Vortlage House in Lengerich | Sight in Münsterland
Vortlage House in Lengerich
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Enchanted beauty
Vortlage House

Vortlage House

In the midst of Lengerich's unspoilt landscape lies, somewhat mysteriously and surrounded by moats, Haus Vortlage. For decades, the listed moated castle has been used for scientific and artistic purposes and serves as a cultural and educational centre for the foundation of the same name.

700 years of nobility

Haus Vortlage was founded in 1241 as a knight's estate. Until the 17th century it was owned by the noble family von Münster zu Vortlage. It then became the property of the von Blomberg family, who had the manor house on the main island and the Baroque bridge built. The half-timbered mill with weir, which still regulates the water level today, also dates from this time. It was not until the 19th century that the house was acquired by "bourgeois" merchants, the Kröner brothers. Further changes of ownership followed, until Line Kossolapow and Anneliese Manzmann, professors at the University of Münster, took over the property in 1987.

Map | House Vortlage

Service at Vortlage House

  • 100 Castles Route
  • Guided tours
  • Indoor
  • Museum in the house
  • Park at the house

Vortlage House

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.01. to 31.12.
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday


  • no entry possible:
    0,00 €

Admission only possible by prior arrangement. The grounds are not freely accessible.

Münsterland in detail | Vortlage House

Multifaceted with a clear goal

4 Tips for House Vortlage

  • The historic old town of Lengerich with its many small shops and restaurants invites you to shop and enjoy, and a walk through the multi-generation park is also worthwhile.
  • During a ride on the famous Teuto Express, you can take a breather in the steam locomotive and view the magnificent foothills of the Teutoburg Forest.
  • If you feel like going straight into nature, hike along the beautiful Teuto Loop "Canyon Blick".
  • We recommend that you travel by train. The train station in Lengerich is regularly served by trains from Düsseldorf, Münster and Osnabrück.

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