Picturesquely nestled in the surrounding Münsterland park landscape, Buldern moated castle in Dülmen invites you to explore and enjoy the beautiful nature along the proud Gräften. The light-coloured walls of the graceful estate shimmer magnificently through the centuries-old trees of the castle park and offer a wide variety of views of the now privately run educational institution.
Originally known in the 13th century as the castle of the knightly lords of Buldern, the moated castle went through numerous changes of ownership and structural extensions up to its present form. The von Buldern family occupied a house in the village before having the estate built on the ruins of the castle in the 16th century. Well-known Westphalian noble families such as the zu Kakesbecks, the von Lembecks and von Diepenbrocks subsequently called the castle their own. Since the 18th century, the estate has been in the hands of the von Rombergs, who gave the moated castle its present appearance by building the classicist manor house. The entire complex, including the farm buildings and park, was dedicated to research and teaching in the 20th century. After being the seat of the Max Planck Institute, the building has been used as a boarding school and private grammar school since 1985.
The best-known bearer of the castle's name is Baron Gisbert von Romberg II, to whom a novel, "der tolle Bomberg" by Josef Winkler, was dedicated in 1923. Known for his mischief and high spirits, he increasingly caused unscheduled railway stops near his castle. The railway administration relented and the smallest railway station in the Münsterland region was built in Buldern.
Das Schloss ist nur bedingt öffentlich zugänglich. Besichtigungen sind nur außerhalb der Schulzeiten und nach vorheriger Anmeldung möglich.
Buldern Castle cannot be visited.