Today I went to Munster with my host family. Munster is about a thirty minute drive from Werne. While we were at Munster, we visited a very large market where there were a variety of different vendors. Vendors were there selling flowers, meat, cheese, bread, baskets, candy, vegetables, fruit, and so many other things. It was amazing! It was somewhat similar to the International festival in Bowling Green, but much bigger and they had more everyday items that you would such as the fruits and vegetables. Below is a picture that I took with my host family in front of the market.
The market is in front of St. Paul's Cathedral which was the third church building on the is site. "The cathedral rests on the foundations of a first church that was built by the missionary St. Ludgerus. It was dedicated to St. Paul, apostle to the gentiles, the church served as the spirit and administrative centre in the conversion of Saxony. After his ordination as bishop in Cologne in 805, St. Ludgerus installed his see in the mission church, thereby designating it cathedral and Mother Church to the diocese of Munster. The present cathedral is built in late Romanesque style and was consecrated in 1264." (Taken from an informational sign at the cathedral) Visitors are allowed to take pictures inside the cathedral but cannot use flash photography. Below are some pictures that I took while I was visiting the cathedral.
The above picture is the astronomical clock that is located inside St. Paul's Cathedral. The clock was the first astronomical clock in the Munster cathedral and was constructed 1408. Iconoclasts destroyed the clock during Anabaptist disturbances in 1534. It was reconstructed and painted between 1540 and 1542. In 1927, there were plans to have the clock removed because it did not work. However, the clock was restored between 1929 and 1932. During World War II, the mechanism was evacuated but the faults above the clock were not destroyed. It was repaired after the war in 1951 and has been going ever since.
Below are some pictures that I took while we were walking around Munster. Enjoy!
The image above is a picture that I took of St. Lambert's Church in Munster. The image below shows the tower of the church. The cages that you see on the tower were used to display the bodies of Anabaptists in1536. This was a sign of deterrent to others.