Bentheim Castle
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Bentheim Castle

Bentheim Castle

Bentheim Castle is one of the most beautiful excursion destinations in Münsterland. The mighty castle towers over Bad Bentheim in the very north of the region. The first mentions of the castle can be traced back to the year 1050. Various armed conflicts shaped the history of the castle in the years that followed. Around 1160, the castle walls, the tower of St Catherine's Church and the powder tower were built. Many areas still show the medieval face of the castle today.

A tour through history

A tour of Bentheim Castle should begin at the castle park. The view over the beautiful flowerbeds to the imposing castle is fascinating. From the sandstone museum, visitors walk up a steep alley to the battery tower. Only a few metres further is the entrance to visit the upper castle. Visitors are rewarded with unique views of the Münsterland region, Bad Bentheim and the castle grounds.

View of the interior of Kronenburg Castle

In the Kronenburg, Bentheim Castle allows a look inside. The knights' hall, a bedchamber and the library display various exhibits from the history of the castle and its inhabitants. Here you can experience history at first hand.

Bentheim Castle under the magnifying glass

  • A tour of the exterior is possible at any time. A path leads completely around the castle.
  • A tour of the interior is possible during opening hours and as part of a guided tour.
Important note
  • Bentheim Castle is open to visitors again.
  • All areas of the castle are accessible.
  • Masks are compulsory in the ticket office area and in the castle buildings.
  • Guided tours cannot be offered at present.

Entrance fees Bentheim Castle

  • normal, adults:
    5,00 €
  • reduced, in conjunction with a guided tour of the castle:
    4,50 €
  • reduced, groups from 15 persons:
    4,50 €
  • reduced, youth (6-14) years:
    3,50 €
  • Children, under 6 years:
    0,00 €

Prices for public tours

  • normal, all:
    2,50 €

Price plus entrance fee to the castle

Duration of the tour: approx. 90 minutes

Dates throughout the year:

  • Saturday: 14:00
  • Sunday and public holiday: 11:00 a.m.

Additional dates from March to October

  • Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday: 14:00 (Dutch)


Prices for group tours

  • normal, group up to 25 persons:
    39,00 €
  • Price per group plus entrance fee to the castle per person.
  • Duration: approx. 90 minutes
  • Dates: individually by arrangement

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