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Münster’s Lambertikirche, or St. Lambert’s Church, is one of the icons of this medium-sized university town located in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia region. The church has a dark history (more on that in this post) which basically is represented by the three iron cages hanging from one side of the large tower. Centuries ago, these cages held three religious martyrs who were tortured and executed, put in the cages as a reminder and warning for the rest of the town.
Today, the Lambertikirche is one of the foremost tourist attractions in Münster. I was quite fortunate to be given an opportunity to follow the night watchwoman to the top of the tower, and spend some time with her while she went about her normal night’s activities. While up there, I was afforded these great views of the sleeping city.