Castles and Palaces Day on 19 June 2022 in Münsterland
Castle Day in Müsterland
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Palaces and Castles Day Münsterland
20 June 2021
Münsterland Castles Day
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Palaces and Castles Day Münsterland
19 June 2022

Review: Castles and Palaces Day Münsterland 2022

In hardly any other region are there more beautiful witnesses to great architecture than in Münsterland. For the fifth time, numerous houses opened their doors and gates on the "Münsterland Castles and Palaces Day 2022". On 19 June 2022 , visitors could take a look at knights' halls, wine cellars, tower rooms and castle parks. Did you, too, let yourself be enchanted by beautiful castles, palaces, manors and manor houses in the expansive park landscape of Münsterland? Between meadows and fields, activities and offers for young and old, culinary highlights, picnics, guided tours of the houses and grounds awaited the visitors. Be there (again) next year! It is the ideal opportunity to experience the Münsterland from its most beautiful side ...

SAVE THE DATE: The next Münsterland Castles and Palaces Day will take place on 18 June 2023. More info to follow.

Programme of the participating castles in 2022

Bentheim Castle Castle Day Bentheim Castle Castle Day
© Sven Huesemann
Bentheim Castle in Bad Bentheim

Guided tours | Culture | Families

The landmark of the town of Bad Bentheim and one of the largest and most beautiful castle complexes in north-west Germany - that is Bentheim Castle. Learn more about the early medieval hilltop castle on a guided tour or visit the gopea art room in the building's former stables. There is a lot to experience here!

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Hülshoff Castle in Havixbeck Hülshoff Castle in Havixbeck
© Münsterland e.V. | Philipp Fölting
Hülshoff Castle in Havixbeck

Guided tours | Culture | Families | On the road

Hülshoff Castle is not only one of the most beautiful buildings in Münsterland, but also a unique cultural centre. The birthplace of Annette von Droste-Hülshoff has become the Centre for Literature. Outdoor or indoor museum - the choice is yours on Castles and Palaces Day.

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Kakesbeck Castle Kakesbeck Castle
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Kakesbeck Castle in Lüdinghausen

Guided tours

Immerse yourself in the legendary history of the imposing Kakesbeck Castle! Situated a little out of the way, but absolutely worthwhile, is a visit to this historic property. Since 1971, the owners have been continuously restoring the castle and making it habitable again. Much has already been achieved.

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Lüdinghausen Castle Lüdinghausen Castle
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Lüdinghausen Castle in Lüdinghausen

Culture | Families | Picnic | Out and about

On 19 June, three occasions to celebrate will come together here: Lüdinghausen and Vischering castles will be 750 years old, the Münsterland region will be celebrating the Münsterland Picnic Days, and not to be forgotten, of course, is the Castles and Palaces Day. So there's plenty on offer here for guests of all ages: from an art exhibition and puppet theatre to jazz and pop concerts, picnics, workshops and a puzzle tour for the whole family. What a programme!

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Davensberg Castle Tower in Ascheberg Davensberg Castle Tower in Ascheberg
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Davensberg Castle Tower in Ascheberg

Guided tours

In the past, wrongdoers were tied to the wall with iron collars and chains in the 6-metre-deep dungeon of Davensberg Castle Tower. Today it houses the local history museum with a torture room. But the tower is not only eerie. You can also learn about the traditional agricultural culture of the region.

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Vischering Castle on Castle Day Vischering Castle on Castle Day
© Kreis Coesfeld / Carsten Böggering
Vischering Castle in Lüdinghausen

Guided tours | Culture | Families

The beautiful Wasserburg Vischering is an all-round experience for guests of all ages - with an interactive museum, exhibitions, gastronomy and much more. On 19 June, there are also some interesting events waiting for you. These include an open-air swing concert, a guided tour of the theatre and the BurgJazz festival. Of course, we have also thought of the very young visitors!

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The Erbdrostenhof in Münster on Castle Day The Erbdrostenhof in Münster on Castle Day
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Erbdrostenhof in Münster

Guided tours | Families

The Erbdrostenhof is one of the jewels in the crown of Münster's magnificent cityscape. And rightly so: its magnificent baroque appearance is one of the most popular photo motifs among visitors. Let us tell you more about the beautiful noble palace on a guided tour. With balloon figures and glitter tattoos, this will be an experience for the whole family.

