Welbergen House in Ochtrup | Place of interest in Münsterland
Haus Welbergen in Ochtrup on the 100 Castles Route
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Beauty in the green
House Welbergen

House Welbergen

Haus Welbergen is perhaps one of the most beautiful secrets of the Münsterland. Although the moated castle is not as well known as some other castles in Westphalia, it is in no way inferior to them in terms of beauty and charm. Embedded in a small wooded area, Haus Welbergen is located about 5 kilometres from Ochtrup .

Cyclists can reach Haus Welbergen via the 100 castles route. Leave your bike for a few minutes, enjoy the peace and quiet in the park, linger on a bench in the beautiful garden and take advantage of the lovely paths around the historic building. It's worth it!

From the Gräftenhof to the Wasserburg

A Gräftenhof is mentioned for the first time in 1282 where Haus Welbergen now stands. The "Lords of Welleberghe" lived on the estate from 1298 to 1330. In the middle of the 16th century it was converted into a moated castle. The complex consists of an outer and a main castle and is surrounded by a ring of moats.

You enter the courtyard of the outer castle via a drawbridge, which is bordered by the gatehouse and the farm buildings and stables on one side and by a wall with round corner towers and a chapel on the other. In the middle of the inner courtyard of the castle complex is the small garden, which is nevertheless well worth seeing. It is worth a visit at any time of year, but especially when the roses are in bloom.
The castle changed hands several times over the centuries until it was sold to the banker Jordaan van Heek at the end of the 1920s. After the death of his widow Bertha Jordaan van Heek, Haus Welbergen and its extensive property passed into a foundation bearing the name of the founder Bertha Jordaan van Heek.

Haus Welbergen has a rich archive, the most valuable part of which is the correspondence from the circle of Baron von Fürstenberg and the Princess of Gallitzin. Today, Haus Welbergen is used for conferences, among other things.

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Service & Offers

  • Guided tours
  • Park at the house
  • 100 Castles Route
  • Outdoor
  • Admission free / free of charge
  • Duration: approx. 30 minutes
  • Top photo spot
  • Perennials / Roses
  • romantic building

House Welbergen

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

Öffnungszeiten gültig für die Gartenanlage am Haus Welbergen

Guided tours of Haus Welbergen

  • normal, adults:
    4,00 €
  • normal, children:
    3,00 €
  • Guided tours are only possible for groups by telephone reservation.
  • Generally no guided tours on Sundays and public holidays

Tour information

  • The garden is accessible at all times during the day.
  • The interior rooms can be visited as part of a guided tour.
  • Guided tours are available by appointment (except on Sundays and public holidays).
A great destination at any time of year - The Garden House Welbergen A great destination at any time of year - The Garden House Welbergen
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A secret behind high walls
Garden House Welbergen
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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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