There aren’t a whole lot of sightseeing landmarks that you can knock out in Münster when it’s cold — walk around the Aasee while it’s snowing? No, thanks — but one option is the Friedensaal in the Altstadt. This is where a treaty was created to end the Thirty Years War in 1648. We mostly ignored the important historical significance of the room and spent time laughing at the non-flattering portraits hanging on the wall.
It costs 2 euros to enter, which seems like sort of a lot considering you’re just looking at an old room. We got there 20 minutes before closing, and when I asked the ladies working at the front desk if we would need more than 20 minutes, they laughed at me. Regardless, I would say that the severed human hand is worth the price of admission.
Apologies for the poor quality of the photos – no flash allowed, lest it wake the hand and cause it to start crawling around.