If you want to go on a special journey to the castles and palaces of Münsterland, you should take a few minutes and prick up your ears. Under the title "Schlossgeflüster" (Castle Whispers), Münsterland e.V. has now published 20 audio journeys with exciting facts about past times, historic buildings and noble families. The short stories were created as part of the ERDF funding project "Münsterland Castles and Palaces Region" and can be found online at go.muensterland.com/hoerreisen.
"Whether on the sofa, during a leisurely stroll or on the train: with the audio journeys we enable locals and guests to gain acoustic insights into the interior of the castles and palaces in Münsterland," says project manager Christine Kolm from Münsterland e.V. For this purpose, author and narrator Matthias Morgenroth set out on a journey to the people who know the most about the old walls - including tour guides, museum directors and even owners who still live in the properties today. With interviews, narrations, music and sounds, he created a varied radio play mix. The individual audio journeys are on average about six minutes long. Kolm's tip: "The stories about the private houses that do not normally open their doors to guests are particularly exciting. These include, for example, Haus Venne in Drensteinfurt and Haus Runde in Billerbeck."
Listeners can also get to know a whole new side of the well-known castles and palaces, some of which are open to the public. Tour guide Stefan Brandenberg reveals in the audio journey about the Erbdrostenhof in Münster: "The building had a kind of 'drive-thru' for carriages back then, so that the aristocratic guests could get to the city palace on dry feet even in bad weather."
Those interested can find out what other secrets and stories lie dormant behind the walls of the castles and palaces in Münsterland in the 20 audio tours at go.muensterland.com/hoerreisen as well as on various well-known audio platforms such as Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud and Google Podcast. In the course of the year, the audio journeys will also be available in a castles and palaces app, with which visitors can also discover the historic properties digitally and playfully.
If listening to the stories makes you want to see and do more, Kolm has another tip for you: "Seen from above, the castles and palaces in Münsterland with their moats and parks are real eye-catchers, which is why there is now also a video series with drone footage from the air." The "Münsterland Air Castles" and other videos of the highlights of the Münsterland castles and palaces region are embedded online at www.muensterland.com/schloesserundburgen or can be watched on YouTube on the "Dein Münsterland" channel.
The audio tours and video clips were financed as part of the ERDF funding project "Castles and Palaces Region Münsterland", which was initiated and is being implemented by Münsterland e.V. and the four districts of Borken, Coesfeld, Steinfurt and Warendorf as well as the City of Münster.
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The audio tours are about the following houses: Schloss Ahaus (Ahaus), Haus Runde (Billerbeck), Schloss Diepenbrock (Bocholt), Haus Pröbsting (Borken), Haus Venne (Drensteinfurt), Schloss Buldern (Dülmen), DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst (Hörstel), Stift Asbeck (Legden), Haus Vortlage (Lengerich), Drostenhof Wolbeck (Münster), Erbdrostenhof (Münster), Schloss Münster (Münster), Schloss Wilkinghege (Münster), Schloss Nordkirchen (Nordkirchen), Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck (Oelde), Schloss Loburg (Ostbevern), Falkenhof Museum (Rheine), Herrenhaus Harkotten (Sassenberg), Schloss Senden (Senden) and Haus Marck (Tecklenburg).
The Münsterland castles in the air video series includes the following houses: Schloss Ahaus (Ahaus), Haus Runde (Billerbeck), Burg Hülshoff (Havixbeck), Burg Vischering (Lüdinghausen), Haus Welbergen (Ochtrup), Kulturgut Haus Nottbeck (Oelde), Schloss Senden (Senden), double castle Harkotten (Sassenberg) and Haus Marck (Tecklenburg).
There are further short video clips on Hülshoff Castle (Havixbeck), DA, Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst (Hörstel), Vischering Castle (Lüdinghausen), Nordkirchen Castle (Nordkirchen), Raesfeld Castle (Raesfeld), Bentlage Monastery (Rheine) and Liesborn Abbey (Wadersloh).
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