Münster in the Mood for Christmas

December 2nd, 2017

A well-established tradition in the International Club Jülich is to combine culture and Christmas for the last trip of the year.

This year’s trip filled the bus with our members and many international guests from the Research Centre and the FH Aachen, Campus Jülich.

On 2 December 2017 we visited Münster, a historical city filled with a well-known university and thousands of students. Before the tour of the Picasso Museum started we had time for a cup of coffee or to stroll through the lovely town, which was rebuilt in its original style after the war.

The highlight of our day was without a doubt the Pablo Picasso Art Museum, the first and only such museum in Germany.  Divided into two groups, one in English and one in German, we toured the exhibition “The Impressionists in Normandy.”  As well as explaining the history behind these works of art, the tour guides gave us plenty of time to admire early and late Impressionist masterpieces.  The colorful and striking landscapes from Claude Monet, August Renoir, Pierre Bonard, etc. were a wonderful experience.

At the end of the tour we visited an exhibition of smaller works by Picasso, where we could admire the versatile accomplishments of this brilliant artist.

After the visit to the museum we had plenty of time to stroll through the five Münster Christmas markets.  The small but picturesque market near the old City Hall was especially popular.  The illuminated Old City, crowds and Christmas flair were the perfect atmosphere to start the Christmas season. 

After six enjoyable hours we returned to Jülich, where there was hearty applause for our president, Sandrine Cowling, who organized this trip so very well.

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