Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom), Muenster

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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 trip planner .
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  • August 17, 2017
    In fact, the Duomo square, the St. Paul Cathedral is the actual emergence of square of the city. The building combines the Romanesque style elements with the old choir and the west towers, and the Gothic in the adjacent Basilica construction. The total size of the Interior is spectacular. The Cathedral Chamber houses the Cathedral treasure with art and cultural objects and is open from 11 am to 4 pm except Mondays. Important: the tomb of Clemens August Graf von Galen, who had bravely held his faith and his views against the Nazis during the third of Reich beatified former Cardinal since 2005,.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Impressive: very worthwhile, especially if you like Catholic culture and architecture! Certainly hear when visiting Münster
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  • August 15, 2017
    In the evening you can visit pipe organ sounds can be heard. It was the best experience. It was the first time they would live and pipe organ. Of course, the exterior is very nice!
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  • It was much much nicer than what I expected. Cathedral is way different to what you always find inside German churches. There are amazing stained-glass windows and sculptures inside, displayed in a sort of artistic way rather than the usual boring-church-style, and together with the astronomical clock and the graveyard, it makes the cathedral a special place. If you're interested in arts and architecture, this place is a must in Münster. On top of that, on weekends a local market takes place in the square next to the Cathedral.
  • Wonderful historic Cathedral. A lot of Paintings and Sculptures Art. The musical sound of organ was amazing. And it is nice to see and attend while the people do their prays.
  • This is a beautiful old Cathedral and a must see both from the outside as well as the inside
  • I found it amazing that free tours were offered in 4 different languages just like that there.- great stuff! Learnt a lot in a short amount of time. Check out the great clockwork at midday
  • Very nice historical place.. I generally admire Munster's fast recovery. Since those times..

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