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Muenster Cathedral (St. Paulus Dom), Muenster

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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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  • 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.
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  • Simple story so great to look at is calm and peace... would want to repeatedly visit at the earliest opportunity
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  • 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.
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  • Nice church. Simple and big.
  • Impressing church with a historic background
  • Gothic 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!
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  • Centrally located.
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  • Historical heritage
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