It was thanks to a feud that the prince-bishop of Münster decided to build Vischering Castle in Lüdinghausen in the summer of 1271. The Droste zu Vischering received the castle as a fief from the Bishop of Münster. A defensive fortress was built with residential and farm buildings on separate islands in the middle of an extensive system of moats. The castle burnt down in 1521 and was rebuilt on the old foundations in the Renaissance style. It has remained almost unchanged since then and gives an impression of life in the late Middle Ages and early modern period.
Vischering Castle is a monument of the Coesfeld district and one of the most important ring-mantled castles in Germany. Since its extensive renovation, which won the German Design Award, visitors can enjoy the castle under the motto "Museum. Art. Culture", visitors can expect a wide range of activities for young and old: a multimedia museum, changing cultural-historical exhibitions and top-class art exhibitions, concerts, family events such as the annual knights' camp or the historical children's game and much more.
Gan-Erdene Tsend is one of the most important artists in the region and is also known beyond. Burg Vischering is dedicating a large solo exhibition to him in its anniversary year. Gan-Erdene Tsend spent his childhood near the Gobi Desert before moving to Münster to study art. His paintings transport us into a magical pictorial universe, characterised by impressions of distant, deserted landscapes and contrasting urban backdrops. In keeping with the exhibition's title, Tsend understands like no other how to question the depiction of reality with self-evident ease. Fantasy or reality? Find out for yourself!
Learn more about Vischering Castle and discover the multimedia and interactive permanent exhibition in the museum in the main castle under expert guidance. It is dedicated to the history of Vischering Castle and its inhabitants, from the beginnings of the 13th century to the beginning of the 20th century. A highlight of the exhibition is the Knights' Hall, which brings the world of the nobility around 1770 to life with its artistic wall installation. For children, the basement in particular offers various play opportunities.
Swinging in Summertime - Casual, rousing, entertaining. Together in a quartet with the "Young Lions", the internationally renowned and multiple award-winning jazz artist Chris Hopkins presents great melodies from the New York Jazz Age, hot Latin sounds, soulful ballads and blues-soaked improvisations. Chris Hopkins, equally adept on piano and saxophone, convinces with a wealth of musical ideas and immense drive.
Want to be a squire or a knight, show off as a damsel or a lord of the castle? At the dress-up event in the castle courtyard, little visitors can be whoever they want!
Slightly rushed and a little groggy, the rentmaster Adolph Heidenreich Wernekinck sets off to search the castle; he desperately needs a certain piece of paper. His wife has forced him to take along a few curious relatives who have always wanted to know what life is like in the castle. The gentry are not in the house - so they dare to take a look, and the rentmaster doesn't mince his words, whether it's about the festivities, duties in the marriage bed or misdemeanours of the common people.
Join the Rentmeister as he walks through the venerable rooms and learn interesting facts about the history of the castle and life in and around it at the end of the 17th century.
The double concert with the "Emil Brandquist Trio" and the "Marco Mezquida Trio" is part of the International BurgJazz-Festival Lüdinghausen. Here, the atmospheric compositions of the Swedish drummer Emil Brandquist meet the lively euphonious sounds of the Spanish pianist Marco Mezquida. More information about the festival can be found here.