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.
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.
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