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Kreisarchiv Warendorf (Warendorf county and regional archives)

The archives preserve the written cultural heritage in its area of responsibility. It safeguards legal and cultural assets of high value and serves the needs of society for historical information, transparency of administrative action and legal certainty. On these pages you will find further information and references to the archive.

Kreisarchiv Warendorf (Warendorf county and regional archives)

Opening Times & Contact

Your Contact

Waldenburger Straße 2
48231 Warendorf

Phone number
+49 2581-531040
Opening hours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
8.00am - 12.00pm
8.00am - 4.00pm
8.00am - 12.00h
or by prior arrangement
Our holdings

The Warendorf archives contain the combined historical holdings of the county of Warendorf (Kreis) and of 12 cities and communes (Ahlen, Beckum, Beelen, Drensteinfurt, Ennigerloh, Everswinkel, Oelde, Ostbevern, Sassenberg, Sendenhorst, Wadersloh, Warendorf).

Types of archival documents: parchments, files, newspapers, photographs, posters & maps

Historical periods: Late middle ages to the early 21st century.

The holdings of the archive refer to diverse groups of documents that have been combined into a unit according to logically comprehensible aspects such as their origin, their context of origin and their factual content according to formal characteristics. These include, for example, the files of city and district administrations, but also collections of photographs and newspaper clippings. Almost all documents in an archive are assigned to collections that structure the archive. The holdings of the archive are available online in this portal and can be researched here.