Road Trip #9
Münster is not a city that has buildings in the Weser Renaissance style. It is however located quite close to many of the places that we have visited over the past few months. As we had heard it was a beautiful city, we thought it might be worth a visit.
St.-Paulus-Dom & St Lambert's Church
We started our walk through Münster by visiting the the St.-Paulus-Dom (often just called the Münster Cathedral), which was built between 1225 and 1264. We also visited the St Lambert's Church, for which the foundation stone was laid in 1375.
Antiquariat Michael Solder
On our way from the city center to Münster Castle, we passed by the antiquarian bookstore, Antiquariat Michael Solder. The bookstore houses around 10 000 antique books. Since 1998, the store has also been used as a filming location for the popular German crime series called "Wilsberg".
Our final stop in Münster was the Münster Castle. This is is a baroque style mansion that was built between 1767 and 1787, using Baumberger sandstone. The castle was commissioned by the prince-bishop Maximilian Friedrich von Königsegg-Rothenfels and designed by the architect Johann Conrad Schlaun. Since 1954, the castle has housed a part of the University of Münster.
If you are ever traveling through the north of Germany, Münster is indeed a nice city to visit!