Pröbsting House in Borken | Place of interest in Münsterland
House Pröbsting in Borken
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Surrounded by water and forests
House Pröbsting

House Pröbsting

The magnificent former manor house Haus Pröbsting near Borken-Hoxfeld is today considered the oldest secular brick building in the Münsterland region. Since the beginning, the listed property surrounded by moats has stood for refuge, healing and mercy.

A look at history

The building was named after the Probsteigut of the Vreden monastery in 1221, which was the property of a member of the von Gemen family. In the middle of the 14th century, he had the manor extended by the imposing manor house. In the 18th century, the estate was enlarged with wider moats, an outer castle with a gatehouse and a corner pavilion. This was followed by rapid changes of ownership, but their claims never lasted, so that the estate was characterised by vacancy and decay.

In the meantime already used as a nursing home, the good spirit of the knight's house was maintained. In 1986, the estate was restored in cooperation with the heritage authorities. At the turn of the millennium, the Schlossklinik Pröbsting established its headquarters here.

Münsterland in detail | Haus Pröbsting

The poet Ilse von Stach saw the light of day at Haus Pröbsting in 1879 and wrote moving lines about her life on the manor in her novel "Haus Elferding". At that time, she also wrote stories about a "white woman" who once haunted the house at midnight with her parasol.

Listening Journey | Haus Pröbsting

A historic property that is now both a private clinic and a monument. The former knight's manor, situated on the popular Pröbstingsee lake near Borken, is today considered the oldest secular brick building in the Münsterland region. But only on rare occasions can you take a look inside. Go on a historical search with Susanne Lansing: here comes an unusual audio journey through the clinic.

Map | House Pröbsting

  • Outdoor
  • Park at the house
  • 100 Castles Route
  • private estate

House Pröbsting

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.01. to 31.12.
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4 Tips for the Pröbsting House

  • More of the same: combine your excursion with a walk to the wonderfully idyllic Pröbstingsee recreation area just outside the city. Enjoy the view of the lake from the beautiful beer garden.
  • To follow in the footsteps of past knightly times, head to Gemen Castle. The historic moated castle is considered the jewel of the town.
  • If you are looking for cooling off and wellness, visit the Aquarius leisure pool with its saunas and gardens.
  • The"Pure Nature" cycle tour combines historical treasures with beautiful landscapes over 54 km.

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I am a green castle

My castle grounds are open to the public. With my nearby green spaces or forests, I offer you a great nature experience.

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