From a guided Tour of the Kreuzviertel District in Münster

Guided Tour of the Kreuzviertel in Münster, Germany. From a guided tour of the historic Kreuzviertel neighborhood in Münster, Germany, we explored several notable houses and their architectural styles. The Kreuzviertel is known for its well-preserved early 20th century buildings designed by famous local architects.

House No. 1, Hoyastraße

The Ebert family had a neo-baroque house built by architect Hensen at Hoyastraße 20 in Münster.

2nd House, Kampstraße

This neo-baroque corner house on Kampstraße features an ornately decorated façade in a single color.

3rd House, Rudolf von Langen Straße

While relatively ordinary in appearance, the front door of this house is an interesting example of Art Nouveau architecture.

4th House, am Kreuztor

Also known as the “Sugar Villa”, this 1904 villa was designed by architect Alexander Cazin for Münster food wholesaler Robert B. Terfloth. The 16-room villa was a prominent landmark.

5th House, Rudolf von Langen Straße

This neoclassical country house was built between 1875-1878 and originally had only a ground floor and roof. The first floor was added later, and the roof features statues of a cat, owl, and dog.

6th House, Coerdestrasse

This simple house has a unique feature – a raised ground floor with a cellar below, which was uncommon at the time.

Renovated Houses, Coerdestrasse

In the 1960s-70s, some Coerdestrasse houses were demolished and rebuilt, while others were renovated. In some cases, the front façade was preserved while the back was modernized, creating a blend of old and new.

The guided tour provided fascinating insights into the architectural history and evolution of Münster’s historic Kreuzviertel neighborhood.