combination with works works from the museum's own collection, Picasso's playful approach to the Picasso's playful approach to photography and printmaking is illuminated. is illuminated.
Sarah Lesch is one of the most important protagonists of the new German singer-songwriter scene. Her lyrical and subtle songs deal with the big in the small and observe everyday life and the world from a perspective that is always close to what is happening and is not afraid to look closely at even the most uncomfortable topics. The fact that Sarah never elevates herself in the process, but rather dives deep herself, speaks from person to person and leaves moral conclusions to the audience, is her particular strength. She turns the dusty singer-songwriter genre upside down, from old-school dogmatism to a lively, emancipatory commentary on our times. Commitment instead of pointing fingers. Wit instead of anger. Emotion instead of complaisance. Where others reel off their songs, Sarah Lesch always has an anecdote ready.
Despite her young age, Sarah Lesch brings not only a point of view but also rich life experience to the stage. Her poetic-political songs are about love, lightness and peace cakes, but also about the dark sides of our coexistence in private and social life. That Sarah Lesch knows what she is singing about has never been so clear as on her new album TRIGGERWARNUNG. In her songs, the boundary between entertainment and attitude falls. Nothing is trivial, everything is important. Rarely are the socio-political issues of our day brought to the point as comprehensively as in her lyrics.
The fact that Sarah Lesch also writes musically exceptionally good songs makes the whole thing perfect. She charismatically leads her audience to motorway service areas, dirty kitchen tables or dimly lit pubs, makes the audience laugh, moves them to tears and, as if by chance, provokes them to take a stand.
"One of the most exciting female songwriters of our time, who can bite with words but also embrace them" WDR5.
The three powerful voices of Vusa, Ramadu and Blessings, a string quartet of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and Roland Guggenbichler on piano create the unmistakable sound of MoZuluArt. Mozart meets African musical tradition in this special crossover project. The project does not fit into any pigeonhole and leads to the source of joie de vivre.
A unique combination of traditional African vocal music and classical compositions: The internationally successful formation MoZuluArt shows what it sounds like when Mozart's Serenade in G major leaves its cosy surroundings at the imperial court and is inspired by the pulsating rhythms of the Ndebele and Zulu. "Mozart meets Zulu" brings all the qualities of MoZuluArt into focus, their warmth and their sensual as well as intellectual power.
Staff members regularly guide visitors through the permanent exhibition "History - Violence - Conscience".
Based on the history of the building, the exhibition tells of the crimes committed by the police during the Second World War and attempts to come to terms with them in the post-war period: the exhibition focuses on the enormous dimension of the uniformed police's involvement in the Second World War and in the genocides against Jews and Sinti and Roma, public and personal denazification and continuities after 1945, the legal process of coming to terms with Nazi injustice and the Federal Republic's bureaucratic attempt to "make amends" to those formerly persecuted.
The prerequisite for participation is the wearing of a medical mask as well as a proven negative rapid test or proof of a Corona vaccination or recovery.
The Vienna-based author and cartoonist Stefanie Sargnagel writes radically subjective but also wise with a big pinch of cynicism and black humour.
Her topics are the so-called simple life, feminism, hopelessness or depression. She breaks all genre boundaries and achieves something on paths never trodden that you don't have to call a novel to be captivated by it. It is often hilarious and sometimes tragic. Stefanie Sargnagel is a guest at the Münsterland Festival with a reading at Pension Schmidt.
Stefanie Sargnagel is one of the most important Austrian authors of the 21st century. In 2016 she received the BKS Bank Audience Award in the competition for the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize. In October 2020, her book "Dicht" was published, which reached number 2 on the bestseller list of the Austrian book trade.
Is the starry sky clearer and more magnificent at your holiday destination than at home in Münsterland... or do you just allow yourself more leisure to look at it on holiday? Both are true. However, due to increasing light pollution, observation sites with high sky quality have become rare. The IDA (International Dark Sky Association) and national astronomy associations recognised this years ago and have now certified stray light protected star parks worldwide. Star enthusiast Martin Vogel reports on his travels there and to other holiday destinations of interest for astronomical observations. He reports which expectations can be fulfilled there for the visual observer and for the astrophotographer, how to plan an astral trip, which of one's own observing instruments are suitable to take along on air travels, which instruments can be rented locally. But often a rotating star chart and a good pair of binoculars are enough to gain unforgettable insights into the world of star clusters, nebulae and galaxies under ideal observation conditions.
Therefore, always be aware during your stay in Münsterland and inform yourself about any changes and measures at short notice.
You can find out about the exact rules and regulations for the federal state of NRW here: www.land.nrw/corona