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.
Take a leisurely stroll through the pedestrian zone, past the Lamberti Church to the Prinzipalmarkt, Münster's "good parlour". From there you can also visit the historic Friedenssaal (Peace Hall) in the historic town hall, continue your shopping spree 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.
In the Erdrostenhof, the foyer is open regularly: Monday to Thursday from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. The foyer cannot be visited during special events.
The best view of the building is from the pedestrian zone "Salzstraße".
An Feiertagen ist das Foyer geschlossen.
Bei Veranstaltungen ist das Foyer geschlossen
Be there! Under the motto "I. You. We. Münsterland celebrates picnics", the Münsterland Picnic Days will take place for the second time from 16 to 19 June 2022. Locals, tourists, businesses and guests are invited to celebrate the "picnic lifestyle" - with large and small picnics, in unusual places and especially with good and regional delicacies.