Münster in Hesse is a small town in the Darmstadt-Dieburg District that is conveniently located only about a stone’s throw from Dieburg and about 30 km (20 miles) from the big city chic Frankfurt. That makes it quite easy for exploring the surrounding countryside while staying in this 750 year old town.
The Dieburg Museum has archeological exhibits that show people have lived here a lot longer than that.
Münster does have its own Local History Museum, located at Bahnhofstraße 46, with exhibits detailing some 7 centuries of life here. One of the newest exhibits is farming life in the late 1930’s. But, get here early in the month since the museum is only open on the 1st Sunday of each month.
The churches that can be found here in Münster are exceptional. One of the oldest can be found in the Altheim district, dating back to the 11th century. The Protestant Church, with its 45 meter high tower, is considered to be Münster’s most famous landmark. The Catholic Parish Church Michael is another beauty from a few centuries ago, so try not to miss it.
In a more recent time in history, during the days of World War II the neighborhood of Breitefeld had a huge ammunition facility (known as MUNA and sadly built by forced labor) that the Americans blew up during the last days of the war. The United States Army stayed here in Breitefeld for some 50 years, only having left in 1994 and their old army barracks can still be seen.
One of the most beautiful things about Münster is its countryside. There’s a popular lake with barbecue pits and a playground for the kids to run around. There’s also mountain biking trails or get in on a game of cricket.
The town’s indoor pool (with sauna) is an enjoyable place to end the day. Well, maybe not, since there’s almost always a classical music concert, book reading, or something playing at the town’s cinema. Now, that’s a perfect way to end the day, isn’t it?