Nordkirchen Splendor

May 24, 2012 at 12:21 pm 2 comments

Gregor & I spent the morning exploring Nordkirchen Schloss, a magnificent castle surrounded by exquisite formal gardens, a moat, and extensive farm lands, situated approximately 30 mintues away from Munster. Construction on this architectural masterpiece commenced in 1706 and was designed by the same architect who built other baroque buildings throughout the city, including the WWU. The garden stroll was amazing–no people intruded on our enjoyment allowing us to take in the splendor without being jostled.

After lunch Gregor & I picked up Laura from her library bus experience, enjoyed a light lunch before meeting Andrea at the Munster Zoo. We were lucky enough to gain a quick behind the scenes experience (Laura & I also experimented with the blow dart) before being able to experience the sights, sounds, and smells of the zoo. Despite it being a very hot afternoon most of the animals were outside enjoying their surroundings, providing us with numerous picture taking opportunities. The zoo has an extensive educational program for various vocational fields and their ecological awareness and biological programs are utilized by the university and high schools alike. While we were there several academic lessons were in session at various parts of the zoo. It was wonderful to see the educational components of the zoo being utilized–the students were engaged and had opportunities for hands on learning.

At the end our visit Laura and I were looking for our prince but only found a frog who needed help!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rob Martin  |  May 24, 2012 at 1:27 pm

    Glad you all arrived safely, and are doing so many interesting things!

  • 2. billrobson1  |  May 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Tough luck Marie! Darn frogs get everywhere.


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