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Munster: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Day Ticket

1. Munster: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Day Ticket

You can of course start the city tour in the comfortable double-decker bus at any stop, we start our description at the stop 10 Überwasserstrasse stop. / Palace Square . The Schlossplatz (formerly Hindenburgplatz) is not only Münster's largest central car park and venue for the well-known folk festival "Send", but also the forecourt of the magnificent Münster Castle. The tour starts with the double-decker Munster bus along the moat, via Hüfferstrasse to the kingdom of heaven – as it was called in the past – to Lake Aasee: Munster’s largest park right in the city centre. The city tour continues along the side of the lake, via Ägidiistraße, into the historic old town. Heading for the LWL Museum, we are moving from the south via Rothenburg, with its individual boutiques, into the lively center. Our next stop, the Rothenburg / Picasso Museum stop, stop 12invites you to stroll through the modern Münster Arkaden shopping center or, of course, to visit the changing exhibitions of the Picasso Museum. The Münsterbus now heads for the Prinzipalmarkt and then turns left in the direction of Domplatz. The impressive center of the square is the imposing St. Paul's Cathedral, but don't miss the detour to the adjoining buildings of the bishop and canons despite all the splendor. If you're lucky, the colorful weekly market (Wed + Sat) will take place during your visit and you can enjoy the wonderful hustle and bustle between the stalls. stop 1 During a short break at the Domplatz stop, you also have the opportunity to go to a toilet if you feel a need. After a 10-minute break, we continue our journey. Our city tour continues through the university district of Münster, an important university town with around 50,000 students. We make the arc to the former Kreuzschanze fortification with the Buddenturm as one of the last fortifications of the old city wall and then come to the stop 2 Tibusstraße stop , which connects us back to the old town. Then we take a look at the beautiful tower of St. Martini and Munster's Stadttheater, the most modern theater building after the Second World War. Passing the even more modern city library, we come to the stop 3 Alter Steinweg stop in the shadow of the historic Krameramtshaus, which housed the Dutch delegation at the time of the negotiations on the Peace of Westphalia. In the course of the Alter Steinweg we can take a look at the Erbdrostenhof, a beautiful baroque building by Johann Konrad Schlaun and then turn at the Mauritz-Torhaus in the direction of the train station to the Hauptbahnhof bus stop Bussteig C3 (opposite the main train station on the left on the other side of the street stop 4 ) . Our bus ride passes Münster's large hotels in the city center and takes us to the stop 5 Engelenschanze bus stop in the middle of this beautiful green area right in front of the Lacquer Museum. stop 6 From our Klemensstraße stop you can reach the tourist information in the town hall and the Münster souvenirs in just a few steps.

Oberhausen: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and SEA LIFE Ticket

2. Oberhausen: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and SEA LIFE Ticket

Enjoy double the fun with a combo entry ticket to 2 attractions in Oberhausen — LEGOLAND Discovery Centre and SEA LIFE — located only 5 minutes away from each other by foot. Visit the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground and dive into the world of underwater creatures in Germany's biggest shark nursery. At LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, experience a colorful and action-packed journey through the LEGO world, where your imagination and creativity know no bounds. Visit the 4D cinema where special effects let you become part of an adventurous story. Tour the LEGO factory with Professor brick-on-brick, where you can find out how finished building blocks are made from colored granules. Make your own Duplo stone and take it home as a souvenir. Don't miss the 2 exciting indoor rides — Kingdom Quest and Merlins Apprentice. Please note: Adults have to be accompanied by a child to get access to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre! Experience the world of marine creatures at SEA LIFE Oberhausen. Discover Germany's largest shark breeding tank and see young blacktip reef sharks, catsharks, bluespotted ribbontail rays, and other sea creatures in a shallow 148-square-meter water tank. Through an underwater dome, see these magnificent creatures swim next to and above you. See multiple aquarium zones including Amazon, Rockpool, Seahorses, World of Otters, mangroves, and more.

Münster: entertaining guided tour to old town highlights

3. Münster: entertaining guided tour to old town highlights

During our guided tour of the old town of Münster, you will learn at St. Paul's Cathedral how the small Saxon settlement of Mimigernaford became the city of Münster, what the cathedral immunity was all about and how the earlier disputes between merchants and clergy still affect the cityscape today. Hear how the rule of the Anabaptists in the 16th century led, among other things, to the tower of the Überwasserkirche standing there without a point to this day and some of the saints there remaining headless. The cages symbolizing the end of the Anabaptist movement can still be seen on the tower of the market church of St. Lambertus, where the tower keeper worked. You can get to know the history of the Westphalian peace negotiations at the historic town hall, which, as the place where the peace was signed between the Dutch and the Spaniards in the Peace Hall, is today a symbol of the Peace of Westphalia, which put an end to the horrors of the Thirty Years' War in 1648. In addition, with the Erbdrostenhof and the Clemenskirche, you will find two exemplary buildings by the Baroque master builder Johann Conrad Schlaun, whose style is still characteristic of the face of the city today.

Münster: Private Guided Rickshaw City Tour

4. Münster: Private Guided Rickshaw City Tour

Discover Münster's top sights on a rickshaw city tour. Hear fascinating dönekes from your local guide, see the beautiful Münster Dom, and stop to admire the many sculptures on the shore of the Aasee. Begin your tour at the Old City Hall and head to the Prinzipalmarkt. Next, drive to the imposing Schloss Münster and hear its rich history from your guide. Continue to the Aasee and see the many sculptures nearby. Stop to admire the beautiful baroque architecture of the Erbdrostenhof and see the Zwinger, part of the ancient city walls. Finish with a stop outside the Münster Cathedral. As you drive, hear a few dönekes from your driver.

