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.
On Saturday, 10 June from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Überwasserkirchplatz, you can visit around 50 stands to find out what is already on offer in Münster on the subject of sustainability, how you can make your everyday life more sustainable and where you can get involved in more sustainability.
The actors will present their projects and invite you to join in!
There will also be a colourful stage programme with contributions from our network partners and a wide range of culinary delicacies with regional, ecological, vegetarian and fair trade products.
Upcycling of fruit and vegetable nets into unique bags on 9 August from 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. at the Evangelical Family Education Centre Fabi Münster (Friedrichstraße 10, 48145 Münster).
- Presentation of the different materials and possibilities for their processing using the example of finished bags.
- Demonstration of suitable handicraft techniques on prototypes
- Integration of leather, fabric and accessories
- Production of a quick project for everyone to start with
Please collect nets and bring them with you.
MünsterMittendrin is the city festival for all generations. The big festival on Domplatz with top act concerts (tickets) and a free, colourful programme for young and old throughout the city centre with many experience islands and stages.2023 top acts are on
For three days and nights, Münster becomes a large, well-mixed cocktail of art, culture and "dolce far niente". Illuminations, exhibitions, lounges, live music and a varied gastronomy offer visitors a mix that touches all the senses.
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