Munster-Dam in Paju

Many tourists travel to Paju for its heritage and to take a peek at North Korea. After all, Paju is located along the borders of the 2 countries. It is also home to cafes and pubs such as Munster-Dam, which is a little slice of Germany itself.

German interior & daily live band performances

Munster-Dam: interior
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Munster-Dam’s interior will make you feel like you’ve teleported to Germany. If you don’t already know, Münster is a city located in west Germany and Munster-Dam’s interior is inspired by said city.

Munster-Dam: wall paintings
Image adapted from: @photo_psk, 그 어떤 꽃보다 러플

There are paintings on the wall that will make you feel as if you’re dining along the streets in Münster.

Munster-Dam: seating options
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Munster-Dam is a large-scale cafe with plenty of seating options and it’s a great place for a date, big groups of friends, or family gatherings. 

Munster-Dam: live band
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What’s even better is that there are live band performances every day to keep you entertained while you dine. 

Live band performances:
Weekdays: 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Saturday: 1.30pm to 2.30pm & 6pm to 9pm
Sunday: 3pm to 4pm & 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Note that there can be changes to the performance schedule for each month.

In-house camping site

Munster-Dam: exterior
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When the weather is great, grab an outdoor seat to enjoy the sun and view of nature. 

Munster-Dam: tent and caravan
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What makes Munster-Dam different from other cafes and pubs is that they have a camping site within its premises.

Rental fee for the small tents is KRW10,000/2 hours (~USD6.96) and KRW20,000/2 hours (~USD14.11) for the big tents. The caravan can be rented at KRW30,000/2 hours (~USD21.18) too.

Note that the tents are only available for rental from 10am to 10pm and overnight stays are not allowed. Do come in the late afternoon to catch the beautiful sunset.

Munster-Dam: sunset view
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Enjoy a totally different vibe in the evening as the sky is painted with colourful sunset hues. Fairy lights decorate the dark camping site so you can enjoy a dreamy and cosy atmosphere.

German cuisines such as schweinshaxe & currywurst

Munster-Dam: German dishes
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Munster-Dam sells a wide selection of food, including pastries, ice cream, and German dishes.

Munster-Dam: Schweinshaxe
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Munster-Dam’s signature dish and best-selling item is the Schweinshaxe (KRW42,000, ~USD29.54), a crispy roasted ham hock served with grilled vegetables such as capsicum, onion, corn, king oyster mushrooms, and green beans.

Munster-Dam: currywurst
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Another German dish to try is the Currywurst (KRW21,000, ~USD14.79), which comprises an assortment of sausages served with salad and potato wedges.

Munster-Dam: pub zone
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Munster-Dam also has a pub zone where you can get alcohol to go with your main dishes. They sell draft beers, cocktails, and mocktails.

Munster-Dam: draft beer
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Quench your thirst with the popular Paulaner Hefe Weissbier (KRW15,000, ~USD10.59), a type of wheat draft beer. 

Getting to Munster-Dam

Munster-Dam: exterior
Image credit: @annychika

Munster-Dam is located in a less-accessible area of Paju, so do expect to walk a distance from the nearest bus stop. Therefore, we recommend you to drive or take a taxi instead if you hate walking.

How to get there:

  • Take the Gyeongui Jungang Line to Unjeong Station and leave by Exit 2.
  • Walk for 330m and board Bus No. 3 from Discount Mart Bus Stop
  • Alight after 2 stops at Sangjiseok 5 Tong Bus Stop and walk for 120m.
  • Slide into the left alley then walk for 900m and you’ll arrive at Munster-Dam.

Address: 113-175 Unjeong-ro, Paju-si, Gyeonggi-do
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 031-949-6020

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Cover image adapted from: @iam._.ka, @mimm_taste, @han_nah_0901

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