Oberhausen: SEA LIFE Oberhausen Entry Ticket

5. Oberhausen: SEA LIFE Oberhausen Entry Ticket

Experience the magical world of sea creatures and plunge into an adventure at Sea Life Oberhausen. Discover Germany's largest shark breeding tank and experience having magnificent creatures swim next to and above you in an underwater dome. View the youngest offspring of black tip reef sharks, cat sharks, rays, and other sea creatures in the shallow 148 square meter water basin. Get to know the impressive biodiversity of the underwater world on a journey from the Rhine to the tropical waters. See more than 5,000 animals from all over the world in over 45 pools and aquariums. Majestic turtles can be discovered as well as rays, seahorses, jellyfish, and piranhas. Spot the lively pair of otters that sometimes juggle with their favorite pebbles. Don’t miss out on the daily feedings, where it can often get wild. Discover what the rays' favorite food is and what baby sharks eat. Ask aquarists all your questions about the diverse sea creatures and hear interesting facts and background information during the exciting feeding shows. There is even more fun during the seasonal events this year: Join Peppa on her Aquarium Adventure in February, become part of the Turtle Rescue Team in the summer, and experience Halloween underwater in October.

Oberhausen: HOUSE OF MAGIC - powered by Ehrlich Brothers

6. Oberhausen: HOUSE OF MAGIC - powered by Ehrlich Brothers

Over 100 different exhibits are waiting for you to discover and try out in the exhibition inspired by the Ehrlich Brothers. Here you become part of the magic yourself and discover your magical powers. The magic workshop is teeming with mysterious objects: a unicycle that turns into a no-wheel, a book that turns the pages by itself, a box that contains an infinite store. How is that possible? Teetering on a toothbrush, bouncing on a giant tablet to catch sweets and creating exciting light effects. You'll experience all this and much more in the House of Magic when you shrink to the size of a mouse and land in the Ehrlich Brothers' suitcase. Suddenly everything there is huge. In other rooms you can discover how many illusions are hidden in shadows and mirrors. Whimsical sculptures cast surprising images on the wall, shadows take on a life of their own, mirrors make visitors invisible. You can marvel at selected stage outfits of the Ehrlich Brothers and take a photo with original exhibits from the spectacular tour shows. Take a selfie in front of the giant monster truck or the golden Lamborghini! Are you brave? Then test your flying skills on a daring flight in the virtual reality ride! Until now, teleportation has only existed in science fiction films. In the House of Magic you can experience live what it feels like to be teleported from one place to another. Everywhere in the House of Magic you can take photos and videos to share your magical experiences with your friends on social media channels. There is even an extra room with particularly unusual motifs. Your head will be grilled and the Ehrlich Brothers will make you float! Of course, there's also magic at the House of Magic. Our guides have cool magic tricks with them! If you want, you can even learn a few, including a trick from the Ehrlich Brothers' live show, which they explain to you on the screen in the 360-degree cinema.

Münster: Whatsapp Murder Mystery Interactive City Tour

7. Münster: Whatsapp Murder Mystery Interactive City Tour

Solve a murder and at the same time see all the highlights of the city center of Münster. Play this unique game with a group of friends or your family. You will receive instructions, a photo frame and an answer form in advance via email. You'll also receive a map of the city where the murder took place. The center is divided into sections where you have to look for a location where you can take a group selfie. Once you've located the spot, send a selfie via WhatsApp to your game instructor. If the location's correct, they'll send you the next clue about the murder. As you walk along the nicest places in the centre of the city, you will collect more and more clues about the murder. During the game you will have enough time to enter a cafe or shop that you pass and to admire some of the highlights of Münster.

Duisburg: Schimmi-Tour with Currywurst in the harbour

8. Duisburg: Schimmi-Tour with Currywurst in the harbour

For fans of Horst Schimanski, alias Schimmi, experience an incredible two hours visiting the most important filming locations in the harbor area of Duisburg-Ruhrort. More than 12,000 fans from all over Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland have already followed the traces of Schimmi and admired his adventures from the famous "Tatort" TV series. Your guides are specialists in anecdotes of Schimmi and know, for example, why the TV character of Schimanski was so widely discussed in Germany and why he is still so admired today. At the end of the tour, enjoy a tasting of one of Schimanski’s favorite meals, currywurst (German curried sausage).

Oberhausen: Topgolf Experience

9. Oberhausen: Topgolf Experience

Topgolf is the perfect place for anyone to have a great time, whether you're a beginner or an experienced golfer. Enjoy a range of game modes that are designed to be accessible for all skill levels. With automatic ball tracking technology, you'll receive feedback on your shots and make the game more interesting. Get equipped with clubs, get ready to compete, and choose from over 12 games to play. You can choose difficulty levels from "super easy" to "makes the pros cry". With unlimited balls, you can hit as many as you like. Indulge in a wide range of food and beverage options (cost not included), including classic dishes like burgers and fries, as well as healthier options like salads and wraps. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails and draft beers while you play or relax in the lounge areas with friends and family. Topgolf is a unique and varied experience that you won't want to miss out on.

Muenster: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

10. Muenster: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of Muenster's most fascinating sights. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

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It is worth to see, kids enjoy the whole afternoon at the Sea life Centro.

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