Attractive far beyond the borders of Westphalia: the LWL Museum of Art and Culture in Münster is an important regional identity builder. Between the Middle Ages and the contemporary avant-garde, visitors can immerse themselves in the world of art and experience the "magic of the original" live. The extensive art education and cultural programme also continually opens up new perspectives on art and cultural history for visitors.
The building is also impressive: the new building with its sandstone façades on all four sides fits in perfectly with the Münster cityscape and conveys openness in all directions - also through the large glass façades. Spacious and at the same time clearly arranged, the interior leaves enough space to indulge in art without losing the overview.
The exhibitions at the LWL Museum of Art and Culture have been delighting visitors since the museum opened. Renowned artists, unusual perspectives and special cultural experiences are what make the museum so appealing. The temporary exhibitions specialise in one theme and leave no visitor untouched.
The museum's own collections alone would be worth a visit. Works from the Cremer Collection, paintings by the Münster painter family tom Ring and exceptional modern art are just a few examples of outstanding art. The Sculpture Projects Archive deserves special attention. The museum is not only home to numerous sketches, models and documents relating to the major exhibition that takes place every ten years, but also to some remarkable installations and sculptures.
Am zweiten Freitag im Monat hat das Museum bis 24:00 Uhr geöffnet. An diesem Tagen ist der Eintritt ab 18 Uhr frei.
*Reductions are available to recipients of current benefits according to the Social Security Codes II and XII, students (also "study in old age"), trainees, volunteers, people with a degree of disability of 50% or more (if necessary, accompanying person free on presentation of proof).
The LWL Museum of Art and Culture offers an outstanding guided tour concept. On numerous dates, interested visitors cantake part in public guided tours with different focuses. The guided tours are free of charge - only the entrance fee has to be paid. The number of participants is limited to 20. Tickets are available at the museum ticket office 30 minutes before the tour.
MünsterMittendrin is the city festival for all generations. The big festival on Domplatz with top act concerts (tickets) and a free, colourful programme for young and old throughout the city centre with many experience islands and stages. In 2022 the top acts are
Friday: FELIX JAEHN and QUERBEA
Saturday: MANDO DIAO and KOOL SAVAS
Sunday: ROLAND KAISER
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.
Es herrscht freie Platzwahl
For three days and nights, as always on the 1st weekend of September, Münster becomes a large, well-mixed cocktail of art, culture and "dolce far niente". Illuminations, exhibitions, lounges, live music and a varied gastronomy offer visitors a mix that touches all the senses.
LITFILMS is dedicated to the interrelated field of tension between film and literature and is thus unique in its kind in Germany. The focus in 2022 is on the theme of "turning points".
Litfilms takes place in and around Münster, with venues including the Schloßtheater Münster, the LWL Museum of Art and Culture and others.