The former knight's estate is located on the edge of the Oelder district of Stromberg in the Warendorf district. Far away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it rests comfortably between meadow orchards and fragrant fields. The best way to reach the cultural estate is by bicycle - enjoy the deceleration and immerse yourself in this oasis of literature and tranquillity with a picnic area for dreaming under the trees.
The history of this old moated castle dates back to the 14th century: the "gud te Nuttbeke" is first mentioned in a document dated 23 April 1366. From the 15th century onwards, the estate was owned by the noble family von Oer. With them, Nottbeck experienced a 300-year period of prosperity. Around 1800, the manor house in particular underwent significant changes: The impressive classicist manor house was built, which today houses the Museum of Westphalian Literature.
The estate really came into the limelight at the beginning of the 19th century when Haus Nottbeck became the official residence of Clemens Wenzelaus von Oer, district administrator of the then Beckum district. His sons made a national reputation for themselves as artists - Maximilian Josef von Oer as a writer and Theobald von Oer as a visual artist. Some particularly impressive works by the latter can be admired in the nearby Liesborn Abbey Museum.
The last owner bequeathed the old knight's seat to the district of Warendorf in 1987. After the use was unclear for a long time, the Museum of Westphalian Literature was opened in 2001. In the years that followed, the old walls were lovingly restored without interfering too much with the overall effect of the complex.
If you take the bridge over the moat - the Münsterland moat - you can already see the classicist manor house through the gate. Cross the spacious courtyard, let the entire complex take its effect on you and finally enter: Behind the rose-covered entrance door, the "Literatür" awaits you, taking you into the modern permanent exhibition of the Museum of Westphalian Literature. You shouldn't miss the museum's exciting temporary exhibitions. At the moment you can go on a journey of thought with Westphalian authors in the exhibition: Go East!
Cyclists can find their way to the cultural heritage on the 100 Castles Route. Close to Haus Nottbeck you can also discover the Liesborn Abbey Museum, take a detour to the Stromberg castle ruins or visit the impressive Rheda Castle.
An Feiertagen gelten die Öffnungszeiten der Sonntage.
The guests themselves decide what a visit to the cultural heritage of Haus Nottbeck is worth to them.
Audio guides for adults and children (with mini audio games through the museum): 2,00 € per person.
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