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Anholt moated castle

Anholt moated castle

Wasserburg Anholt in Isselburg is certainly one of the most impressive castle complexes in Westphalia. Directly adjacent to Anholt moated castle is the magnificent castle park, Anholt Switzerland, which is well worth seeing, with a replica of Lake Lucerne and various animal enclosures, as well as a golf course. You should not miss a short trip across the border. It is only a few kilometres to Dinxperlo in the Netherlands.

An impressive history - The Princes of Salm-Salm

As early as the 12th century, there was a fortified castle to protect the bishopric of Utrecht. In 1169, a lord of Sulen "en Anholt" was mentioned for the first time as a feudal lord of the Utrecht bishop Gottfried von Rhenen.
However, the feudal relationship lasted only until the early 13th century, when Anholt Castle became an imperial possession. The castle fell to the lords of Bronkhorst-Batenburg, later to the lords of Salm and Salm-Salm. The noble family even had the right to produce their own money.
The mighty tower from the 12th century is still a characteristic feature of Anholt moated castle today. Built on oak piles, a lattice of wood and with a stone foundation, it was erected in the 14th century and later expanded as a Baroque residence. Anholt Castle has been the residence of the Princes of Salm-Salm since 1647. Today it is still one of the few castles in North Rhine-Westphalia that is privately owned. Today, the moated castle houses a romantic hotel and a museum that is well worth seeing.

Due to its location in the triangle of Münsterland, the Lower Rhine and the Netherlands, cyclists have literally unlimited possibilities here. A cycling tour through the 3 regions is just as worthwhile as a tour on the 100 castles route.

Current information on Anholt moated castle

Caution: Construction site!

The moated castle is currently being modernised. In the coming weeks, further construction work will take place in the area of the parking spaces and the driveway. We apologise for any restrictions in appearance and accessibility.

The castle park will open its doors again on 1 August. The hotel and its catering facilities will also be open.

The museum will remain closed until spring 2021.

Tour information

  • The residence of the Prince of Salm with its art collections is expected to remain closed until summer 2022!
  • The parks of Wasserburg Anholt are accessible during the opening hours indicated.
  • Admission to the park is compulsory.

The best experiences at Anholt moated castle

Map | Anholt moated castle

Service & Offers

  • Guided tours
  • Gastronomy in the house
  • Museum in the house
  • Overnight stay possible
  • 100 Castles Route
  • Park at the house
  • Indoor
  • private estate

Anholt moated castle

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.04. to 01.11.
  • Monday
    10:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Tuesday
    10:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    10:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    10:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    10:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    10:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    10:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Die Parkkasse ist besetzt in der Zeit von 10.30 - 16.30 Uhr. Tickets sind außerdem erhältlich über die Rezeption des Parkhotels in der Vorburg sowie im Onlineshop auf der Webseite wasserburg-anholt.de


  • Der Wohnsitz des Fürsten zu Salm mit seinen Kunstsammlungen, die nur im Rahmen einer kostenpflichtigen Führung zu besichtigen sind,  bleibt voraussichtlich noch bis zum Sommer 2022 für Besucher geschlossen. 
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The historic green spaces of Anholt moated castle Park tour for garden and nature lovers
17.07.2022, 14:00 17.07.2022, ca.15:30
Anholt moated castle, Isselburg
guided tour

The entertaining park walk leads around the imposing backdrop of the Anholt moated castle. In addition to the presentation of the Baroque garden sections, which are documented as early as the 17th century, the English landscape park from the 19th century is also part of the tour. Visitors will learn all kinds of interesting facts about the history and special features of the 35-hectare castle park.

The cost is €10.00 p. p.; unfortunately it is not possible to take dogs on the tour; max. 15 participants per tour.

Registration / Information under: Tel.: 02874 / 900 89 - 50 or e-mail: touristik@wasserburg-anholt.de

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17.07.2022, 14:00 17.07.2022, ca.15:30
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  • normal (pro Person): 10
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Aug
07
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The historic green spaces of Anholt moated castle Park tour for garden and nature lovers
07.08.2022, 14:00 07.08.2022, ca.15:30
Anholt moated castle, Isselburg
guided tour

The entertaining park walk leads around the imposing backdrop of the Anholt moated castle. In addition to the presentation of the Baroque garden sections, which are documented as early as the 17th century, the English landscape park from the 19th century is also part of the tour. Visitors will learn all kinds of interesting facts about the history and special features of the 35-hectare castle park.

The cost is €10.00 p. p.; unfortunately it is not possible to take dogs on the tour; max. 15 participants per tour.

Registration / Information under: Tel.: 02874 / 900 89 - 50 or e-mail: touristik@wasserburg-anholt.de

Time
07.08.2022, 14:00 07.08.2022, ca.15:30
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Prices
Preis Führung
  • normal (pro Person): 10
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Aug
21
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The historic green spaces of Anholt moated castle Park tour for garden and nature lovers
21.08.2022, 14:00 21.08.2022, ca.15:30
Anholt moated castle, Isselburg
guided tour

The entertaining park walk leads around the imposing backdrop of the Anholt moated castle. In addition to the presentation of the Baroque garden sections, which are documented as early as the 17th century, the English landscape park from the 19th century is also part of the tour. Visitors will learn all kinds of interesting facts about the history and special features of the 35-hectare castle park.

The cost is €10.00 p. p.; unfortunately it is not possible to take dogs on the tour; max. 15 participants per tour.

Registration / Information under: Tel.: 02874 / 900 89 - 50 or e-mail: touristik@wasserburg-anholt.de

Time
21.08.2022, 14:00 21.08.2022, ca.15:30
Location
Prices
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  • normal (pro Person): 10
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Sep
04
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The historic green spaces of Anholt moated castle Park tour for garden and nature lovers
04.09.2022), ca.14:00 04.09.2022, ca.15:30
Anholt moated castle, Isselburg
guided tour

The entertaining park walk leads around the imposing backdrop of the Anholt moated castle. In addition to the presentation of the Baroque garden sections, which are documented as early as the 17th century, the English landscape park from the 19th century is also part of the tour. Visitors will learn all kinds of interesting facts about the history and special features of the 35-hectare castle park.

The cost is €10.00 p. p.; unfortunately it is not possible to take dogs on the tour; max. 15 participants per tour.

Registration / Information under: Tel.: 02874 / 900 89 - 50 or e-mail: touristik@wasserburg-anholt.de

Time
04.09.2022), ca.14:00 04.09.2022, ca.15:30
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Prices
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  • normal: 10
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Sep
18
So
The historic green spaces of Anholt moated castle Park tour for garden and nature lovers
18.09.2022, 14:00 18.09.2022, ca.15:30
Anholt moated castle, Isselburg
guided tour

The entertaining park walk leads around the imposing backdrop of the Anholt moated castle. In addition to the presentation of the Baroque garden sections, which are documented as early as the 17th century, the English landscape park from the 19th century is also part of the tour. Visitors will learn all kinds of interesting facts about the history and special features of the 35-hectare castle park.

The cost is €10.00 p. p.; unfortunately it is not possible to take dogs on the tour; max. 15 participants per tour.

Registration / Information under: Tel.: 02874 / 900 89 - 50 or e-mail: touristik@wasserburg-anholt.de

Time
18.09.2022, 14:00 18.09.2022, ca.15:30
Location
Prices
Eintrittspreise
  • normal: 10
further information less information
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