Schloss Nordkirchen
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Castles and fortresses

Castles and palaces in the Münsterland

The highlights of the region

The castles and palaces are the treasures of Münsterland. In hardly any other region are there more beautiful witnesses to great architecture than in Münsterland. Imposing moated castles and romantic fortresses delight visitors and immerse you in times gone by. The castles and palaces in Münsterland are perfectly accessible by bike. The 100 Castles Route connects the most interesting historical buildings on four circular routes.

Map | Castles and Palaces in Münsterland

In Münsterland, more than 100 palaces, castles, monasteries and manor houses adorn the gentle park landscape. To help you plan your visit, we have divided the historical buildings into four categories. The highlight castles and palaces in Münsterland belong to the yellow category.

Other castles: worth seeing, close to nature, private

In order not to lose track of the many large and small gems, we have divided our castles and palaces into four categories for you. In addition to the highlights (yellow), the region also has some worth seeing (orange), some that are close to nature (green) and some that are private (blue). Find out more about the properties here:

100 Castles Route - Westerwinkel Castle 100 Castles Route - Westerwinkel Castle
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100 Castles Route
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