Day trip to Munster, Germany
Trip Start Apr 15, 2003
136Trip End Sep 01, 2011
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For several weeks we've been intending to take a day trip to Münster, Germany, and finally did so on Sunday. The weather in Amsterdam was pouring rain so we decided getting out of town would be a good idea. Münster is a 2 1/2 hour drive from Amsterdam through pretty countryside. The town itself is very interesting. During WWII the town was a transportation hub for that area of the country and thus a target for bombings - resulting in 63% of the town, and 92% of it's medieval center, being destroyed. However, as you can see in the pictures, the town was rebuilt in a style very sympathetic to it's pre-war look. Whatever facades remained were reused or recreated.
Münster would be an even better place to go on a day other than Sunday. The shops looked really nice, and there were lots of them. But, like so many places, they are all closed on Sunday. Luckily, it wasn't raining there so we were able to walk around town, visit the many churches, have a delicious German lunch (brats, sauerkraut, a pretzel and beer), walk around some more and get back home before 9 p.m.
A very enjoyable daytrip.
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