Menden municipal archive


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We invite you to inform yourself here about the archive of the town of Menden.

Do you have questions about the town's history or would you simply like to rummage through memories? Go on a discovery tour into Menden's past and get exciting and fascinating insights into life back then. The archive of the town of Menden offers its visitors an extensive collection of unique historical files, documents, maps, plans, newspapers, photos and much more.






Menden municipal archive

Westwall 21-23

58706 Menden (Sauerland)

Telefon: +49 2373 9031780

Fax: + 49 2373 903101780



Would you like to know,

- when Menden received its town charter,
- which is the oldest preserved building,
- who knights Goswin and Dorte Hilleke were
- or since when Menden belongs to the state of North Rhine-Westphalia?

The staff of the archive of the town of Menden will be happy to answer these and many other questions.

As the memory of the city, it serves not only the city administration, but all citizens.

In addition to the actual core tasks of the archive (preserving, preserving, making accessible and usable), the archive of the city of Menden, as an institute that moves with the times, has also set out to keep the chronicle of the city of Menden not only in paper form but also in audiovisual form. Thus, since 1992, annual chronicles have existed as video productions of the archive.

The well-known slogan "Here you will be helped" is particularly taken into account in the archive. If, for once, help cannot be given directly, then at least a hint is given as to where help can be found.

Main opening times:

Day From Until
Monday 00:00 24:00
Tuesday 00:00 24:00
Wednesday 00:00 24:00
Thursday 00:00 24:00
Friday 00:00 24:00


Freier Eintritt: 0 €

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