The most beautiful castles and palaces in Münsterland
Schloss Nordkirchen
© Münsterland e.V. / Christoph Steinweg
Picturesque beauties
Castles and fortresses

Palaces and castles 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:

Lüdinghausen Castle on the 100 Castles Route Lüdinghausen Castle on the 100 Castles Route
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
On the trail of great architecture
100 Castles Route
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Listening tours castles and palaces

Experience the Münsterland from afar: Now it's possible with these audio tours of the region's castles and palaces. Get first-hand background information and learn more about the history of the beautiful buildings. Send your ears on a tour of discovery now!

Listening tours of castles and palaces Listening tours of castles and palaces
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting/Anja Tiwisina
A treat for the ears
Listening tours
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Castle products from the Münsterland Collection

You have fallen in love with the castles of the region and want to take a souvenir home with you? Or perhaps you would like to give it to your loved ones as a gift? In the Münsterland collection you will find products with a castle theme: be it the "Gräftenwasser" or the colouring book, the postcards and the puzzle with castle motifs.

Give away a Münsterland product Give away a Münsterland product
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