Park Walk (Self Guided), Munster

Münster is a city that will pleasantly surprise you with its green areas and numerous parks, most of which were built on top of former fortifications. Today these recreational spaces represent the pride and joy of the city of Münster. This tour gives you the chance to visit six of these wonderful parks.
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Park Walk Map

Guide Name: Park Walk
Guide Location: Germany » Munster (See other walking tours in Munster)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 6
Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 Km or 1.9 Miles
Author: Xena
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Aegidiischanze
  • Ludgeriplatz
  • Engelenschanze
  • Hörsterplatz
  • Coerdeplatz
  • Kreuzschanze

1) Aegidiischanze

The Aegidiischanze is a green area and former sconce on the southwestern edge of the city center. It served as a fortress of Aegidiitores and was surrounded by a moat. In the late 19th century, it was transformed into an urban green space by the Münster City Council and honorary citizen, Adolf Kleimann. In 1964, on the western edge of the hill a monument was erected in honor of the fallen soldiers from the 4th (Westphalian) Cuirassiers "von Driesen".

2) Ludgeriplatz

The Ludgeriplatz is located on the southern edge of the city center, at the intersection of the six main streets. It is named after the Frisian missionary, Saint Ludger, who is considered to be the founder of the city. Of special interest is the fact that the park features two bronze sculptures: "Servant with a horse" and "Maid with the bull", created by Rémy Zaugg during the Skulptur Projekte Münster.

3) Engelenschanze

The Engelenschanze is located in the south-center of Münster. Up until 1764, it was surrounded by a moat. During the 19th and 20th centuries, this area was converted into an urban green space with fountains, alleys, and soft lawns. Since 1975, it also features the kinetic sculpture "Three rotating squares" by the American artist George Rickey.

4) Hörsterplatz

The Hörsterplatz is a small urban park in the Westphalian city of Münster. It is located close to the Promenade and the National Archives. In the middle of the park, you will find a monument of an eagle, dedicated to the soldiers of the Royal Prussian Artillery, who fell during the first World War.

5) Coerdeplatz

The Coerdeplatz is a green area located near the Zwinger kennel, to the north of the Promenade. This park is known as the oldest city playground, which was first mentioned in a newspaper publication in 1904. In August 2005, the red oak from the Coerdeplatz was given the status of the first municipal Dummy Tree.

6) Kreuzschanze

The Kreuzschanze is a park and a former sconce on the northern edge of the city center of Münster. Originally, it was protected by a moat, which is still preserved in the form of two small ponds. This area was converted into a park in the late 19th century after the demolition of the city walls and fortifications. The Kreuzschanze features statues of honored artists and scholars, such as Annette von Droste-Hulshoff , Julius Otto Grimm and Bernard Altum.

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