Nestled in the landscape of the Münsterland, about 10 kilometres west of Münster, lies the moated castle of Hülshoff amidst green parkland in Havixbeck. The picturesque moated castle is the birthplace of the great German writer Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797-1848) and the place where she spent her childhood and youth. This is another reason why the castle has an international status.
Today, the moated castle houses, among other things, the Droste Museum, which provides an insight into the life of the poetess and the nobility of the time, and a café-restaurant. The surrounding park offers an attractive excursion destination in summer. Since 2018, the castle has also been home to the Center for Literature (CfL), which hosts innovative cultural formats. Through the establishment of the CfL, Burg Hülshoff is becoming a home for the arts and people from local to international are being brought together.
In the summer, Hülshoff Castle presents the installation "16 Scenes for a Forest" by the well-known directing collective Rimini Protokoll. In it, Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel devote themselves to Annette von Droste-Hülshoff's novella "The Jewish Book". They have taken a close look at the original text and created an immersive experience of radio play, film and nature observation: 16 scenes for eight trees in the park of Hülshoff Castle.
Note: Sturdy shoes required. Long trousers are recommended. Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the installation and in the entire park. The high seats are at a minimum height of 1.5 metres and a maximum of 3.5 metres. In the event of bad weather or heavy rain, the installation may be closed for safety reasons. In this case, ticket costs will be refunded via the ticket shop. No refund will be made for other costs (travel) or similar. Regardless of the weather, you can alternatively visit the Droste Museum or the exhibition "Droste Digital. Manuscripts - Rooms - Installations" in the castle.
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