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View of Raesfeld Castle
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The ideal girl strip
City experience meets castle romance

City experience meets castle romance

The ideal girls' trip

Culture, shopping, adventure, good food and beautiful castles. These are the ingredients for a really nice girls' holiday! Where can you and your friends experience all this? For example, in the district of Borken in Münsterland. The town of Borken and its surroundings offer you lots of variety on your short trip. Now it's time for girls to just wanna have fun! Here are some travel ideas.

By the way: If you can't or don't want to plan your trip to Münsterland yourself, you can get a ready-made package tour here.

City experience in Borken

Castles, shopping, swimming: Borken really has a lot up its sleeve. Take a stroll with your friends through the district town with its five town towers, the churches worth seeing and the town museum. The museum is located in the FARB - Forum Altes Rathaus Borken, the town's new cultural venue. You should definitely take a look at the FARB, as this is also where you will find Borken's tourist information office.

We also recommend a walk to Gemen Castle, which is located on the outskirts of the town. The more than 900-year-old castle is surrounded by a mighty moat. The outdoor area is open at all times and invites you to take a walk around the castle. A completely new perspective is offered from every side. The castle is not accessible from the inside as it is used as a youth education centre.

You can round off the evening in the AQUARIS leisure pool . Relax in the whirlpool or the brine pool. Or would you prefer to swim? No problem! The AQUARIS has something for everyone. At the end you can enjoy the spacious sauna facilities. Outside, you and your girls will find a great selection of different saunas and relaxation rooms. You'll also find a crystal-clear natural pond to cool off in. The perfect end to your day!

Experience castle romance by bike

The second day of your trip could also look eventful: For example, a 29 km bike tour to Raesfeld moated castle. Right at the beginning, you'll pass Haus Döring - a little treasure in a picturesque setting. The route continues through the beautiful park landscape of the Münsterland. Passing meadows, pastures and fields, you and your friends will discover the next noble house: Haus Engelrading. As you continue your journey, you will soon come across the 100 castles route, which will take you to Raesfeld Castle. You should definitely take a longer break here.

Back on the 100 castles route, you will pass the Vennekenhof after a few kilometres. Browse through the farm shop and pick up a souvenir or two. If you haven't had a coffee break at the castle yet, the Vennekenhof offers you a second wonderful opportunity with its homemade cakes! You continue on the 100 castles route for a while until you leave the route and head back towards Borken.

Once you're in Borken, you'll have time to stroll through the shops and end the day with a nice dinner!

View of the Döring House
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A small treasure in magnificent surroundings. The baroque manor house is privately owned and can only be viewed from the outside.

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The Engelrading House is privately owned
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The former moated castle is now used for agricultural purposes and can only be viewed from the outside.

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Raesfeld Castle
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At the front of the castle, small buildings nestle against the outer walls, while at the back the historic zoo awaits its visitors. With a height of 52.5 metres, Raesfeld Castle incidentally has the highest tower of all the manor houses in Westphalia.

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Idyllic paths lead through the zoo
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Make the most of your time in Raesfeld: a short walk through the historic zoo is a must. It is neither a classic castle park nor a conventional zoo. See for yourselves! There are various circular walks through the park. From 1 to 5 km, everything is there.

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Cafés at Raesfeld Castle
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Cafés at Raesfeld Castle

The castle is a perfect destination for cyclists - the restaurants and cafés in the immediate vicinity invite you to linger. Here you can take a break from your bike tour and enjoy fresh coffee and homemade cake with a view of the castle.

Recreation at Lake Prösbting

Enjoy the day at Lake Pröbsting! You can experience the lake in different ways. For example, take a walk on the 6 km long circular trail. Among other things, the path takes you past Haus Pröbsting. The former knight's estate has stood for refuge, healing and mercy since the beginning. Today, the Pröbsting Castle Clinic is located here and can therefore only be viewed from the outside. The Pröbstingsee is also one of the most beautiful picnic spots in Münsterland!

Would you like to see the lake from a different perspective? Then rent a pedal boat at the boathouse and get out on the water! Afterwards, you and your friends can round off your trip at the boathouse. Whether it's coffee and cake or a cool refreshing drink - there's something for everyone here!

Tips for your trip

Tips for overnight stays

In Borken, you can stay at the modern Stadthotel. The Stadthotel Borken opened in summer 2020 and is located in the centre of town. Modern furnishings and light colours create a cosy, relaxed ambience. The hotel also has some wellness offers. Also recommended is the family-run hotel-restaurant "Haus Fliederbusch". The hotel is located on the outskirts of Borken. The city centre is about 2.5 km away.

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Tips for eating & drinking

Would you like to eat Westphalian food? Then the restaurant of Haus Fliederbusch is the place to go. Here you can enjoy Westphalian dishes made from fresh, regional ingredients. Restaurant Levi's offers creative cuisine with seasonal, high-quality products. There are many other restaurants in the centre of Borken.

Tips on how to get there

Travelling by train:

Borken is on the Essen - Borken railway line. The regional train R14, "Der Borkener", runs on this route. It is only a few minutes' walk from the station to Borken town centre.

Arriving by car:

Are you coming from the north or south? Then the best way to get there is via the A 31 (Emden - Oberhausen). Take the Borken exit and continue on the B 67 towards Borken.
From the east (Münster), take the A 43 (Münster - Wuppertal) to the Dülmen exit. Then continue on the B 474 towards Coesfeld and after about 4 kilometres turn left. Continue via the L 600 and B 67 to Borken.

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The city of Borken has a lot to offer for a weekend The city of Borken has a lot to offer for a weekend
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