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Münster, Germany - 28th October 2011

By: indrarado

Hello there!

Guess what? I just started my trip around the world and arrived in Münster, Germany.

My first destination was where Daniela - my host - works. So I had many hands there to welcome me.
And because Daniela was a bit busy I had time to explore the coolest record store around. B)

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In the next weeks, I have a promise, I will see the most interesting sight seeing spots of Münster. And in the meantime I'm allowed to relax in Daniela's favourite armchair.

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* Posted Oct 28, 2011, 8:28 pm Last edited Nov 6, 2011, 11:02 am by indrarado [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Münster, Germany - 30th October 2011

By: indrarado

Hello again!

My second evening in Münster was great. I followed Daniela on her short trip into the city and I saw two interesting places.


Did you know that Münster has only one roundabout? The "Ludgeriplatz" is a place many Münsteraner make fun of - if they are not in their car in there actually...
Because with every attempt to improve it it only gets more annoying...

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It didn't look special to me. But asking the people around I heard that it is the best place in Münster to celebrate or come together for other reasons. Don't believe it? I googled and found pictures like this: soccer wm or these: flashmob, another flashmob. :)


:DBut that wasn't all I saw. Daniela took me a way down the promenade/mall. It encircles the whole inner city and is frequently used by many ciclyst, joggers and pedestrians. See how green it can be in the middle of a big city:

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I guess in the next days I will see many more interesting places. I have the promise to see some of Münster's churches...

* Posted Oct 30, 2011, 6:55 pm Last edited Nov 6, 2011, 11:00 am by indrarado [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Münster, Germany - 31st October 2011

By: indrarado

Helloho!

Today was a quite informative day. I saw the "Spiekerhof" in Münster.  Most interesting here is the Kiepenkerl statue of the traveling merchant. Destroyed during the Second World War, it has been restored true to original and inducted by Federal President Theodor Heuss in 1953.

Kiepenkerle were itinerant traders in the German area between Hamburg and Sauerland.

You can also see two old restaurants there, the Big and the Small Kiepenkerl.

Even the last minutes of the well known crime series Wilsberg and Tatort Münster often take place here.

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On our way back I saw a part of the "Prinzipalmarkt" - the principal market. It's the main market, in contrast to the rye and fish market further down the road. It is also known as "parlor" of Münster.
It's dominated by gabled houses on both sides, but none of the  gables are alike. And on the north side it's edged by the Lamberti church to which I can get closer to maybe the next time.

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* Posted Oct 31, 2011, 9:33 pm Last edited Nov 6, 2011, 10:57 am by indrarado [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Münster, Germany - 1st November 2011

By: indrarado

Hi there!

Today we saw a quite famous antiquarian book shop. This is the place where detective "Wilsberg" from the same titled crime series lives. In reality it is called "Antiquariat Solder".

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And right in the back you see the "Überwasserkirche" ("over water church"), a Gothic church in the western city. Its name is because it is located on the opposite side of the river Aa and stood over water when the rest was flooded. As the entire city of Münster has been hit hard during the Second World War the interior of the church was restored in 1968. And until 1983 the tower was restored from the outside.

The windows were redesigned by glass painter Valentin Peter Feuerstein.

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* Posted Nov 1, 2011, 10:26 pm Last edited Nov 6, 2011, 10:51 am by indrarado [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Münster, Germany - 3rd November 2011

By: indrarado

Hello again!

Today we got closer to the Lamberti church.
Here you can see me on the Prinzipalmarkt.

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St. Lamberti is the northern end of the main market. And it is the most important religious building of the Westphalian late Gothic.

It gained notoriety when the bodys of the three leaders of the Anabaptists were - after their torture and execution - hung from the tower in iron cages (see on the picture above the big clock). Since 1987 three friar's lanterns burn in the cages as a manifestation of three souls that can find no rest. :stare:

And here I finally got close to the church. It is that high!

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Every evening (except Tuesdays) a tower-keeper (one of only four left in Europe) ascends the clock tower and blows his horn every half hour from 9pm until midnight.


From there we went on to the main station. Watch all those bicycles! I was told that Münster was the most cyclists friendly town in Germany. I could believe that now....
They even have built a Radstation where you can park your bike like in a normal car park. The bike station has 3300 spaces available. It even has a "bike wash".  In 2000 it won the Architecture Prize Renault Traffic Design Award.

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I wonder what I will see next...?

* Posted Nov 3, 2011, 10:32 pm Last edited Nov 6, 2011, 10:49 am by indrarado [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Münster, Germany - 4th November 2011

By: indrarado

Here I am again!

Today I had a lazy day on the window sill. It was nice to watch Münster from up here. I could see many churches and other buildings. If you watch carefully you can see (from left to right) the top of Überwasserkirche, of the cathedral and of Lambertikirche.

