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.
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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. 
    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 
    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... 
    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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  • Paulus-Dom is the cathedral church of the Catholic Diocese of Münster in Germany, and is dedicated to St Paul. It is counted among the most significant church buildings in Münster and, along with the City Hall, is one of the symbols of the city. The Astronomical Clock in Church. The Astronomical clock is the very best and very spiciel. Easter is the first sunday after the first moon. we can know the moons phases 6 weeks in advanced. i took photo this clock please see the clock. its wondering.
  • 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.
  • It doesn’t catch your eye from the outside, but it is marvelous from the inside, and full of tiny yet beautiful details.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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