Münster Castle is of course a must-see when visiting Münster . It is a very good starting point for a stroll through the streets of the city. There are numerous sights in the immediate vicinity that you should plan some time to visit.
Münster Castle was the prince-bishop's residence until 1803. The architect Johann Conrad Schlaun built the Baroque structure for Münster's penultimate prince-bishop, Maximilian Friedrich von Königsegg-Rothenfels.
The 91-metre-long three-wing complex with a five-aisle central risalit is elegantly designed using red brick and light-coloured sandstone. In 1945, the castle was completely bombed. Between 1947 and 1953, it was rebuilt according to old plans, at least in its outer appearance.
Today it is the seat of the administration of the University of Münster. The Institute of Botany of the Department of Biology at Münster University, which was built at the end of the 19th century, is located in the palace garden. At the same time, the institute's botanical garden is located there, which invites visitors to public tours on an irregular basis.
The city's attitude to life is clearly shaped by the university. The countless students populate the city's beer gardens and squares, especially in good weather. The bicycle as the main means of transport is of course particularly suited to this relaxed lifestyle. The Schlossplatz is a popular venue for events. The "Tournament of Winners" or the "Send", Münster's big folk festival, have their home here.
The Gallery of the Street - Poster Art. From Picasso to Pollock
This presentation brings together 90 posters from the KÖNA collection, which is being presented to the public for the first time. It is dedicated to the poster as a as a peculiar hybrid between the world of art and the world of commerce. world of commerce. The KÖNA Collection includes French, American and German exhibition posters from the 1950s to the 1980s, which advertising presentations by Braque, Chagall, Matisse, Miró and Picasso. The colourful works were primarily produced as lithographs in the Mourlot print shop in Paris, which also opened a branch in New York. in New York. With illustrious names such as Jackson Pollock and Keith Haring the American avant-garde is also represented in the exhibition. Posters, as the German philosopher and writer Max Wiese once said Wiese, posters are nets in which our desires are supposed to become entangled. In this sense, the exhibition offers the eye much that is captivating.
The Assembled City - From Fernand Léger to Sergei Eisenstein
The studio exhibition "The Mounted City" brings together films, photo and painting books by artists such as Sergei Eisenstein, Joris Ivens, Germaine Krull, Fernand Léger, Erich Mendelsohn, Lázló Moholy-Nagy, Walter Ruttmann, Moï Ver and Dziga Vertov, who impressively demonstrated a new aesthetic of urban spatial perception. Electric light spectacle and roaring traffic, almost endless vertical growth of skyscrapers, the fusion of work and leisure space and the general acceleration of life: as part of this exhibition, the Pablo Picasso Münster Art Museum invites you on a cinematic, photographic and architectural journey through time to the New York, Paris, Berlin and Moscow of the Roaring Twenties.
Every year on 3 October, the Münsterland Giro offers various races and routes through the entire Münsterland region for cyclists. Within a very short time, the event has become one of the most important cycling races in Germany with its offer to watch and ride along. The professional race is the last major highlight of the German season and is one of the best contested in the country. In the three so-called "Everyman's Races" with distances between around 70 and 140 kilometres, a good 4,500 amateur athletes take to the starting line every year to ride at race pace on closed-off routes through the most beautiful corners of the Münsterland region.
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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.
Futuristic and euphoric sounds by distorting voice and instrument: The band 5K HD offers a kind of disturbing pop high culture experiment and yet the music seems familiar and pleasant.
A band that feels called upon to create something new, without locating itself in genres: 5K HD. Sometimes their pieces sound futuristic, sometimes fragile, sometimes epic or brute, sometimes playful. At the Münsterland Festival they will play unplugged, which will lead to an even more intense and pure listening pleasure.
5K HD is a catchy and euphorically disturbing pop and high culture experiment that manages entirely without a laptop, even if it often sounds the opposite. Both the voice and the instruments are alienated to such an extent that you lose sight of who is causing what sound. The band mixes the traditional roles of their instruments: they let the bass play the sounds that normally come from the keyboard, or distribute the finger sequences of a piano composition to the other instruments. The music often seems strange and familiar at the same time - and that's what makes it so exciting.