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In the evening we went to the Aasee. This lake was completed in 1934 tand coveres an area of 40.2 ha and a length of about 2.3km. It was build against flooding and has an important ecological function because of its size.
Today the lake is a popular relaxing area.

The most exciting story about this lake is a murder in 1957. A male torso appeared in the water and his wife was found guilty. In 1959 the process was resumed and she had been acquitted for lack of evidence. This murder was plot in two episodes of the detective series Tatort and an episode of Wilsberg.

And the most famous story is the one about the Black Petra. In 2006 a black swan turned up here and fell in love with a paddleboat in the form of a swan.

A pity swimming and surfing is currently prohibited because of the poor water quality. But we had a great evening here. See how beautiful the light reflects on the water:

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* Posted Nov 4, 2011, 6:09 pm Last edited Nov 6, 2011, 10:46 am by indrarado [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Rhede, Germany - 6th November 2011

By: indrarado

Yesterday we were celebrating birthday in Rhede, a small town 80km from Münster. Daniela's mum had become 50!

We went there by bus (a double-deck - yay!), had a great and long party and returned to Münster:
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Well, there were a few things more. But as the party was that long I guess I won't tell you before tomorrow.. :rolleyes:

* Posted Nov 6, 2011, 11:18 am [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Münster, Germany - 7th November 2011

By: indrarado

It's me again!

I promised to tell you some more things of my trip to Rhede. When we arrived I found some time to enjoy the Münsterland. See the atumn's colours everywhere!

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And when we arrived back in Münster we had a short stroll through the neighbourhood. And do you know what we saw? A real Banksy! He's been in Münster a few months ago and left this stencil (see more) on the sidewalk.

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It's nearly gone, but it's still there!

* Posted Nov 7, 2011, 5:22 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Münster, Germany - 8th November 2011

By: indrarado

Yay! Today we saw St. Paul's Cathedral, the "St. Paulus Dom"!
he Cathedral is the largest church building in Münster, it's the center of the diocese of Münster since its inception in 805. Actually it's the third cathedral and originated in the period between 1225 and 1264th.

Such a large building of course needs a large place infront of it. Can you spot me? On this wide place a market takes place every Wednesday and Saturday. But today there were only a few cars....

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Oh, you can see the Überwasserkirche on the left. I still remember the day we saw that one.

And because the cathedral is restored these days and therefore completely closed in the next weeks we seized the moment and took an inside view.

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About 700 people can sit in here. And sometimes there are many more who celebrate the mess standing. It has been overload as the last pope died. He was the first pope to visit Münster. But did you know that Benedikt XVI was a professor at Daniela's university before he got to Rome?

* Posted Nov 8, 2011, 10:09 pm Last edited Nov 8, 2011, 10:10 pm by indrarado [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Münster, Germany - 11th November 2011

By: indrarado

Hello!

Today I saw the Erbdrostenhof, a baroque palace in the inner city. It was built according to plans by Johann Conrad Schlaun in 1753 to 1757.
He built it diagonally into a relatively small corner and so won room for the fassade. The entrance is a courtyard with a triangular base.
The main showpiece here is a ballroom that extends over the entire central section. And it houses an exquisite collection of historical keyboard instruments.

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See me? I'm at the gates!

And a bit further on we saw a sculpture showing the twinned towns and their distance. Since WWII Münster entered nine town twinnings, first one was York in 1958 and the ninth - after christmas tsunami 2004 - was Indonesian island Nias which has been donated with 689.500€ by now. Münster has even been awarded the European price of "Institute for European partnerships and international cooperation" in 2007.

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* Posted Nov 11, 2011, 10:16 pm Last edited Nov 11, 2011, 10:22 pm by indrarado [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Münster, Germany - 17th November 2011

By: indrarado

A last time Hello from Münster!

Today we had a great day in town. And I saw the famous town hall where the "Westfälische Friede" was signed.

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And then my evening in Münster was amazing. We went to see the Castle at least. A beauty in the dark. And did you know that this is the main building of Münster's university? No wonder that is one of the most wanted universities in Germany...

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* Posted Nov 17, 2011, 7:11 pm [Quote] [View just this post] Go to the top of the page


Grebenau, Germay - 14th March 2012

By: *M*

The day after I arrived, we maked cupcakes :D yummy

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Grebenau, Germany - 24th December 2012

By: *M*

Hey,

I arrived safely on Christmas in Grebenau/Germany  :D

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FosterCareHome, Finland - 10th August 2013

By: FosterCareHome

I've arrived in the Foster care Home for toyvoyagers. Here I have food, comfirt and friedns to play with untill my owner contacts the Foster Care Home.

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FosterCareHome, Finland - 3rd November 2015

By: FosterCareHome

I'm still here...

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