Lüdinghausen Castle
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
Palaces and Castles Day Münsterland
20 June 2021

Lüdinghausen Castle for the Castles and Palaces Day

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.

Guided tour of the Renaissance part of the castle


The Friends of Lüdinghausen Castle offer expert guided tours of the Renaissance part of the castle, which will also be open all day.

  • Start: 3 pm
  • Duration: approx. 1 hour
  • Cost: free of charge
  • Meeting place: castle courtyard
  • Registration: Telephone: 02591/949418

"CORONAle time Signs"

11:00 -18:00

The Corona Crisis is likely to be remembered in the future as a historical caesura - also in Lüdinghausen's history. In a first retrospective, the town of Lüdinghausen and its cooperation partners (KAKTuS Kulturforum e.V. and the Lüdinghausen artist Alex Gockel) want to take a look back at the weeks and months of the pandemic that have already passed. An exhibition on 19 and 20 June 2021 in Lüdinghausen Castle will deal with the creative processing of - corona-related - new life situations, previously unknown feelings, new rules and possibilities.
Lüdinghausen citizens, artists and some interested people from surrounding communities will then present their CORONA TIMESIGNS: In pictures, photos, collages, sculptures, videos and texts, the new life situation is reflected in the most diverse facets.

  • Time: 11:00 - 18:00 Exhibition
  • Costs: free of charge
  • Meeting place: 1st floor | Exhibition rooms of KAKTuS Kulturforum e.V.
  • Registration: not required

Amateur Radio Workshops

11:00 - 18:00

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.

  • Start: 11:00 a.m.
  • Cost: free of charge
  • Meeting place: castle courtyard or, in case of bad weather, in the lower tower room
  • Registration: no registration required

Low German in everyday life

12:00 - 16::00

Discover the Münsterland Platt with the Adult Education Centre: We come across Low German terms in many everyday situations, for example in house names or street names, but their original meaning is unknown to many. As part of the Palaces and Castles Day 2021, VHS course leader Dr Klaus-Werner Kahl will enter into dialogue with those interested and convey interesting and amusing aspects of the Low German language in our everyday lives in short "tidbits of knowledge". Hiärtlik wilkuëmen! This free offer is aimed at language and culture enthusiasts of all ages.

  • Time: 12:00 - 16:00 hrs.
  • Meeting place: castle courtyard
  • Cost: free of charge

Music in the castle courtyard

12:00 - 16:00

Radio Lukas, alias Lukas Schlattmann, "broadcasts" from the courtyard of Lüdinghausen Castle. His repertoire includes "classics from rock and pop of the last thirty years". In addition, he presents self-composed pieces

  • Time: 11:00-15:00
  • Cost: free
  • Meeting point: castle courtyard
  • Registration: no registration required

Walking the literature trail


With a public walk-through, the KAKTuS Kulturforum in Lüdinghausen presents the new texts on the 12 steles of its literature path at Steverwall. Since 2009, the literature circle at KAKTuS has been presenting short poems and aphorisms on changing themes with the intention of bringing people closer to the beauty and diversity of poetry in the German language.
The thoroughly ambivalent topic of home is impressively presented in 2021 from the perspective of poets and thinkers. Thanks to a QR code, information about the authors as well as short interpretations of the texts can be accessed on site.

  • Start: 15:00
  • Cost: free of charge
  • Meeting place: Steverwall/Borg

Picnic in the castle courtyard

all day

Wilfried Reckers invites you to a snack in the castle courtyard. In a deck chair, visitors can recharge their batteries with a cold drink and a bratwurst while enjoying the ambience of the idyllic Burghof...

  • Open all day
  • Price according to consumption
  • No registration required


Castle rally on the occasion of the 750th anniversary of castles in LINGHAUSEN

Starting signal for a rally from castle to castle - the approx. 4 km long circular route between the castles of Lüdinghausen, Vischering and Wolfsberg offers a lot of interesting, exciting and undiscovered facts. Interesting questions await participants on foot or by bike. A quiz for young and old, locals and visitors.

  • all day
  • Price: free of charge
  • No registration required

Service at Lüdinghausen Castle

  • Guided tours
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Park by the house
  • for groups
  • Child-friendly


  • Lüdinghausen Castle
  • Amthaus 14
  • 59348 Lüdinghausen
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