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The Falkenhof in Rheine The Falkenhof in Rheine
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Falkenhof Museum in Rheine

Families

This is where Rheine's urban development began: at the Falkenhof, once known as "Villa Reni". Over a thousand years old, the courtyard complex, now used as a museum, takes visitors deep into the past of the popular Ems town. On Castles and Palaces Day, young visitors in particular can immerse themselves in Westphalian aristocratic culture and dress up to their heart's content.

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House Marck in Tecklenburg House Marck in Tecklenburg
© Münsterland e.V. | Philipp Fölting
House Marck in Tecklenburg

Guided tours | Culture | Families | Picnic

Idyllically nestled in a valley meadow and surrounded by its moat, Haus Marck is considered an insider tip worth seeing by guests of the Tecklenburger Land. The beautiful half-timbered house offers, among other things, an open-air concert, an old-timer pick-up with lots of delicious treats, children's theatre and other activities on the Castles and Palaces Day. Come and visit!

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House Pröbsting in Borken House Pröbsting in Borken
© Münsterland e.v./Axel Carneim
House Pröbsting in Borken

Guided tours

Haus Pröbsting, once a knight's estate and seat of nobility, was probably built in the 13th century. After reconstruction in 1988, it now shines as a beautiful moated castle and is the centrepiece of the leisure park of the same name. Take a guided tour in and around the house and learn about the exciting stories the estate has to tell.

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House Rüschhaus in Münster House Rüschhaus in Münster
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
House Rüschhaus in Münster

Culture | Out and about

Only a few kilometres from Münster's city centre, you will find the charming Haus Rüschhaus. Built by the Baroque master builder Johann Conrad Schlaun and inhabited by the famous author Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, the house looks back on a long history. This historic estate will become a place of art, literature and music during the Droste Festival.

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Harkotten Manor Harkotten Manor
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Harkotten Manor House in Sassenberg

Guided tours | Culture

The beautiful Harkotten manor house is part of a double castle complex (rare in Germany). The historic wall paintings by Phillip Ferdinand Bartscher are particularly worth seeing here. In addition, the special exhibition "We are Rincklake" will open in time for the Palaces and Castles Day 2022.

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Castles and Palaces Day at Bentlage Monastery Castles and Palaces Day at Bentlage Monastery
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Bentlage Monastery in Rheine

Guided tours | Culture

History meets modern art and culture in this former crusader monastery dating from 1437. Now used as a cultural meeting place, the property delights with a diverse programme of exhibitions, concerts, readings and much more. Take part in the free guided tour of the monastery and museum or test your artistic talents at a matinee.

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Gravenhorst Monastery in Hörstel Gravenhorst Monastery in Hörstel
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Gravenhorst Monastery in Hörstel

Guided tours | Culture

At the foot of the Teutoburg Forest, not far from the town of Hörstel, lies Gravenhorst Abbey. Formerly an abbey of the Cistercian nuns, today it is a house of art. Here, contemporary art meets historic walls. On the Castles and Palaces Day, there will be guided tours on history and art as well as insights into archaeological finds on the grounds, among other things.

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Die Kolvenburg in Billerbeck zum Schlössertag Die Kolvenburg in Billerbeck zum Schlössertag
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Kolvenburg in Billerbeck

Guided tours | Culture | Families

Once a noble residence, today the Kolvenburg is the cultural centre of the district of Coesfeld and serves as a venue for events, exhibitions and other cultural highlights. On 19 June, learn more about the building's eventful history, listen to the family concert by the duo Andromeda or discover interesting works of art that form a symbiosis with the castle. Meanwhile, young guests can learn more about the art of archery.

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The cultural estate Haus Nottbeck on Castle Day The cultural estate Haus Nottbeck on Castle Day
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Cultural asset Haus Nottbeck in Oelde

Culture | Picnic

The former knight's estate on the outskirts of the Oelde district of Stromberg offers pure culture on Castle Day. In addition to the opening of a new exhibition, a staged reading and a jazz concert await visitors. The surrounding orchards and fragrant fields invite you to take a picnic break.

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Kunsthaus Ruchniewitz in Billerbeck Kunsthaus Ruchniewitz in Billerbeck
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Kunsthaus Ruchniewitz in Billerbeck

Culture

The Kunsthaus Ruchniewitz, the so-called Haus Beckebans, is attractively situated in the heart of Billerbeck's old town. Still a farmhouse in the 15th century, it is now home to art in the form of paintings, light objects and many other works. On the occasion of the Palaces and Castles Day, the modern art house attracts visitors with its "Champagne Day".

