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Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom), Muenster
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
The historic astronomical clock is the main draw at Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom), a 13th-century church. In addition to being the city's main church, this cathedral is known for its artwork and the tomb of Blessed Clemens August Graf von Galen, too. But clock-watchers can see the astronomical clock's hands follow the sun in a counterclockwise direction on its 24-hour face. The main hand indicates the time, and the six minor hands reveal the position of Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Saturn, Mercury, and the moon. At noon, the clock's door opens, and three wise men figures come out to bow to Mary and baby Jesus, then vanish through the next door. Tours are available but must be arranged in advance. The church is active and open for services as well. To visit Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom) and other attractions in Muenster, use our Muenster family vacation planner.
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Die Kirche macht allein schon viel her, wenn an sich allerdings die Kirche mit einer Führung anguckt, entdeckt man viele Dinge neu. Die Uhr in der Kirche ist etwas ganz besonderes. Sie kann man nur ko... read more »The Church makes her alone much, itself however look at the Church with a guided tour, you see many things new. The clock in the Church is something very special. One can understand you just completely through a guide, but it is worth, because it's just fascinating what people could afford at the time. Front of the Cathedral, the Cathedral square on the Saturday and Wednesday the weekly market takes place can be found. There's snacks (fried fish, tapas...) and everything else in a market is expected.show original
Einfach Geschichte so toll anzuschauen ....man findet ruhe und Frieden... würde es immer wieder Besuchen wollen bei nächster GelegenheitSimple story so great to look at ...man is calm and peace... would want to repeatedly visit at the earliest opportunityshow original
Befindet sich in der Nähe des Wochenmarktes. Ein Besuch lohnt sich. Schauen sie doch mal nach der Uhr und nach dem Schutzpatron der Autofahrer !Located in the vicinity of the weekly market. It's worth a visit. Watch it after the clock and after the patron saint of motorists.show original
Nice church. Simple and big.
Impressing church with a historic background
Elena Marie MeyerGothic and domed Basilica built a Westwork with Romanesque towers as the Cathedral of the Diocese of Münster was founded in the early 9th century by a 1225 and 1264 as the third church on this site. Impressive and dominating the Silhoutte of Münster's old town!show original
Eugen JanzenCentrally located.show original
Christopher Rolf MeyerHistorical heritageshow original
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