LWL-Museum für Naturkunde

LWL-Museum für Naturkunde, Münster

Close to the Aasee and the Allwetterzoo of Münster in Westfalen, Germany you can find a nice natural history museum – the LWL-Museum für Naturkunde. From the outside it looks a bit old-fashioned but inside it is a modern museum with changing exhibitions and a planetarium. On rainy days it gets a bit too crowded but that is typical for a museum like this that is of interest for all ages.

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Botanischer Garten

Botanischer Garten, Münster

I’ve seen many botanical gardens throughout the years but the one at Münster in Westfalen, Germany is maybe the best in Germany. Correct me if I’m wrong. It was opened in the year 1803 and belongs to the university of Münster by which it is used for research and teaching. It is located behind the wonderful Fürstbischöfliches Schloß and can be visited free of charge. The area covered by the garden is vast and includes many different plants, a lake, a marsh area and also rocks for alpine plants.

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Fürstbischöfliches Schloß

Fürstbischöffliches Schloß, Münster

Maybe it is the most beautiful building of a German university: the Fürstbischöfliches Schloß at Münster in Westfalen, Germany. It was built from the year 1767 on in baroque style for the prince-bishop (‘Fürstbischof‘) Maximilian Friedrich von Königsegg-Rothenfels. The massively decorated and highly impressive building was destroyed to large extent during World War II. After the war British forces planned to tear it fully down but it could be preserved after massive intervention.

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Stadthafen/Kreativkai, Münster

The harbour of Münster in Westfalen, Germany – also known as Stadthafen I – is a former harbour used for ships passing the Dortmund-Ems channel. It was opened in 1899 and goods unloaded here where wood, building materials and grain – but also things imported from the colonies Germany had by that time. Usage of the harbour declined in the second half of the 20th century and an alternative use had to be found.

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