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"1648 - Krieg und Frieden in Europa" Europarats-Ausstellung 1998
Deutschsprachige Sonderseiten zur Eröffnung

Die Eröffnung der gemeinsamen Ausstellung des Westfälischen Landesmuseums Münster und des Kulturgeschichtlichen Museums Osnabrück lockt die Oberhäupter von zwanzig europäischen Staaten nach Münster. Schon jetzt erfahren Sie auf unseren Sonderseiten unter anderem, was die gekrönten und nichtgekrönten Häupter speisen werden. Am 24. Oktober selbst bieten wir Ihnen Live-Bilder per Webcam und manches mehr...


Münster - City of Tradition and Innovation
Modern university city and administrative centre for 1.5 million people

Münster - a city abounding in history and in tales, a city which has remained young for over 1200 years, with a multitude of facets and yet with one distinct image. High-tech and home-grown crafts, baroque seats of the nobility and bold architectural notions, historical heart of the city and revolutionary urban development - in Münster these are not contradictions, but aspects of a lively city where 50 % of the population is still under the age of thirty...


Münster - City of Peace
The Friedenssaal (Peace Hall) is not the only reminder of the Peace of Westphalia / 20 European heads of state will visit Münster on 24 October 1998

The signing of the final treaties of the Peace of Westphalia on 24 October 1648 in Münster and Osnabrück marked the first time in the history of Europe that peace had been reached by negotiation. Life in the two cities had been dictated for five years by the negotiations conducted in the envoys' quarters. The population of Münster, totalling 12,000 at the time, was boosted by an additional 10,000 due to the 34 diplomats with a retinue of up to 200 persons and the baggage-train which ministered to their needs. The police are anticipating an even larger number of onlookers wishing to be part of the events when 20 European heads of state visit Münster on 24 October 1998...


The celebration of the "350th Anniversary of the Peace of Westphalia" ..

Oberbürgermeisterin Marion Tüns..shapes the social, political, and cultural life in the cities of Münster and Osnabrück and of this whole "region of peace". Having been chosen as one of the sites for the conclusion of this European Peace, Münster is ready to look back upon its past to concentrate on the idea of "350 Years of the Peace of Westphalia - Europe, Region, Future" but it is also ready to meet the tasks of the forthcoming century...





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