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Hovestadt Castle in Lippe Valley
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Great architecture in the valley of the Lippe
Hovestadt Castle

Hovestadt Castle

In the very south of Münsterland in the valley of the river Lippe lies a true treasure of the region. Hovestadt Castle with its wonderful baroque park is always worth a stop. Hovestadt Castle stands imposingly in the middle of a well-tended park, which is a real eye-catcher even for Münsterland.
The archbishops of Cologne had built fortifications in many places along the Lippe to secure their borders, including Hovestadt. In 1152, Dietrich von Hovestadt is mentioned for the first time in the documents with a permanent residence.

From a knight's castle to a family seat

Hovestadt Castle was first mentioned in a document in 1292. Because of its strategically favourable location at the Lippe crossing, it was destroyed several times in the Middle Ages, but always rebuilt. Today's moated castle with main castle was built between 1563 and 1572 by Laurenz von Brachum. The baroque outer castle complex was designed by Johann Conrad Schlaun. The Counts of Plettenberg have owned the castle since 1710. They have inhabited it since 1733.

"New" historic baroque park

The baroque garden dates from the 18th century and was opened to the public in 1997 after restoration. During the restoration, great attention was paid to the historical structures of the baroque park.
Furthermore, a visit to the pilgrimage basilica of St. Ida in Herzfeld and the moated castle of Haus Assen are worthwhile. If you want to explore the area by bike, you can cycle from Hovestadt Castle on the 100 Castles Route as well as on the Roman-Lippe Route further into the expanses of the Münsterland.

Tour information

  • Hovestadt Castle is privately owned and cannot be visited.
  • The park is freely accessible daily during opening hours.
  • Guided tours of the castle chapel and the castle park are available on request.

Map | Hovestadt Castle

Service & Offers

  • 100 Castles Route
  • Park at the house
  • Outdoor
  • Spring
  • Autumn
  • Summer
  • private estate

Hovestadt Castle

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.01. to 31.12.
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    closed
  • Saturday
    closed
  • Sunday
    closed
  • Das Schloss selbst kann nicht besichtigt werden.
  • Der Schlossgarten kann derzeit nur im Rahmen einer Führung mit einer Gästeführerin oder einem Gästeführer der Gemeinde Lippetal besichtigt werden.

Events at Hovestadt Castle

Properties
Types
6 Matches.
Mar
11
Sat
Play "There's a train going somewhere"
11.03.2023, 19:00 11.03.2023, 22:00
Albertus Hall Hovestadt, Lippetal-Hovestadt
Stage

Is the train coming or not?

This uncertainty of many train travellers is also not unknown to the members of the Lippetal theatre group. Can we play or not? This question has accompanied them for two years now and whether it can finally be answered with a "yes" again next year remains to be seen. However, rehearsals have resumed and they are making use of their own experience of having to wait and see. The comedy "Es fährt kein Zug nach-Irgendwo" (There's no train to anywhere) by Winnie Abel takes the audience into the everyday madness of Deutsche Bahn, with unexpected train cancellations, interesting information policy and more or less lovable fellow passengers, who you just can't choose. Due to delays in the operational process, it will not be possible to provide information on when the train will run (or not) and where tickets can be purchased until the disruption has been rectified. We apologise for this and hope to welcome you soon on the train to somewhere of the Lippetal Theatre Group.

Time
11.03.2023, 19:00 11.03.2023, 22:00
Location
Prices
Eintritt
  • normal (Nachmittagsveranstaltung): 8
  • Erwachsene (Abendveranstaltung): 10
further information less information
Mar
12
So
Play "There's a train going somewhere"
12.03.2023, 16:00 12.03.2023, 19:00
Albertus Hall Hovestadt, Lippetal-Hovestadt
Stage

Is the train coming or not?

This uncertainty of many train travellers is also not unknown to the members of the Lippetal theatre group. Can we play or not? This question has accompanied them for two years now and whether it can finally be answered with a "yes" again next year remains to be seen. However, rehearsals have resumed and they are making use of their own experience of having to wait and see. The comedy "Es fährt kein Zug nach-Irgendwo" (There's no train to anywhere) by Winnie Abel takes the audience into the everyday madness of Deutsche Bahn, with unexpected train cancellations, interesting information policy and more or less lovable fellow passengers, who you just can't choose. Due to delays in the operational process, it will not be possible to provide information on when the train will run (or not) and where tickets can be purchased until the disruption has been rectified. We apologise for this and hope to welcome you soon on the train to somewhere of the Lippetal Theatre Group.

Time
12.03.2023, 16:00 12.03.2023, 19:00
Location
Prices
Eintritt
  • normal (Nachmittagsveranstaltung): 8
  • Erwachsene (Abendveranstaltung): 10
further information less information
Mar
18
Sat
Play "There's a train going somewhere"
18.03.2023, 19:00 18.03.2023, 22:00
Albertus Hall Hovestadt, Lippetal-Hovestadt
Stage

Is the train coming or not?

