Of course, Münster Castle is a must-see when visiting Münster. The building is a great starting point for a stroll through the streets of the city centre. There are numerous sights in the immediate vicinity of the castle that you should definitely 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 through the use of red brick and light-coloured sandstone. In 1945, the castle was severely damaged by bombs. 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 Münster University. 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 palace garden. At the same time, the Botanical Garden of the Institute is located there, which occasionally invites visitors to public guided tours. But even without a guided tour, a visit is very much worthwhile.
The city's attitude to life is clearly shaped by the university. The countless students populate the city's beer gardens and public squares, especially in good weather. The bicycle as the main means of transport naturally fits in particularly well with this relaxed lifestyle. The Schlossplatz is a popular venue for events throughout the year. The"Tournament of Winners" or the "Send", Münster's large folk festival, have their regular place 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 the 50th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death, numerous art exhibitions are taking place around the world. This is also the case at the Picasso Museum in Münster.
* Schülerinnen, Schüler, Studierende bis 25 Jahre, Auszubildene, Arbeitslose, Schwerbehinderte (ab 80%), InhaberInnen der artCard und des Münster-PAsses,
Dienstags ist Studierendentag. Tickets kosten für diese Gruppe nur 6 Euro.
Donnerstags ist Seniorentag. Tickets kosten für diese Gruppe nur 10 Euro.
The nude is a timeless art motif that fascinates, outrages, excites and inspires through its diversity and possibilities of representation. In the exhibition, ways of interpreting the nude and its art-historical development from the 19th to the 21st century are illuminated. Themes such as the male gaze on the female body and the question of gender and identity are addressed. The works from Tate London are presented in groups, ranging from historical depictions of the nude to politically charged and fragile representations. They are complemented by works by artists such as Edvard Munch and August Macke from the Münster collection.
Am 2. Freitag im Monat hat das Museum von 10 Uhr - 24 Uhr geöffnet (bei freiem Eintritt ab 18 Uhr).
Am zweiten Freitag im Monat von 18 Uhr bis 24 Uhr ist der Eintritt frei.
The MünsterMatineen bring high-calibre speakers to the studiobühne who deal with topics of our time in changing constellations. The series starts on 17 December with the topic "Nature - just the next hype? In the climate debate, it is often overlooked that nature is not only a fantastic ecosystem that we need to preserve, but that nature is also in control of completely different things:
It is an intelligence system in its own right, helps us increase our resilience and fascinates us with its majesty and health-giving effects. These facets are the focus of the morning. A small French breakfast (coffee + croissant) provides the right start to the day, which is best spent with friends, relatives and acquaintances in the best pre-Christmas season.
Your speakers all belong to the RedCarpetSpeaker ensemble and have been in the speaking business for many years. You can look forward to 120 entertaining, inspiring and informative minutes (including a break) that outline the motto of the MünsterMatineen: Zeitgeist - Zukunft - Persönlichkeit.
The small breakfast is ready for you from 10.30h, but can also be moved during the break.
Einlass für die MünsterMatineen ist ab 10.00h, das kleine Frühstück wird ab 10.30h angeboten, Beginn der Veranstaltung ist 11.00h
Eintrittspreis für die Veranstaltungen der MünsterMatineen (Premiere 17.12. 11 Uhr), enthält ein kleines französisches Frühstück (Croissant, Kaffee)