Travelled : 35 kilometres from Ludinghausen to Munster in the Northern Rhineland.
Visited : Munster.
Stayed : Camping Munster, a stellplatz (aire) in front of the campsite. All the usual services, €15.50 N51.94658 E7.69121
The little parking spot in Ludinghausen provides a very quiet and restful night. We pack up and get going by 9am, but as we drive north we spy a Lidl (supermarket) and stop to get some fresh fruit. Apart from the fresh fruit we stock up on Veltin’s Pilsoner @ €0.79 for a 500ml can and some Californian White Zifandal @ €2.79, it appears the bar will be open tonight.
We arrive in Munster within the hour, the traffic is light and apart from some roadworks without hassle. After a free night in Ludinghausen we can stay on budget with a stellplatz tonight. Camping Munster is 4 kilometres from the altstadt with a dedicated cycle way as access. There are several spots to pick from and we grab some shade as it looks like a hot day ahead. We chat to an English couple who are just leaving and we settle in.
Before the photos. It is important to note that on the evening of the 14th November 1940 most of Munster was completely destroyed by an allied air raid. Following the war the decision was made to re-build many of Munster’s more prominent buildings such as the Dom, the town hall and the rest of the altstadt to their original specifications.
Enough old stuff. Munster’s altstadt is surrounded by a 5 kilometre car free trail for both cyclist and pedestrian. It follows the old defensive walls and moat circling the city. It’s lined with plane trees and even in the afternoon sun a delightful shady ride. By the end of this ride it’s time for a late lunch, German style.
We ride back to the Hymer, get out the comfortable chairs and relax the late afternoon away.
Michael and Pam