One of the most impressive secular buildings in Münster is the palace of Erbdrostenhof constructed in 1753-1757 upon the design of the famous architect Johann Conrad Schlaun. Together with the church of St. Clement and Dominican church, the palace forms the so-called “baroque island” at the Salzstrasse street.
The palace was the residence of the noble family of Droste zu Vischering. During the World War II it was destroyed and restored only by 1970. Today the building hosts various cultural organizations of the Westphalia-Lippe region. The luxurious ballroom is often used as place for various celebrations. The palace was many times seen in the popular detective show “Wilsberg” that took place in Münster.