Structuring the historical heritage
Medieval and Baroque city
The Erbdrostenhof on the Salzstrasse, one of Münster's pedestrian zones, is regarded as a masterpiece by baroque architect Johann Conrad Schlaun (built 1753 to 1757).
(Source: Press Office, Münster City Council)
Münster is a baroque city to a large extent. Important constructions of this age are now still a feature of the cityscape. The Münster Schloss (palace), the Adelshof Erbdrostenhof, the Clemenskirche as well as the Rüschhaus are masterpieces of the Baroque architect Johann Conrad Schlaun.
As early as the 18th century Münster laid down the foundation stone for a far-sighted and careful form of urban development, which paid particular attention to the city’s historical and cultural heritage. The most important milestone was the razing of the medieval city fortifications and the wise decision to landscape this former fortification ring. Münster has preserved its historical city ground plan due to the laying of the Promenade and has nevertheless met the demands of the age for a new design.
Now the promenade that is 4.5 kilometres long is an outstanding garden, construction and soil monument due to its green and water spaces and forms the heart of our green system with a direct link to the Aasee, the largest recreation area in the city.