When visiting the city centre of Münster, the magnificent Erbdrostenhof appears quite unexpectedly. Even its entrance gate bears witness to the splendour of the building and is one of the most popular photo motifs in the city. The Erbdrostenhof is one of the jewels in Münster's magnificent townscape. Together with the Dominican Church and the Clemens Church, it forms the "baroque island" in Münster's city centre. The Münster City Museum is located directly opposite.
Outside tours are possible at any time. You can visit the foyer free of charge during opening hours. Free public tours of the building are available on "Open Monument Day" and on previously announced days.
Take a leisurely stroll through the pedestrian zone, past the Lamberti Church to Prinzipalmarkt, Münster's "parlour". From there you can also visit the historic Friedenssaal (Peace Hall) in the historic town hall, continue your shopping trip and combine it with a visit to the Picasso Museum or stroll across the Domplatz (Cathedral Square) to Münster Castle.
The baroque Erbdrostenhof in Münster was built as a noble palace by Johann Conrad Schlaun for Münster's Erbdrosten Adolf Heidenreich Freiherr von Droste zu Vischering from 1753 to 1757.
The building was destroyed in the Second World War, but from 1953 to 1970 the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) reconstructed it according to old plans. The LWL maintains the building and houses a collection of historical keyboard instruments there. The Erbdrostenhof is only open to the public during festive events. The historic building is particularly beautifully illuminated during the "Schauraum" campaign in late summer.
Would you like to learn more about the Erbdrostenhof? Tour guide Stefan Brandenberg will give you an insight into the building where legendary festivities were once celebrated. Immerse yourself in the past and the life of the nobility of the time.
An Feiertagen und bei Veranstaltungen ist das Foyer geschlossen.