muenster

Münster in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Northwestern Germany, started with a monastery in 794 by a Frisian missionary to aid Charlemagne’s campaign to gain control over the Saxons. It has had town rights since 1170. Today, it’s a fast-growing city of 300,000+, and has a large number of bikes which creates a special atmosphere that reminds of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. There are 40,000 uni students in town so travelling by bike and on foot are key modes of transportation. Pavements have a red brick section reserved for bikes; the entire city has a pedestrian/bike path that surrounds it, which follows the route of the old medieval walls, and makes for a nice walk, taking you past the lovely Aasee, a large artificial lake with surrounding park.

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Easy German 26 - What are you doing today?

“Learn German with Easy German: Manuel talks with people in Münster (Northwestern Germany) about their plans for the day.”

Bad Münster am Stein-Ebernburg in Rheinland-Pfalz, Southwestern Germany, is a spa town of about 4,000 inhabitants; it is now part of Bad Kreuznach. It’s recognized as a mineral spring spa (Mineralheilbad) and a climatic spa (heilklimatischer Kurort). Today the “Spa” is famous for its clinics specializing in cardiological and orthopaedic rehab. Its many graduation towers form the largest open air inhalatorium in Europe.