Ahaus Castle on Castle Day in Münsterland
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Palaces and Castles Day Münsterland
19 June 2022

Ahaus Castle for the Castles and Palaces Day

The castle is located in the heart of the city Ahaus, only a few metres from the pedestrian zone. Due to its special architecture, the baroque castle is not only a landmark of the city, but also lends it a very special charm. The baroque complex, which once served as a summer residence for the prince bishops of Münster, impresses among other things with the Triumphal Gate with guardhouse and the gate tower. In the 19th century, the castle housed a tobacco factory, among other things, until it was hit by a bombing raid in 1945 and burnt out completely. The baroque furnishings of the rooms, which had been preserved until then, were lost as a result. The district bought the ruins and had them rebuilt. Today there are still two rooms that have been preserved historically - the Garden Hall and the Prince's Hall. Among other things, wedding ceremonies and concerts take place here. Furthermore, the castle today houses the technical academy and two museums in the gatehouses - the School Museum and the Gatehouse Museum.

Picnic on the castle grounds

10:00 - 17:00

Visitors can expect a delicious picnic on the castle grounds on Castles and Palaces Day 2022. As part of the Münsterland Picnic Days, picnic bags filled with fresh delicacies will be offered by local restaurateurs. These can be eaten at the tables on the castle grounds. Terhalle and Ahaus Marketing & Touristik will set the breakfast table for you from 9:30 am - 1 pm. You can book tables including a breakfast bag for 4 or 8 people online here or at Ahaus Marketing & Touristik at Oldenkottplatz 2. From 1 p.m. the tables will be available to all guests. On the meadow you will not only find delicious food stands, but also a colourful programme of events with music rides, rowing boat rides and more.

  • Guided tours
  • Museum in the house
  • 100 Castles Route
  • Park at the house

More info

  • The baroque castle of Ahaus is only about 1.3 km from the station
  • Free parking on Sundays at the Domhof, Wallstraße and the Kirmes car park
  • You will find an e-bike charging station at Ahaus Castle
  • The park is accessible all day
  • Ahaus Castle is on the 100 Castles Route

Address

  • Ahaus Castle
  • Sümmermannplatz 4
  • 48683 Ahaus
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