11. Von Papen House
Built between 1834-1842
The client was Baron Ferdinand von Papen.
The Chancellor of the Reich Franz von
Papen (1932) was a great-nephew
of the builder.
Baron Ferdinand von Papen (1811-1863) came to Münstermaifeld from Werl in 1833. The baron could enjoy his wealth as an estate owner in the representative building, demonstrating that he was an esteemed citizen. When he passed away in 1863, of the 11 children, the family Carl Ferdinand took over the house. Due to a divorce in 1875, he lost his house and his future in Münstermaifeld. No member of the family von Papen remained in the city. The Reich Chancellor von Papen, who entered history as the “stirrup holder of Hitler", is a great-nephew of the builder of the house.