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How to get around and find best means of local transportation?"Good day! I am planning to make a pilgrimage to Holy Cross in Dulmen for Blessed Anne Emmerich. May I ask what time are pilgrims allowed to visit? And if there is a pilgrim house where we can stay? Otherwise, could u suggest an affordable place that is very near Holy Cross? May I also ask what would be the best way to get to Holy Cross if i will be coming from Berlin Central Station? Thank you!" (posted 07/01/2016)
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Travel Insider Tips for Dülmen
Dülmen is a municipality in the district Coesfeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. Dülmen is situated in the south part of the Münsterland area, between the Lippe river to the south, the Baumberge hills to the north and the Ems river to the east. South of Dülmen the Ruhr area is located.
Dülmen, with its almost 50,000 inhabitants, has a great many Radwandernetz and cycling paths and they also have become a tourist destination for the nearby Ruhr. Dülmen is a member of the Association of bike-friendly cities and municipalities in North Rhine-Westphalia. Dülmen consists of five districts and two surrounding districts.
Things to See in Dülmen
Of the old city walls which had five gates and towers, the main Lüdinghausen Gate serves as a landmark Dülmen of Lorenkenturm. The other gates (Münstertor, gate, new gate and gate Coesfelder) are reflected only in the names of some restaurants or streets. The Buddeberg Tiber tower is not preserved.
Among the older buildings are preserved is the oldest church named St. Viktor. The church was established in 780. The second Catholic Church Holy Cross Church was built in the years 1936 to 1938.
The Spieker (in Buldern)
Big Mill Pond (near Hausdülmen)
St. George (in Hiddingsel)
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More about the History of Dülmen
The place was first mentioned ad Dulmenni in 889. The city began using the present name on April 11, 1131. The city belonged to the House of Croÿ at the time they were mediatized in 1806. The Dülmen oil plant was a target of the Oil Campaign of World War II: 90% of the city was destroyed and the city was rebuilt after the war. In 1973, the population reached 20,000. In 1975, Rorup, Merfeld, Hiddingsel, Buldern, Hausdülmen and Kirchspiel Dülmen became part of Dülmen.
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Once part of the Hanseatic League and later taken by the French in the Napoleonic Wars, Duelmen has changed hands numerous times in its history. Besides these political changes, the city has seen significant population growth in recent history when it incorporated seven neighborhoods into its city limits. Duelmen is now roughly 47,000 in population, but is better known for the area outside the city than inside. The Wild Horse Sanctuary of the Merfelder Bruch is home to about 300 wild horses that give the city its nickname, the Town of the Wild Horses. Visitors to Duelmen should plan their stay to coincide with the annual trapping of the wild horses on the last Saturday of May. This is the best chance for seeing the horses and provides the opportunity to buy one of the young stallions, who are separated from the flock on this day and sold to the highest bidder. When you are done out at the sanctuary, return to the city for food and entertainment at the many pubs and cabarets. Duelmen's annual cultural festivals are also a reason to visit this charming city. The Duelmener Figurentheatertage (Puppet Theater Festival) is a great choice for an activity with children. Duelmener Sommer is a theatrical and musical festival with its counterpart, Duelmener Winter, showing the city's festive side with a traditional Christmas market and ice skating rink being built for the occasion. When visiting Duelman, you may also wish to explore the 485 kilometers of trails that cut through the landscape outside the city. If there is time in your trip, plan a visit to nearby Muenster for the open-air market on the Domplatz twice a week.
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