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Munster: A Baroque City!

Munster is a city located in North Rhine–Westphalia, Germany. Considered the center of the Westphalia culture, this city has an area of 302,830 km2 and a population of 269,105 inhabitants. The establishment of the city dates back to 793 when Charlemagne sent a mission that founded a Carolingian Episcopal see there. During the 14th century, the city was part of the Hanseatic League, and in 1816, it belonged to Prussia being the capital of the Westphalia Province. Even though the city was almost completely destroyed in 1943 during World War II, it was rebuilt after 1945 as an accurate replica of the original cityscape that dated from 13th century.

The city has achieved a charming balance between tradition and modernity. For this reason it has been chosen as one of the favorite destinations for many people around the world. In the center of the heart of the city a 13th century building will definitely call your attention: St Paul's Cathedral. You will also be captivated by the splendor of Prinzipalmarkt, the Town Hall, Castle, and St. Lamberti Church. Do not miss the opportunity and visit Mühlenhof Open-air Museum located in the shores of the Aasee Lake, the Planetarium, and the Museum of Natural History.

Have a vacation full of history and culture! In Munster, you may find real baroque treasures: the Castle which is at this time part of the University, the Church of St. Clemens, the Dominican Church and the Erbdrostenhof. Besides appreciating the beauty of baroque architecture, visit some of the museums and theaters located in the city. They are unique; for instance, the Museum of Pablo Picasso Graphics is the only one which exclusively dedicate to the graphic works of this painter. Other events and fairs around the Prinzipalmarkt are part of the attractions this welcoming city offer to its visitants.

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