On the "Droste Landscape: Poetry Trail" you follow in the footsteps of the famous writer and composer Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. The approximately seven-kilometre-long path connects Hülshoff Castle near Havixbeck with Haus Rüschhaus near Münster. She walked this path, which connects the two places where Annette lived at the time, a hundred times in the second half of her life.
What was life like at that time? What issues preoccupied her at that time? Who was she in contact with? The barrier-free outdoor museum gives you answers to these and many other questions. At eleven developed stations and ten digital stops on the poetry trail, the change in literature, everyday culture and nature through the centuries is traced. Drostes' texts, a film, pictures, music and audio pieces make the path an experience for almost all senses.
The Droste Landscape: Poetry Trail is an experience for the whole family. You can take a leisurely walk or explore it by bike. You decide the pace and the stops! In between, idyllic meadows and newly created rest areas invite you to picnic and linger.
Thanks to a map and poetry path signs on trees, pillars and other objects, you will stay on the right path. The map is available free of charge at Hülshoff Castle, at the Rüschhaus or online here. The Lyrikweg app contains additional virtual stops and interesting information. If you install the app on your mobile phone or tablet beforehand with a WLAN connection, it will also work without a mobile network. For better listening quality, the use of headphones is recommended.
Two books accompanying the exhibition are also available for purchase in the museum shops at Hülshoff Castle and Haus Rüschhaus. The walking book is available for 20 euros and the children's book "Annette, Querkus und die Wilden Worte" for 10 euros.