Take part in a bike tour through the northern Münsterland region on the Castles and Palaces Day. The start of the guided bike tour is in Wettringen at the town hall.
The cycle tour takes you through the region's parkland to Asbeck Abbey and, with a short break in Eggerode at the Gnadenkirche, to Steinfurt Castle.
Asbeck Abbey, founded in the 12th century, was initially a double monastery of the Premonstratensians. Later it became a pure nunnery, before it was converted into a ladies' convent in the 16th century. The institution existed until 1805.
Steinfurt Castle, one of the oldest, most powerful and most beautiful moated castles in Münsterland, was destroyed and rebuilt and extended several times over the course of time and today still displays multifaceted elements from the Romanesque, Rococo and Classicist periods. Because the landscape had neither high mountains nor rugged cliffs, the builders of the time had wide moats and artificial islands constructed on which they built their fortress.