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Liesborn Abbey Museum Liesborn Abbey Museum
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Liesborn Abbey Museum in Wadersloh

Culture | Picnic

The Museum Abtei Liesborn of the district of Warendorf is located in the baroque abbey residence of the former Benedictine abbey in Liesborn. The museum's extensive collection covers many areas of art and cultural history of the region. The special exhibition "Wir sind Rincklake" (We are Rincklake) will be opened to coincide with the Palaces and Castles Day 2022. The Münsterland Picnic Days invite visitors to feast and relax here.

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Ahaus Castle Ahaus Castle
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Ahaus Castle in Ahaus

Culture | Families | Picnic

With its location in the centre of the town, Ahaus Castle is considered the most important monument of the town and is always the centre of cultural life. On Castles and Palaces Day, the house invites young and old to picnic on the castle grounds or visit the two museums.

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Cappenberg Castle near Selm Cappenberg Castle near Selm
© Kreis Unna, Oliver Nauditt
Cappenberg Castle in Selm

Guided tours | Families

Cappenberg Palace in Selm is one of the most important examples of Westphalian baroque monastic architecture. After extensive renovation, it will finally be open again in 2022! A visit on Castles and Palaces Day is particularly worthwhile! All guided tours are free of charge on this day.

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Schloss Loburg in Ostbevern Schloss Loburg in Ostbevern
© Münsterland e.V.
Loburg Castle in Ostbevern

Guided tours

Haus Loburg is a breathtaking moated castle in Ostbevern, built according to the plans of baroque master builder Johann Conrad Schlaun. It is idyllically situated in a lush English garden with rhododendron stands over a hundred years old. Learn more about the castle and the castle park on a guided tour.

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North Kichen Castle North Kichen Castle
© Münsterland e.V. / Christoph Steinweg
Nordkirchen Castle in Nordkirchen

Guided tours

Nordkirchen Castle looks back on more than 300 years of castle history. It was built between 1703 and 1733 - here, too, master builder J. C. Schlaun was at work. The Prince-Bishop Friedrich Christian von Plettenberg zu Lehnhausen once lived here. Today the castle is a college of finance. Learn more about the estate on an exciting guided tour!

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Raesfeld Castle Castle Day Raesfeld Castle Castle Day
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Raesfeld Castle in Raesfeld

Guided tours | Culture | Families

Raesfeld Castle is an insider's tip for nature lovers and explorers alike. Guided tours of the castle grounds and chapel, jazz morning hopping and the "Museum am Schloss" make the Castle Day in Raesfeld unforgettable. In addition, the historic zoo awaits its young visitors at the back of the castle.

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Senden Castle at the Münsterland Castle Day Senden Castle at the Münsterland Castle Day
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Senden Castle in Senden

Guided tours | Culture | Families | Picnic

Magnificent lime trees, copper beeches and plane trees line the path to Senden Castle. A double moat surrounds the three-winged complex with buildings dating from the 15th to the late 19th century. In this beautiful setting you can discover the WindKunstPark, picnic and listen to a poetry slammer.

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Sythen Castle near Haltern am See Sythen Castle near Haltern am See
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Sythen Castle in Haltern am See

Culture | Families

The beautiful Sythen moated castle with its long history is located in the Sythen district of Haltern. There is a lot to experience here on Castles and Palaces Day: castle courtyard singing with Paul, bike tours around the lake, picnics at the mill, tours of the interiors and more!

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Westerwinkel Castle on Castles and Palaces Day Westerwinkel Castle on Castles and Palaces Day
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Westerwinkel Castle in Ascheberg

Guided tours

Westerwinkel Castle is one of the very well preserved castles in Münsterland. It was mentioned as early as 1225. Get to know the early baroque moated castle better on a guided tour or take a stroll through the estate's beautiful park. The many cycle paths around the castle invite you to take a leisurely cycle tour.

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The Asbeck Monastery in Legden The Asbeck Monastery in Legden
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Asbeck Abbey in Legden

Guided tours | Culture | Families

Asbeck Abbey, founded in the 12th century, was initially a double monastery of the Premonstratensians. Later it was converted into a nunnery. You can learn about the exciting details of the estate on a guided tour - in person or virtually! Afterwards, a concert by the Bennewitz Quartet awaits you. There's something for the whole family here on Castles and Palaces Day.

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Map | Participating Castles

Münsterland Picnic Days Münsterland Picnic Days
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Münsterland Picnic Days
17 and 18 June 2023
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