Cultural Tour Münsterland | Castle Meets Schlaun | Short Trip Münster
Nordkirchen Castle as Schlaun's building
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Cultural tour In the footsteps of J. C. Schlaun
2 days | from 169,- Euro

Castle meets Schlaun

In the footsteps of the baroque master builder

The architecture of the Baroque master builder J.C. Schlaun is still known far beyond the borders of Münsterland and has left its mark on several cityscapes. In Münster, in addition to the castle, there are other various buildings designed by Johann Conrad Schlaun. Nordkirchen Castle, one of the most popular excursion destinations in Münsterland, is also an impressive building by Schlaun, which should not be missed on this trip.

The journey at a glance

  • 2 nights / 3 days
  • incl. breakfast
  • incl. guided tour at Nordkirchen Castle
  • incl. coffee and cake in Nordkirchen
  • from 169,-

Your itinerary on the southern course of the 100 Castles Route

Day 1

Münster Castle Münster Castle
© Münsterland e.V./ Philipp Fölting
On the trail of J.C. Schlaun in Münster

Johann Conrad Schlaun lived in Münster for many years and designed some magnificent buildings in the university city. Today you have time to take a look at these buildings and the city of Münster. Enjoy the flair of this lovely university city. The extremely rich cultural scene and exceptional gastronomic diversity leave nothing to be desired.

Would you like to get an overview of Münster first? Then take part in the public guided tour. Or start your individual "Schlaun discovery tour" directly at Münster Castle. Then continue to the Überwasserkirche, where Schlaun was buried. The next destination is the Lotharing Monastery, Schlaun's last work. The next highlight is the Erbdrostenhof, one of the jewels in Münster's magnificent townscape. The last stop is just a few metres away - the Clemens Church. You can now round off the eventful day in one of the numerous restaurants in Münster's city centre.

Day 2

Nordkirchen Castle Nordkirchen Castle
© Münsterland e.V./Christoph Steinweg

Today, the most important Westphalian residential complex awaits you - Nordkirchen Castle. During a 1.5-hour guided tour , you will learn a lot about the castle community. Why is the Schloßstraße as wide as it is today? Where exactly was the castle's maze, or who once lived in what is now the Schlaun Café? In the Nordkirchen castle community, several examples point to the work of Johann Conrad Schlaun. The influence of the architect, who was famous in Westphalia, cannot be denied in Nordkirchen. In particular, large parts of the castle park of the "Westphalian Versailles" are based on plans and drawings by the master builder.

After the tour, you can enjoy coffee and cake in the Schlaun Café and take a stroll through the castle community before you start your journey home.

Extra night

Frühling am Haus Rüschhaus in Münster Frühling am Haus Rüschhaus in Münster
© Münsterland e.V./ Philipp Fölting

Alternatively, you can book another night in Münster and drive to Haus Rüschhaus the next day. The late Baroque house was built by Johann Conrad Schlaun from 1745 to 1749 as his own country residence. For the design of the house, he combined features of rural and representative, stately architecture both inside and out. Haus Rüschhaus is not far from Münster and can be discovered beautifully on a bicycle tour.

Services | Cultural tour in the footsteps of J.C. Schlaun

  • 2 days / 1 overnight stay in good 3-4 star hotels with breakfast in Münster
  • 1.5-hour guided tour in Nordkirchen
  • Coffee and cake at Café Schlaun in Nordkirchen
  • Information material
  • Insurance certificate

You are welcome to book additional services through our Tourism Centre:

  • Guided tour of Münster
  • Bikes for hire
  • Extension of the guided tour in Nordkirchen from 1.5 to 2 hours
  • Extra night

Prices | Cultural Tour In the Footsteps of J.C. Schlaun

Prices per person

2-4 persons:
199,00 € in a double room
279,00 € in a single room

5-10 persons:
169,00 € in a double room
219,00 € in a single room

Arrival on a Sunday is not possible on this tour!

Booking time: min. 7 days before arrival

Book with certainty: If you arrive in 2023, you can cancel this package free of charge up to 5 days before arrival.

Offer valid: 01.01.-31.12.23 | Organiser: Münsterland e.V.

Request this cultural tour

You can request this cultural trip without obligation from Münsterland e.V. by email. You will receive a non-binding offer from us as soon as possible. If you have any special wishes, comments or deviations from the tour described here, please let us know using the "Messages" field. If you have any questions regarding your enquiry, please send an e-mail to or call us on +49(0)2571 94 93 92.

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Package tour information

  • The tour is not suitable for persons with reduced mobility.
  • The guided tour in Nordkirchen is conducted in German.
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  • The General Terms and Conditions for Package Tours of Münsterland e.V. apply.

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