The picturesque Rittergut Heerfeld in Wadersloh is a true medieval gem: idyllically and wonderfully quietly situated on the edge of the Lippeaue nature reserve, it has developed over its long history into a jewel of the southern Münsterland.
The estate, which has been classified as a first-rate monument, has only been open to the public for a few years - but only on request and for selected events. For example, interested visitors can discover the huge garden with its impressive sculptures and be enchanted by the Gräftenhof with its striking red and yellow shutters as part of the Münsterland Castles and Palaces Day. A stop on your bike tour on the 100 castles route is definitely worthwhile.
A visit to the Rittergut Heerfeld is always a journey into the past. The manor, first documented in 1194, was in the hands of the brothers Albertus and Arnoldus de Hervelde and was a free noble manor until modern times. Since the 18th century, the estate has been occupied by various tenant families. It was not until 1997 that the now neglected estate passed into private ownership - and was then extensively restored with great passion by the new owners. Great importance is attached to the preservation of the historical substance. Even today, the tracks of old carts can be seen in the pavement.