Lambertikirche (St. Lamberti Church), Munster

Lambertikirche (St. Lamberti Church), Munster (must see)

St. Lamberti Church (Lambertikirche) is a magnificent Roman Catholic church in Munster's city center, next to Principal Market (Prinzipalmarkt). Construction of the current building began in 1375, with work continuing in stages throughout the 15th century.

This landmark parish church features Gothic architecture and a stunning church tower. The central nave stands below a soaring vaulted ceiling. There are beautiful stained-glass windows behind the high altar. Some very ornamental religious art pieces, figures, and sculptures can be seen around the church's interior and exterior.

Above the clock on the neo-Gothic church spire are three iron cages, a reminder of a dark part of this church's history. In 1536, three rebellion leaders were tortured and killed, their mutilated bodies placed on public display inside the cages — where they remained for 50 years!

The church holds regular worship services. They have music groups and community choirs. Music plays a big part in the church's operation. There are two pipe organs — a large suspended organ in the main hall and a smaller choir organ. There are also eight magnificent bells, several dating back over five centuries, in the belfry. Above the belfry is a 16th-century fire bell. The bells still ring for church services today.

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Sight Name: Lambertikirche (St. Lamberti Church)
Sight Location: Munster, Germany (See walking tours in Munster)
Sight Type: Religious
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