The Peace Hall in Münster 's Historic Town Hall owes its name to the conclusion of the Spanish-Dutch Peace, which was solemnly invoked here on 15 May 1648. This peace agreement is part of the Peace of Westphalia. For five years, the peace was wrangled over in complicated negotiations. Münster as well as Osnabrück served as central negotiating locations.
In April 2015, the European Commission awarded the town halls of Münster and Osnabrück the European Heritage Label as sites of the Peace of Westphalia.
Today, the Peace Hall has masterpieces of carving and portraits of the sovereigns and envoys who came to Münster for the Peace Treaty. The portrait gallery with the envoys' portraits was purchased by the Council as early as 1649. Wander through the hall and learn more about Münster's history. If required, you can also book a guided tour through the providers Stadt Lupe Münster e.V., StattReisen Münster e.V. and K3 Stadtführungen.
Münster's town hall is a Gothic building from the middle of the 14th century. The high gables are particularly impressive. Originally, the hall served as the council chamber, whose magnificent wooden Renaissance panelling dates from around 1577.
During the air raids on Münster in the Second World War , the town hall was hit by several bombs on 28 October 1944 and burnt out completely. However, in the 1950s the characteristic arched building was rebuilt true to the original. The furnishings of the Peace Hall, which were removed during the Second World War, were also rebuilt true to the original.
Auf Grund von Veranstaltungen und Empfängen kann es an einigen Tagen zu veränderten Öffnungszeiten kommen.
Groups from 10 persons: Adults 1.50 €, pupils/students: 1.00 €.
Groups of more than 10 persons are requested to register for a visit to the Peace Hall, telephone + 49 (0)2 51/4 92-27 24.
Guided tours: only possible as part of the guided tours of Stadt Lupe Münster e.V., StattReisen Münster e.V. and K3 Stadtführungen
However, the Peace Hall is not the only setting of the Peace of Westphalia. Haus Marck, the town of Lengerich and other places are also part of it. The sites are united on a 163 km cycle route. The so-called Peace Route follows the routes on which the peace riders travelled. Their task was to exchange news and information between the two negotiating sites. You can relive this route on your bike.
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.
Münster's most beautiful time - when Prinzipalmarkt glows golden, the arcades are decorated with Advent wreaths and the scent of fir greenery wafts through the streets, Advent begins. Six individual Christmas markets, around 250 stalls in total: the Christmas markets around the Historic Town Hall, Aegidiimarkt, Am Kiepenkerl and at Harsewinkelplatz take place from 27 November to 23 December. At Überwasserkirchplatz and Lambertikirchplatz they end 1 day earlier, on 22 December 2022.
The markets open Sundays to Thursdays from 11 am to 8 pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 9 pm.
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)
Virtuosos ahead - foreigners in! Migrants from Europe determined the incomparably rich musical scene of the 18th century capital: London. But it would not have existed without the professionals from the continent, musicians and composers - opulent operas, a myriad of new compositions that printers and publishers pounced on, dozens of public concerts and house concerts every day. With playfulness and imagination, Max Volbers and Alexander von Heißen bring a dazzling facet of the musical metropolis to life with "Foreign Masters".
Handel from Halle was the most influential English composer, his opera arias were pop on the island. In the King's Theatre orchestra, under George Frideric Handel's direction, the oboist Sammartini from Italy made a name for himself; his compositions were considered original and fiery. Adapted by Haym, Londoner by choice from Italy, A. Scarlatti's "Pyrrhus and Demetrius" was the second most successful opera in the kingdom at the time. Corelli and Alberti, who never set foot on English soil, were made stars by resourceful music publishers in the cosmopolitan city. At the same time, the recorder came into fashion as a "gentleman's flute", the instrument of wealthy aficionados and connoisseurs who performed for guests in private. Jacques Paisible/James Pesible, one of the greatest recorder players of the time, had also helped his instrument to reach English heights.
Max Volbers will receive an OPUS Klassik in 2023; among other prizes, he was awarded the GWK Prize in 2013. He performs internationally and teaches at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and at the Mozarteum Salzburg, where he studied with Dorothee Oberlinger, Walter van Hauwe, Reinhard Goebel and Florian Birsak. Alexander von Heißen, among others winner of the 23rd Int. Bach Competition Leipzig and OPUS Klassik Prize Winner 2018 (with 4 Times Baroque), teaches at the colleges in Cologne, Münster and in Frankfurt, where he also studied with Eva Maria Pollerus and Jesper Christensen. He pursues a busy concert schedule and has recorded numerous CDs.