Fireside picnics in the Münsterland
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Fireside picnic

Fireside picnic with music, tales of happiness & cosiness

A cosy time out by the fire - there's probably nothing better on cold winter evenings. Paired with a picnic and entertainment programme, such an evening is even better. The fireside picnics at the beginning of 2023 proved this, with the Harkotten Mansion, the Keppelborg, Kaminwelt Neuer and the Kunst-Café am Haus Vortlage offering their premises for the event.

The cosy winter picnic by the fire was accompanied by a genuine Münsterland cultural programme "Herzstücke im Münsterland in Wort und Klang!". The guests enjoyed a reading on the subject of "Münsterland happiness", which was accompanied by mystical Westphalian ballad singing with guitar music. In addition, there were insights into the book "Herzstücke im Münsterland", which tells of small and large highlights as well as secrets of the region.

Some fireside picnics included a picnic box, while others allowed guests to fill and bring their own picnic basket. We have plenty of recipe ideas! A "Münsterland winter punch" from the Münsterland seal was also served with every fireside picnic.

Gudrun Gunia Gudrun Gunia
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Pieces of heart in Münsterland in word and sound!

The guests were able to enjoy this cultural programme:

  • Presentation of the book "Herzstücke im Münsterland - Besonderes abseits der bekannten Wege entdecken": 100 places and phenomena across all 4 Münsterland districts and the city of Münster.
  • Reading of individual sections, anecdotes and special Münsterland luck stories alternate with fairytale-like tales of folk tales, myths and songs
  • Musical accompaniment (mystical, Westphalian ballad singing)

These people provided entertainment

  • Gudrun Gunia, musician, storyteller, balladeer
  • Hartwig Homann-Sommerhage, tour guide and speaker
  • Freddy Thalmann (technology)

Based on a concept by the author Marta Latour (stage name of Martje Thalmann, who is also known as the Türmerin von Münster ).

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