Museum of Urban and Cultural History


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The patrician house, which today houses the städt. Museum for Urban and Cultural History was built in 1730 by the mayor of Menden, Johann Caspar Biggeleben. The respected merchant and mayor had his representative house built in the best location in Menden, directly on a market square.






Museum of Urban and Cultural History

Marktplatz 3

58706 Menden (Sauerland)

Telefon: 02373-903-8770



The builder was very wealthy. The size of the house, the building material (graywacke and Menden conglomerate) and the number of windows give information about his well-filled wallet. Brightness was a privilege of rich people at that time. Biggeleben also lived behind the most beautiful front door in Menden. A magnificent baroque pilaster portal made of sandstone with a segmental pediment encloses the door leaf richly decorated with carvings. However, this door leaf dates back to the early 19th century and originally decorated the neighboring hotel "Zum Adler".

In the entrance area of the Biggelebenhaus from 1730, the Kontor, where business was conducted, was located on the left. The living part was elevated by one step. The right living room was equipped with a second open fireplace, emblem of a rich citizen, and on the left was the kitchen. The rooms on the upper floor were decorated with representative Cologne stucco ceilings with oak leaf decoration. Since 1914, the Biggelebenhaus has housed the Menden Museum of Local History.


  • by car
    • Street An der Stadtmauer
    • parking lots parking guidance system (underground parking lot town hall, parking lot Neumarkt)
  • by train
    • stop Menden (5 min.), RB 54 (Hönnetalbahn)
  • by bus
    • Nordwall (3 min.), lines 1, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 132, 514
    • train station (5 min.), lines S3, 1, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 132, 514
    • Ostwall/ hospital (2 min.), line 24

Main opening times:

Day From Until From Until
Wednesday 09:00 12:00
Thursday 09:00 12:00 15:00 17:00
Saturday 09:00 12:00


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