Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom), Muenster

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Must see · Religious Site · Historic Site
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) on your holiday in Muenster, and find out what else Muenster has to offer, use our Muenster.
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  • Big church, well reconstructed and architecturally spectacular, but nothing really special excepted fantastic and wonderful astronomical clock. The latter is absolutely worth seeing.  more »
  • Large church - not as exciting as Cologne Cathedral or St. Lamberti Church which is just around the corner. But the church with its Astronomical clock is definitely worth a visit  more »
  • This impressive cathedral is almost 800 years old and contains quite a few beautiful details (in particular the astronomic clock). BUT - having seen so many great churches around the world, St...  more »
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  • It is fantastic. If you have been many other church, it would be even better to visit here. Especially, big statue as well clock is attractive.
  • St. Paul's Cathedral is a 108 metre long structure built over a apan of 40 years in the 1200s. The entire build of this gigantic church is a typical representative of Gothic style. There are three organs here and the Astronomical clock is an attraction worth seeing.
  • Lovely cathedral. Lots of beautiful carved statuary as well as the famous clock. I went on a Sunday so I could hear the organ and the church choir. It was an ethereal experience
  • Beautiful place to visit. Make sure you're there a bit before 12:00 to save a spot by the astronomical clock.
  • It is an interesting mixture of different styles. The most impressing device is a clock of the 17th century combined with a calendar and small figures playing melodies every hour.

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