Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Osnabrück

Felix Nussbaum Haus

Osnabrück-born Jewish painter Felix Nussbaum (1904–44), who emigrated to Belgium and was murdered at Auschwitz, hauntingly documented life, exile, persecution and death under Nazi occupation in much of his work. Thi…
Top Choice Museum in Münster

LWL-Museum für Kunst und Kultur

After a harmonious fusion of the 1908 neo-Renaissance original with an airy postmodern wing, Münster's main museum for art and culture now has the proper digs to match its prized collection of works from the Middle …
Top Choice Castle in Münster & Osnabrück

Burg Vischering

The quintessential medieval moated castle, Burg Vischering is Westphalia’s oldest (1271), and the kind that conjures romantic images of knights and damsels. Surrounded by a system of ramparts and ditches, the comple…
Cathedral in Münster

St-Paulus-Dom

The two massive towers of Münster’s cathedral match the proportions of this 110m-long structure and the vast square it overlooks. It’s a three-nave construction built in the 13th century, when Gothic architecture be…
Historic Site in Münster & Osnabrück

Varusschlacht Museum & Park Kalkriese

You don't need to be a history buff (or even a fan of Russell Crowe in Gladiator) to come to this museum and park, although by the time you leave you'll have a fine idea about how rebellious Germanic tribes won a ma…
Church in Münster

St Lambertikirche

One of Münster’s finest churches, the late-Gothic St Lambertikirche was built in 1450. It's filled with wonderful treasures but the most fascinating attraction is the three wrought-iron cages dangling from the openw…
Historic Building in Osnabrück

Rathaus

It was on the Rathaus steps that the Peace of Westphalia was proclaimed on 25 October 1648, ending the Thirty Years' War. The preceding peace negotiations were conducted partly in Münster, about 60km south, and part…
Cathedral in Osnabrück

Dom St Peter

The unbalanced towers are just one of the idiosyncratic architectural features that make Osnabrück's cathedral an intriguing place. Parts date to 1100, and given that the holy complex got rough treatment in WWII, it…
Museum in Münster

Kunstmuseum Picasso

A treat for fans of Pablo Picasso, one of the 20th century's seminal artists, in this 18th-century neoclassical mansion whose changing exhibits are drawn from a prized collection of around 800 lithographic works. Th…
Historic Building in Münster

Historisches Rathaus & Friedenssaal

Dominating Prinzipalmarkt, Münster's city hall played a key role in ending the calamitous Thirty Years' War when an important sub-treaty of the Peace of Westphalia was signed here in 1648. You can visit the place of…