Raesfeld Castle Castle Day
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Palaces and Castles Day Münsterland
19 June 2022

Raesfeld Castle on Castles and Palaces Day

The residential palace, Schloss Raesfeld, of the Imperial Count Alexander II von Velen, known as the "Westphalian Wallenstein", was built between 1643 and 1658. Of the four former wings, the west wing - with the highest tower in Westphalia - and the north wing are still standing. In the outer bailey, Alexander set up an observatory in the so-called Sterndeuterturm. The village castle grounds along the moat are among the most beautiful in Westphalia. Today, the castle is the seat of the "Akademie des Handwerks Schloss Raesfeld" conference and training institution, a further education centre for business management, experts and monument preservation.

Infomobile of the Hohe Mark Nature Park

11:00 - 17:00

The Hohe Mark Nature Park informs with its Infomobile about the small and large natural treasures in the Nature Park as well as about the town of Raesfeld.

  • Opening hours: 11:00 - 17:00
  • Price: free of charge
  • No registration required

Museum at the Castle and Castle Chapel

11:00 - 17:00

The Heimatverein Raesfeld opens the "Museum am Schloss" and the charming castle chapel of St. Sebastian. The museum shows the exciting permanent exhibition "Raesfeld 1939 to 1945". This exhibition shows the everyday life of the village population during the Second World War, away from the big politics. But a visit to the castle chapel is also worthwhile: not only the interior of the building enchants guests - when you leave the small chapel you can enjoy the fantastic view of the castle's old walls.

  • Opening hours: 11:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
  • Price: free of charge
  • no registration required
  • Meeting place: Museum am Schloss and castle chapel

Nature discovery area

11:00 - 17:00

The nature discovery area at Raesfeld Castle Zoo is open to children. Climbing and balancing paths, a cone throwing area, a branch building site and much more invite the little visitors to play in and with nature.

  • Opening hours: 11:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m
  • Price: free of charge
  • No registration required
  • Meeting place: Nature discovery area at Raesfeld Castle Zoo, Tiergarten 1
11:30 - 13:30

On the occasion of its 50th birthday, the Borken Music School is organising a jazz breakfast in cooperation with the restaurant "Mahl und Meute".

  • Start: 11:30 a.m.
  • End: 13:30 h
  • Price: free of charge
  • no registration required

Guided tour of the castle grounds incl. castle chapel

13:30 | 16:45

The tour begins with a visit to the castle chapel. This is followed by a historically oriented tour of the grounds with explanations of the architectural style and history of the castle. If necessary, the fireplace room in the castle or the dungeon in the outer bailey can also be visited as part of this tour.

  • Times: 1:30 and 4:45 pm
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Costs: free of charge
  • Registration not required
  • Meeting place: Castle chapel

Service at Raesfeld Castle

  • for groups
  • Gastronomy in the house
  • Park by the house
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Top photo spot

More info

  • Free parking is available at the Nature Park House.
  • Rental bikes and e-bike charging stations are available.
  • The restaurants at the Schlossfreiheit offer culinary delights.
  • Beautiful hiking trails lead through the historic Tiergarten.
  • The castle is on the 100 Castles Route and the new Hohe Mark Cycle Route.
  • The tourist information office in the nearby nature park house Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld, Tiergarten 1, is open. There is a free rally through the zoo for children on request.
  • Accessibility: A barrier-free cultural experience trail leads around the castle. A barrier-free map is available at the Tourist Information Office in the Nature Park House. As part of the Hohe Mark Cycle Route, there is also an audio experience at the castle, which can be accessed online via the cycle route homepage.


  • Raesfeld Castle
  • Freedom 25-27
  • 46348 Raesfeld
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