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 of the University of Münster, which was built at the end of the 19th century, is located in the castle 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.
Münster Castle has lots of exciting stories in store for you. Join Dr. Eckhard Kluth, curator of the EMU, on a journey through time from the laying of the foundation stone to the current use of the palace and the famous palace garden.
On Saturday, 10 June from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Überwasserkirchplatz, you can visit around 50 stands to find out what is already on offer in Münster on the subject of sustainability, how you can make your everyday life more sustainable and where you can get involved in more sustainability.
The actors will present their projects and invite you to join in!
There will also be a colourful stage programme with contributions from our network partners and a wide range of culinary delicacies with regional, ecological, vegetarian and fair trade products.
The unique atmosphere and the beautiful surroundings along the promenade with a view of the castle all the way to the Aasee make the visit something special. This applies to both sellers and visitors. They will find everything that bargain hunters want and collectors' hearts desire: from toys and household goods to clothes, books and records. This weekend, around 35,000 visitors can look forward to a very special highlight: the summer night flea market with moonlight! It starts at dusk on Friday at 8 pm. Then flea market fans can rummage for very special treasures all night long. Professional stalls line up in front of the illuminated castle, while the private part runs along the promenade. And when the sun wakes up, the summer night flea market ends with a coffee in the early morning.
The largest funfair in the Münsterland region: Showmen from all over Germany present nostalgic attractions as well as the latest rides. From the fast-paced roller coaster to the romantic chain carousel, there is something for every taste. The culinary offerings range from hearty and hearty to international and exotic to sugary sweet. The "pot market" is a tradition, where bargain hunters can get their hands on everything from flower pots to frying pans. The highlight on Friday evening is the big fireworks display.
The unique atmosphere and the beautiful surroundings along the promenade with a view of the castle all the way to the Aasee make the visit something special. This applies to both sellers and visitors. They will find everything that bargain hunters want and collectors' hearts desire: from toys and household goods to clothes, books and records.
The name says it all when the Münster equestrian event brings together the equestrian elite for a final show of strength at the end of the season. Against the picturesque backdrop of the baroque castle, European, World and Olympic champions compete for victories and placings. The "Tournament of Winners" is one of the oldest tournaments in Germany with a long tradition and refers to the long history and the high significance that equestrian sport has in Münster.
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