Germany 2017: Münster

Münster, North Rhine-Westphalia:

Münster Cathedral or St.-Paulus-Dom

Münster Cathedral or St.-Paulus-Dom

In March, I had to travel to Münster for four days because of work, but I arrived early and walked a bit through the city centre.

Münster is a city in western Germany with around 310,000 inhabitants. It’s a place of important historic events, such as the signing of the Treaty of Westphalia ending the Thirty Years’ War in 1648. Even further back in time, Münster witnessed the Anabaptist Rebellion during the Protestant Reformation in 1534-1535. The Anabaptists took control of the city, but were eventually defeated and their leaders tortured to death with their bodies displayed in iron cages at the tower of St. Lambert’s Church for many decades. The original iron cages were restored and can still be seen. In addition to its fascinating history, Münster’s city centre includes some beautiful old buildings worth a look and is known as the bicycle capital of Germany.

I enjoyed my time in Münster – especially due to the fantastic sunny weather and plenty of spring flowers in the city’s public parks!

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