Castle Day Münsterland at Nordkirchen Castle
North Kichen Castle
© Münsterland e.V. / Christoph Steinweg
Palaces and Castles Day Münsterland
19 June 2022

Nordkirchen Castle for the Castles and Palaces Day

One of the most impressive palace complexes in Westphalia, including a stately park, also known as the "Westphalian Versailles", attracts over half a million visitors every year. A special attraction is the reconstructed Venus Island. The baroque garden also impresses with its garden art, many secluded spots and numerous avenues. Nordkirchen Castle is also home to the Finance College of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Guided tour of the castle and garden

11:30 - 13:30

The motto of this guided tour is "Greek Mythology in the Baroque Era": During a tour through the gardens and the castle, you will learn more about the influence of ancient Greek myths on the estate. Here's a little foretaste: Nordkirchen Castle was built between 1703 and 1734. The sphinxes on the grounds, however, date from a later period. Napoleon's Egypt expedition (1798 - 1801) sparked off a veritable Egyptomania in Germany, and so Nordkirchen Castle is not the only manor house whose garden is adorned by a sphinx.

Please note: The tour of the castle is not barrier-free.

  • Start: 11:30 am and 1:30 pm
  • Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Price: € 8.00, children up to 12 years: € 4.00
  • Meeting point: in front of the castle chapel in the castle courtyard
  • Registration by 18.06: Tel: +49 (0)162 9305161 or by e-mail: pia@tewes.de

Service at Nordkirchen Castle

  • Guided tours
  • Gastronomy in the house
  • 100 Castles Route
  • Park by the house
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Public WC

More info

  • Free parking is available in front of the castle grounds.
  • The park is accessible outside the programme points.
  • Combine the guided tour with a walk along the "Bat Trail".
  • In addition to the castle restaurant, you will find other restaurants in the nearby town centre.
  • The castle is located on the 100 Castles Route and is easily accessible by bike.

Address

  • Nordkirchen Castle
  • Castle 1
  • 59349 Nordkirchen
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