Bathing in historical Ambience
Opened in 1902, the Münster-Therme shines in new, old glory, and with extended range, since its renovation in 2003. The different water depths from 85 inches to nearly three meters allow both, sporty and relaxed swimming. The Münster-Therme gets its unique atmosphere of the vaulted basilica in swimming hall and sauna tract. It is particularly impressive at night, when the underwater light plunges the bath in deep blue color. Outside, you find a 40-square-foot thermal brine. The water is at 32 degrees, the natural salinity corresponds to that of the North Sea.
The exceptional ambience of the Münster-therm, which is characterized by a mix of historical elements and modern amenities, is found not only in the bathroom, but also in the sauna area of the 1902 re-opened spa. Sauna fans find a small but nice sauna area, in which there are two different tempered Finnish saunas (regular infusions) and a steam bath in an old vault.
Opening hours: Tue/Thu 6.30-21.00, Wed/Fri 6.30-22.00, Sat/Sun 8.00-17.00 o`clock
Fees: 4,65 Euro (adults)
Address: Münsterstraße 13
Getting there: Subway (U78/79): Victoriaplatz/Klever Straße
The Botanical Garden is part of the University (primarily designed for teaching and research purposes) and has a beautiful design and many flowers to offer. The attraction is the greenhouse, with its acrylic dome and the tropical plants.
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 08.00-18.00, Sat 13.00-18.00, Sun 10.00-18.00 o`clock (Mar-Oct), Mon-Fri 08.00-19.00, Sat 13.00-19.00, Sun 10.00-19.00 o`clock (April-Sept.), Mon-Fri 08.00-16.00 o`clock (Nov.-Feb.)
Address: Oberbilker Allee
Fees: for free
Getting there: Subway (U74, 77, 79): D-Oberbilk, Philipshalle
Prefer a visit in the afternoon at the Münstertherme. When it gets dark, the old Art Nouveau shines from the inside and swimming is even more beautiful. Or sweating: sometimes, moonlight sauna with live music and a buffet is organized.
Opening hours: -
Address: Münsterstr. 13
Getting there: Tram (701, 708, 711): Heinrichstraße
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