Münsterland Castle Day at Vischering Castle in Lüdinghausen
Vischering Castle on Castle Day
© Kreis Coesfeld / Carsten Böggering
Palaces and Castles Day Münsterland
19 June 2022

Vischering Castle on Castles and Burgs Day

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.

Exhibition "Reality is just an Illusion"

10:00 - 18:00

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!

  • Time: 10:00 - 18:00 hrs
  • Price: free of charge
  • no registration required

Castle tour

11:00 h

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.

  • Start: 11:00 a.m.
  • Duration: approx. 60 minutes
  • Price: free of charge
  • Registration required: by 19.06 at kultur@kreis-coesfeld.de or 0259-179900
  • Meeting point: In the ticket office

Open Air Swing Concert

11:00 h

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.

  • Start: 11:00 a.m.
  • Duration: approx. 90 minutes
  • Price: free of charge
  • no registration required

Dress-up event in the castle courtyard

13:30 - 16:30

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!

  • Times: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Duration: any time
  • Price: free of charge
  • for children from 6 years
  • no registration required

Acting tour with Rentmeister Wernekinck


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.

  • Time: 15:00
  • Duration: approx. 75 minutes
  • Price: free of charge
  • Registration required: by 19.06 at kultur@kreis-coesfeld.de or 0259-179900
  • Meeting point: At the ticket office in the outer castle

Concert with Krama


The varied programme of the percussion ensemble "Krama" (Greek for "mixture") includes works by international contemporary and classical composers. The marimba forms the instrumental centre of their impressive concerts and transports the audience into ever new spheres of sound. Various percussion instruments complete the listening experience. "Krama" combines melodious sound experiences with pulsating rhythms. A voyage of discovery into new worlds of sound, sound art at its best!

Semeli Margarita, percussion | Raphael Bulut, percussion | Adrian Golbeck, percussion | Yung-Ju Tsai, percussion

  • Start: 17:00
  • Duration: approx. 60 minutes
  • Price: free of charge
  • no registration required
  • Meeting place: castle courtyard



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.

  • Start: 19:00
  • Duration: approx. 3 hours
  • Price: €38.00, reduced €32.30
  • Tickets: are available online here as well as at the ticket office of Burg Vischering. Reservation is not possible
  • child friendly
  • Gastronomy in the house
  • 100 Castles Route
  • Museum in the house
  • Park at the house
  • Rest area / picnic area
  • Wifi hotspot
  • Public WC

More info

  • The museum is open to the public free of charge from 10:00 to 18:00.
  • Burg Vischering is located directly on the 100 Castles Route, SteverLand Route and Dortmund Ems Canal Route.
  • A visit can be perfectly combined with a walk to Lüdinghausen Castle.
  • The facility is barrier-free inside and out.
  • Free parking is available directly at the castle.
  • A museum shop and a children's playground round off the castle's facilities.
  • The interior and the park are also accessible outside the programme events.
  • E-bike charging stations are located on the castle grounds. Rental bicycles are also available.


  • Vischering Castle
  • Berenbrock 1
  • 59348 Lüdinghausen
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