The castle is located in the heart of the city, only a few metres from the popular pedestrian zone and gives Ahaus a special charm. This makes the castle not only the town's landmark, but also its focal point.
Ahaus Castle is the former hunting residence of the Prince-Bishops of Münster in Ahaus. As early as the beginning of the 11th century, a castle stood on the site of today's Baroque building, which belonged to the noble lords of Ahaus and passed into the possession of the prince bishop of Münster in 1406.
Between 1688 and 1695, the Capuchin monk Ambrosius von Oelde built the hunting lodge by order of the prince-bishop Friedrich Christian von Plettenberg. From 1765 to 1767, the Baroque master builder Johann Conrad Schlaun added a central risalit with a large flight of steps to the garden front after the destruction in the Seven Years' War.
In the 19th century, the castle housed a tobacco factory, among other things. In 1945 it was hit by a bombing raid and burnt out completely. The baroque furnishings of the rooms, which had been preserved until then, were lost. The district of Ahaus bought the ruins and had them rebuilt. Today the castle is owned by the district of Borken and houses the Ahaus Technical Academy. The school museum is directly attached to Ahaus Castle.
Here you will find the current events at Schloss Ahaus in the coming months. The castle concerts are a great experience for every culture lover. You can also increase the radius in the search to see more events in Ahaus and the surrounding area.