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Open Monument Day

Photo of the city of Münster from above © Patrick Schulte

Dear students,

The nationwide Open Monument Day will take place on September 10, 2023.

With an extensive program, the Landschaftsverband Westfalen-Lippe (LWL) invites you to discover the opening city of Münster.

Registration is not required.

We ask for your understanding if participation in the guided tours has to be limited due to the large number of visitors.


Nationwide opening and stage program Mottorunden, monument quiz, music and more - the city of Münster and the German Foundation for Monument Protection invite you, we are there as a cooperation partner. 10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Lambertikirchplatz

Market of opportunities Visit us at our information stand. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Prinzipalmarkt


Open State House: guided tours, tower ascent, book table

Open StateHouse Book table to browse and discover View over Münster from the bell tower of the State House (until 3:30 p.m.) 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Lichthof State House, Freiherr-vom-Stein-Platz 1

Introduction to digital documentation How high-resolution digital technology, drones and 3D scanners are used to record historical buildings 12 and 2 p.m., start in the atrium of the Landeshaus, Freiherr-vom-Stein-Platz 1

Restoration workshop: Behind-the-scenes tour Insight into the restoration workshop of the LWL's Heritage Conservation, Landscape and Building Culture in Westphalia 12 and 2 p.m., Erbdrostenhof, Salzstraße 38

Image and plan archive: Guided tour behind the scenes The heritage office's treasure trove of knowledge: drawings, plans and photographs from 150 years of heritage conservation 1 p.m., start in the atrium of the Landeshaus, Freiherr-vom-Stein-Platz 1

Library: guided tour behind the scenes Research, work, discover: around 70,000 volumes from monument preservation to architecture, art history and urban planning to landscape conservation 1 p.m., Library, Fürstenbergstraße 13

Denkmal Landeshaus Guided tour with Dr. Marion Niemeyer on the architecture and history of Werner March's landmark administrative building 3 p.m., start in the atrium of the Landeshaus, Freiherr-vom-Stein-Platz 1


Monument City Münster: guided tours and lectures

The medieval roof structure of the Apostle Church Results of the architectural history study. Illustrated lecture with Dr. Michael Huyer 15:30, Apostelkirche, Neubrückenstraße 5

Copied from the neighborhood Bourgeois living culture around 1800 in Münster. Building site tours with Monika Göddeker, Dr. Bruno Denis Kretzschmar, Markus Schmidt, Franziska Tretow 13:15, 14:15 and 15:15, Bogenstraße 2, max. 15 guests (please sign the list at the venue)

Giebel mal anders A commercial building on Roggenmarkt (architect Harald Deilmann) Guided tour with Dr. Anke Kuhrmann, limited participation 2 and 4 p.m., meeting point Roggenmarkt 15

Münster Prison - a monument with potential Idea sketches, study drafts and photos on the future of the prison building by Carl Ferdinand Busse Guided tours at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Stadthausgalerie, Platz des Westfälischen Friedens


Further offers from our monument experts in Westphalia-Lippe on Open Monument Day

Cult architecture and cultural church - Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche Bottrop Can sound be preserved? Organ preservation in Westphalia-Lippe Lecture by Dr.-Christian Steinmeier 2 - 3 p.m., Scharnhölzstraße 33, Bottrop Dortmunder Gartenstadt Guided tour of the garden city from an architectural and urban planning perspective with Dr. Bettina Heine-Hippler 3 - 4:30 p.m., meeting point Freiligrathplatz, in front of Dr. Martin Pieper's practice Registration required at denkmaltagstefan-niesde or by calling 0231 952 965 83 from 28.08. to 08.09.2023 Mon.-Thurs. from 09.00 to 14.00.