We felt a bit cheated, buying tickets to access the area behind closed doors. We had expected to explore the building when, in fact, all we had access to was one room. Bit of a let down.
Although the Town Hall (Rathaus) is relatively small and was substantially rebuilt following the destruction of WW2, you must not miss the opportunity to stand in the 'Peace Hall' (Friedensaal - Hall of Peace). For just 2 euros you get to stand in the hall where history was made in 1648 and the Peace of Westphalia discussed and ratified. You... More
together with its sister City Hall in Osnabrück European history was made here with the signing of the Treaty of Westphalia to end the 30 Years War in 1648
Town hall and the surroundings are build in a very old style. It's really nice to sit on a terras (whis your beer) and look around.
It's the historic centerpiece of Muenster. Somewhat hidden, but really a must see for any visitor.
This hall of peace was the actually place where the European Nobility decided to end the 30 year war....since then it has been the place of peace meetings for the UN and even the Dali Lama. Incredible but you need to find a way to organize a tour since it is closed to the public. Absolutely stunning.
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