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 a landmark of the town, but also its centre.
Directly attached to Ahaus Castle is the school museum. The gatehouse museum is also worth seeing. In addition to everyday objects, it displays luxury items from prince-bishops' possessions as well as evidence from Ahaus factories in changing exhibitions. Medieval and modern life in Ahaus is characterised by an exciting interaction, which can be seen in many ways in the exhibition.
Another highlight is the castle concerts that have been held in the Fürstensaal since 1952. They have carried the name of Ahaus far into the country.
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 district court of Ahaus is located directly next door. As the most important monument in the town of Ahaus, the castle is also the centre of cultural life.
Would you like to learn more about the castle? Dr. Volker Tschuschke, the district's municipal historian, takes you on an exciting audio journey through history and tells you captivating anecdotes from castle life in days gone by: exhilarating baroque festivals, princely concerts and contemporary theatre. Schloss Ahaus was a real bon vivant!
Eine Innenbesichtigung von Schloss Ahaus ist nur nach Absprache mit der örtlichen Tourist-Information möglich.
A tour of the outdoor facilities is free of charge.
"Roll Over Beethoven", "Don't Bring Me Down", "Telephone Line" or "Sweet Talking Woman" - the classic rock songs of the Electric Light Orchestra are timeless earworms.
Be there now when Philipp Bates, singer and guitarist of the Electric Light Orchestra Part II, brings these unforgettable world hits back to the stage in a unique sound experience.
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