German Impressions – 3 weeks / 8 states: 1st stop – Münster

October 2012 I travelled with a friend in 3 weeks through 8 German states.  We did not set out to break any record.  It just happened that way.  We began in Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen and finished in Wasserburg am Inn, Bayern.  In my blogs I plan to describe and show my impressions of towns we visited.

Our first stop was Münster in Nordrhein-Westfalen, considered to be the cultural centre of the region.

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The first thing I noticed were the number of people on bikes and the number of bikes on the road.

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They travel on cobble stone roads …

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… in between building from the 17th century.  The St Lamberti church was built between 1375 and 1450, here seen from the Prinzipalmarkt.

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The facade below is part of the Rathaus built in the 14th century.

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However not all buildings are that old.

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This beautiful castle built 1767 to 1787 is part of the university, extensively renovated after the war.

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And to end the tour pictures taken in the Schlosspark.

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Next stop: Kassel

 

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