Diepenbrock House in Bocholt | Place of interest in Münsterland
Diepenbrock Castle in Bocholt
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Surrounded by green landscapes

House Diepenbrock

Diepenbrock Castle, also called Diepenbrock House, is a small, charming moated castle near Barlo, a district of Bocholt. The estate takes its name from the Westphalian expression for the impassable marshland that once surrounded it. For "diepen brock" means something like "deep break". Today, this in no way does justice to the beautiful house: a picturesque park with old trees worth seeing invites you to take relaxing walks through the beautiful nature. In the neighbouring café you can make yourself comfortable with coffee and cake and enjoy the view of a lake. On Sundays, the restaurant also offers a delicious brunch.

The Festscheune and the Remise can be rented for various festivities, e.g. a wedding. And those who want to stay here longer can stay in one of the 15 rooms in the neighbouring hotel. However, the castle itself is privately occupied and is not available for tours.

New splendour in historical garb

It was named after the noble Diepenbrock family, who received the property as a fief in 1326. From 1520 onwards, numerous structural extensions took place in conjunction with subsequent changes of ownership. The gatehouse, farm buildings and finally the baroque manor house with its own moat from the 18th century bear witness to splendid times. Extensive restorations and renovations by the current owners have revived the splendour of the castle. The interiors, some of which are centuries old, with furniture and architectural elements from the Rococo period, have also been preserved.

Listening Journey | House Diepenbrock

On this audio journey, learn more about the Tenhofen family, who have been able to call Diepenbrock House their own since the beginning of 2022. Indulge in childhood memories, ghost stories and myths that surround the castle.

Map | House Diepenbrock

  • 100 Castles Route
  • Outdoor
  • private estate
  • Bicycles
  • Gastronomy in the house
  • Dogs allowed
  • Sanitary facilities
  • barrier-free
  • Overnight stay possible

Diepenbrock Castle

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.01.2022 to 31.12.2022
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    09:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr
    14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    09:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr
    14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    09:00 Uhr bis 12:00 Uhr
    14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    09:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    09:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr

4 Tips for the Diepenbrock House

  • As the largest city in the district, Bocholt 's city centre offers many opportunities to stroll and enjoy. Tip: On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, fresh products from the region are offered at the market around the historic town hall.
  • If you are on your bike, explore other manor houses in the Münsterland region. Haus Efing, like many other impressive buildings of bygone days, lies directly on the 100 Castles Route. You can take a short break at the Aasee lake.
  • If you are interested in the culture and formative history of the town, take a trip to the LWL-Industriemuseum TextilWerk Bocholt. Here you can find out how work was done in a typical textile factory between 1900 and 1960.
  • The Bocholter Aa meanders like a blue ribbon through the western Münsterland. The gentle waters are perfect for a relaxing canoe trip through the green landscapes.

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