Culture in Münster
Muenster offers many cultural sightseeing opportunities for an exciting stay.
The Boulevard Theatre is a privately managed theatre located in Münster's city-centre. Inspired by the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, designer Dieter Sieger created the noble but charming atmosphere. The theatre is renowned for its repertoire of comedic plays, although this doesn't mean though that only comedy-lovers will leave happy. Certainly, the opposite can be true. Watch one of the entertaining shows and let the flair of the theatre convince you.
The triple-winged estate (built between 1753 and 1757) is a masterpiece of architecture from the Baroque period. After being almost completely destroyed in World War II, it has been elaborately rebuilt. Today, the Erbdrostenhof's most important and valuable attraction is the beautiful ballroom in the centre of the building. It can be rented for concerts and numerous other events.
- Masterpiece of architecture
- Built between 1753 and 1757
The Peace Hall in Münster’s gothic town hall owes its name to the peace treaty between Spain and the Netherlands, which was concluded here under solemn oath on 15 May 1648.
The hall originally served as a council chamber and its fine renaissance wood panelling dates from around 1577. The gallery of portraits, with its pictures of ambassadors, was purchased by the council in 1649. The furnishings of Peace Hall, which were put in storage during the Second World War, have been faithfully restored.
- Gallery of portraits of ambassadors
St. Paulus Dom
The St. Paulus Cathedral, the largest church in Westphalia, is the nucleus of the city dating back to the 9th century. Many years later, in the 13th century, today’s Gothic building was added. Thousands of people visit the Cathedral every day, enjoying the church's art in one of the guided tours.
The entrance area on the North side, holding the Cathedral's treasury, is the main attraction for visitors. Do not miss the ringing of the astronomic clock of 1542 (daily at noon, weekends and on holidays at 12.30 pm).
- The largest church in Westphalia
- Cathedral's treasury is the main attraction for visitors
- Astronomic clock of 1542
LWL-Museum of Art and Culture
The LWL-Museum of Art and Culture attracts visitors from far beyond the borders of the region of Westphalia. The exhibitions present works from the Middle Ages as well as contemporary and avant-gardist pieces of art. The 7.500 square metres museum is barrier-free and offers tours between the old and the new building, counts more than 350.000 objects, 51 showrooms, a library and an auditorium.
- More than 350.000 objects
- Modern architecture
City Theater Münster
The City Theater was one of the first theatrical buildings in Germany after World War II and is thus characterized by a great tradition. The five segment opera listed in the game plan the categories music theater (opera/musical), drama, dance (ballet), young theater and concert. With around 30 premieres and 600 performances per season, the theater in the city center of Münster is open all year round.
- Music theater, drama, dance, young theater, concert
- Guest performances, readings, lectures, exhibitions
- 200.000 spectators