This uncertainty of many train travellers is also not unknown to the members of the Lippetal theatre group. Can we play or not? This question has accompanied them for two years now and whether it can finally be answered with a "yes" again next year remains to be seen. However, rehearsals have resumed and they are making use of their own experience of having to wait and see. The comedy "Es fährt kein Zug nach-Irgendwo" (There's no train to anywhere) by Winnie Abel takes the audience into the everyday madness of Deutsche Bahn, with unexpected train cancellations, interesting information policy and more or less lovable fellow passengers, who you just can't choose. Due to delays in the operational process, it will not be possible to provide information on when the train will run (or not) and where tickets can be purchased until the disruption has been rectified. We apologise for this and hope to welcome you soon on the train to somewhere of the Lippetal Theatre Group.

Time
18.03.2023, 19:00 18.03.2023, 22:00
Location
Prices
Eintritt
  • normal (Nachmittagsveranstaltung): 8
  • Erwachsene (Abendveranstaltung): 10
further information less information
Mar
19
So
Play "There's a train going somewhere"
19.03.2023, 18:00 19.03.2023, 21:00
Albertus Hall Hovestadt, Lippetal-Hovestadt
Stage

Is the train coming or not?

This uncertainty of many train travellers is also not unknown to the members of the Lippetal theatre group. Can we play or not? This question has accompanied them for two years now and whether it can finally be answered with a "yes" again next year remains to be seen. However, rehearsals have resumed and they are making use of their own experience of having to wait and see. The comedy "Es fährt kein Zug nach-Irgendwo" (There's no train to anywhere) by Winnie Abel takes the audience into the everyday madness of Deutsche Bahn, with unexpected train cancellations, interesting information policy and more or less lovable fellow passengers, who you just can't choose. Due to delays in the operational process, it will not be possible to provide information on when the train will run (or not) and where tickets can be purchased until the disruption has been rectified. We apologise for this and hope to welcome you soon on the train to somewhere of the Lippetal Theatre Group.

Time
19.03.2023, 18:00 19.03.2023, 21:00
Location
Prices
Eintritt
  • normal (Nachmittagsveranstaltung): 8
  • Erwachsene (Abendveranstaltung): 10
further information less information
Mar
25
Sat
Play "There's a train going somewhere"
25.03.2023, 19:00 25.03.2023, ca.22:00
Albertus Hall Hovestadt, Lippetal-Hovestadt
Stage

Is the train coming or not?

This uncertainty of many train travellers is also not unknown to the members of the Lippetal theatre group. Can we play or not? This question has accompanied them for two years now and whether it can finally be answered with a "yes" again next year remains to be seen. However, rehearsals have resumed and they are making use of their own experience of having to wait and see. The comedy "Es fährt kein Zug nach-Irgendwo" (There's no train to anywhere) by Winnie Abel takes the audience into the everyday madness of Deutsche Bahn, with unexpected train cancellations, interesting information policy and more or less lovable fellow passengers, who you just can't choose. Due to delays in the operational process, it will not be possible to provide information on when the train will run (or not) and where tickets can be purchased until the disruption has been rectified. We apologise for this and hope to welcome you soon on the train to somewhere of the Lippetal Theatre Group.

Time
25.03.2023, 19:00 25.03.2023, ca.22:00
Location
Prices
Eintritt
  • normal (Nachmittagsveranstaltung): 8
  • Erwachsene (Abendveranstaltung): 10
further information less information
Mar
26
So
Play "There's a train going somewhere"
26.03.2023, 18:00 26.03.2023, ca.21:00
Albertus Hall Hovestadt, Lippetal-Hovestadt
Stage

Is the train coming or not?

This uncertainty of many train travellers is also not unknown to the members of the Lippetal theatre group. Can we play or not? This question has accompanied them for two years now and whether it can finally be answered with a "yes" again next year remains to be seen. However, rehearsals have resumed and they are making use of their own experience of having to wait and see. The comedy "Es fährt kein Zug nach-Irgendwo" (There's no train to anywhere) by Winnie Abel takes the audience into the everyday madness of Deutsche Bahn, with unexpected train cancellations, interesting information policy and more or less lovable fellow passengers, who you just can't choose. Due to delays in the operational process, it will not be possible to provide information on when the train will run (or not) and where tickets can be purchased until the disruption has been rectified. We apologise for this and hope to welcome you soon on the train to somewhere of the Lippetal Theatre Group.

Time
26.03.2023, 18:00 26.03.2023, ca.21:00
Location
Prices
Eintritt
  • normal (Nachmittagsveranstaltung): 8
  • Erwachsene (Abendveranstaltung): 10
further information less information
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