Built in the 12th century as a knight's seat, Lüdinghausen Castle was converted and largely rebuilt in the 16th century - after a fire - by Gottfried von Raesfeld into a typical Renaissance castle. The newly restored south wing with its chapter hall, which has a festive atmosphere thanks to its wooden ceiling and rich, well-preserved coat-of-arms decorations, dates from this period. Other halls in the Renaissance wing of the castle as well as the cellar vault invite visitors to marvel at their paintings, pictures and historical excavations from the Middle Ages. The town of Lüdinghausen, as the owner, uses the historic building for council work and as a representative venue for events. Various cultural performances and educational events take place at Lüdinghausen Castle.
This exhibition is all about discovering the diversity of art and its creators. More than 50 artists from Lüdinghausen, both professional and amateur, will be exhibiting their works in Lüdinghausen Castle. The KAKTuS art team invites you, your family and friends to this very special exhibition. At the vernissage there will also be an opportunity to talk to the artists.
The Marinekameradschaft Lüdinghausen maintains its own mess hall in the cellar vaults in the Renaissance wing of the castle. This meeting room, which until then had served as a chicken coop, was built in 1974 by the association itself. The Marineheim consists of the actual mess hall, which can accommodate about 40 people, and a galley, with appropriate storage facilities. On Castle Day, the naval comradeship opens its doors, provides information and reports on sailors' yarns and other stories.
Demonstration and hands-on activity "Amateur radio live": children, young people and adults learn morse code and how to solder small electrical circuits in short workshops.
Street art enables art in public spaces and invites people to reflect and dream. Wark Rocinha, whose real name is Marcos Rodrigo Neves, is a well-known and talented graffiti and street art artist from Rio de Janeiro. With his angel motifs and bright colours, he not only spreads good humour. With his motto "Everyone can be another's angel", he also makes the guests think. Art and message at its best!
The puppet theatre DER PUPPENWAGEN presents: Princess Pfiffilotte! This is what the exciting story is about: The princess is supposed to get married. Only because her parents want her to. How unfair is that! But Princess Pfiffilotte wants to take her life into her own hands. And with the help of a good friend (and a little magic) she finally succeeds. What will happen to the princess?
The music of the Guy Salamon Group never ceases to surprise, bursting with creative stories, energy and humour. The award-winning band led by the Israeli drummer and composer Guy Salamon consists of eight musicians from all over the world. They have long since made a name for themselves in the international jazz scene. With their emotionally effervescent music full of joie de vivre that knows no stylistic boundaries, the Guy Salamon Group has thrilled audiences at festivals all over Europe. And now they will soon be performing in Lüdinghausen.
And what goes better with a jazz concert than a nice picnic? How fortunate that the Münsterland Picnic Days are taking place at Lüdinghausen Castle at the same time as the Castles and Palaces Day. If you wish, you can reserve a picnic table for you and your companion. If you don't want to book a picnic table, you can of course listen to the band completely free of charge. Just bring your own picnic blanket and food!
Fancy an entertaining journey into the past? The Heimatverein Lüdinghausen invites adults and children to a 3-castles puzzle tour. The 4 km long, exciting walk takes you past many historical sites in Lüdinghausen in addition to the castles themselves. Some of them might even surprise locals! Here there are little riddles to be solved. All young and old detectives can easily solve the tasks if they look carefully. There is even something to win! The walk takes place in all weathers.
Alternative rock meets synth pop! The band Red Ivy from Münster makes music out of pure passion. They love writing their own songs and giving their audience what they call a good time. They have already proven this at the WDR 2 Summer Open Air 2016 in Gladbeck - there Red Ivy were the opening band for Stanfour, Hurts, Sarah Connor and Silbermond. Especially due to the catchy, poppy melodies and the powerful voice of frontwoman Hannah, their unique sound stays in everyone's ears. So far they have released two EPs and seven singles and played over 70 successful concerts. Good mood guaranteed!
Those who didn't have time at lunchtime or just can't get enough of puppet theatre can now take a deep breath. The PUPPENWAGEN is playing its second play this afternoon: The Carrot. What it's about: Nell wants to harvest a carrot that turns out to be huge. Even her dog Wauwi can't help her. Obviously, it takes a lot more hands to succeed. Little by little, more and more children join in, wanting to "get the job done" together and - let me tell you this much! - they succeed. A play about prejudice that ends in the realisation: TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG! The play is based with kind permission on the basic idea of the song by Fredrik Vahle "Die Rübe".