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Borken in the western Münsterland
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District town with five town towers


Cycling in the footsteps of the Kiepenkerle, experiencing real Pättkesromantik or enjoying a flying visit to our Dutch neighbours - discover the charm of the cosy and endearing 780-year-old town of Borken in the western Münsterland.

Borken - A town with many faces

Stroll through the district town of Borken with its five town towers, churches worth seeing and lively town centre. The market square is an excellent starting point for a tour of the town. Here you will also find the FARB: the "Forum Altes Rathaus Borken" combines under one roof a permanent collection on the town's history, changing exhibitions, a variety of cultural events and the tourist information office. You can also visit the Heimathaus Weseke with its geological garden and apothecary garden, the Picker garden, the Heimathaus Marbeck or a trout farm. The Pröbstingsee recreation area lies in a wonderfully idyllic setting just outside the town.

Of stargazers and water sprites

Take a holiday from everyday life in the AQUARIUS leisure pool with Finnish sauna garden or wander through distant galaxies in the observatory. Go horseback riding, inline skating, hiking and cycling, for example along the new Aa cycle path directly on the little river Aa from Velen via Borken to Isselburg. The route leads through the Hohe Mark Nature Park past fortified castles, enchanted moated palaces and dreamy manor houses.

Gemen Castle as the jewel of the town

On the outskirts of Borken is the unique Gemen Castle. The historic moated castle is one of the much photographed sights in the Münsterland region. Of course, the castle is connected to the 100 castles route.

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Listen in! Podcast "So oder So" | The Weseker Heimathaus

"SO OR SO - your Münsterland". In this podcast from Germany's most beautiful region, you will experience a short acoustic excursion to the Weseker Heimathaus in Borken. Let Münsterland reporter Dennis Burk take you along and learn more about Münsterland and Westphalian traditions, a pharmacy garden with many plant species or old agricultural machinery. At the Wesek Heimathaus you can switch off or be active at the same time: playground, Kneipp basin, exercise equipment - it's all there! Curious? Take seven minutes and have a listen:

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