The West minster Assembly, through its Confession, Directory and Catechisms, has become so associated with the Presbyterian Church that it is difficult to realize that it was not a church court at all, much less a creation of Presbyterianism.
The old minster church, built in the middle of the 11th century, contains some fine choir stalls.
The finest building in the town is the Romanesque minster church of the first quarter of the 13th century.
Here are the ruins of the Ludgeri Castle, formerly the residence of the bishops of Minster, and also the castle of Varlar, the residence of the princes of Salm-Horstmar.
Hofmann and Claus Frey, an anabaptist, were detained in prison, a measure due to the terror excited by the Minster episode of 1533-1534.