Lüdinghausen Castle | Sightseeing at the Castle
Lüdinghausen Castle
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A castle with surprises
Lüdinghausen Castle

Lüdinghausen Castle

In the "town of water castles" of Lüdinghausen, it is considered the oldest: Lüdinghausen Castle. Surrounded by a magnificent park, which once formed the castle's fortification system, it lies in the heart of the town, right next to the town hall, and is today known as the "castle of the citizens", especially by the people of Lüdinghausen.

Typical Renaissance castle

Built in the 12th century by members of the von Lüdinghausen dynasty, the castle later came into the possession of the Bishop of Münster or the cathedral chapter. In the second half of the 16th century, Canon Gottfried von Raesfeld rebuilt the complex into a typical Renaissance castle - with elaborately decorated window gables and a magnificent coat of arms plaque in the inner courtyard of the castle complex. In the 19th century, the castle initially passed into the hands of the Prussians before becoming private property.

Lüdinghausen Castle was put to a special change of use on 20 October 1869: the new school for farmers - the "Theoretische Ackerbauschule" (Theoretical Farming School) - opened in the castle, which was popularly known as the "Bauernuniversität" (Farmers' University). This legacy is still commemorated today by the portrait of Baron Burghard von Schorlemer-Alt in the castle's ballroom. In 1879, the town of Lüdinghausen bought the castle and gradually restored it.

Concerts and art exhibitions

Today, the rooms of Lüdinghausen Castle are available as a socio-cultural centre for very different purposes, including cultural events such as concerts and art exhibitions. A walk around the moat and through the nearby Parc de Taverny is highly recommended.

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The Lüdinghausen Pannero The Lüdinghausen Pannero
© Lüdinghausen Marketing e.V.
A cardinal and the culinary arts

As the Pope's envoy, Cardinal Fabio Chigi took part in the negotiations for the Peace of Westphalia in 1648. On his way through, he stopped off in Lüdinghausen. The noble guest with a pampered Italian palate was served a typical Lüdinghausen speciality: pepper pot roast. This did not seem to enthuse the envoy very much. When he returned to Lüdinghausen after the negotiations and - spoiled by the weather in Münster and the local cuisine - was again served the hated pumpernickel, the Sienese was furious. He is said to have shouted that he would not serve this food to peasants or beggars.

To make up for this, the Ricordo wine house has now, with some delay, developed the "Pannero". A "Panforte" (sweet Italian pastry), which should taste good even to the most spoilt palate and should subsequently reconcile with the pumpernickel. A bust of Chigi near the castle commemorates the famous guest. Pfefferpotthast and Pannero are a must during your visit to Lüdinghausen.

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Service & Info

  • Guided tours
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Park by the house
  • for groups

Opening hours

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.04. to 30.09.
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    11:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr

Eine Außenbesichtigung ist auch außerhalb der Öffnungszeiten möglich.

Admission

  • Adults:
    0,00 €

Once a month from April to October, the Friends of the Castle offer a free guided tour of the castle at 3 pm.

Properties
Types
7 Matches.
Feb
04
Sat
Open city tour
04.02.2023, 14:30 04.02.2023, 16:00
Lüdinghausen, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Lüdinghausen Marketing e.V.
guided tour

Lüdinghausen Marketing offers an open guided tour of the town on the first Saturday of every month. The tour starts at 2.30 pm at Lüdinghaus. Let us take you on a journey through the history and stories of the town of Lüdinghausen.

Time
04.02.2023, 14:30 04.02.2023, 16:00
Location
Opening hours
Öffnungszeiten vom 07.05.2022 to 07.05.2022
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    closed
  • Saturday
    14:30 Uhr bis 16:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    closed
Prices
Offene Stadtführung
  • ermäßigt (Kinder): 4.5
  • Erwachsene: 6
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Feb
05
So
Nature Stories - Botany and Art in Dialogue Special exhibition at Vischering Castle
05.02.2023, 17:00 04.06.2023, 18:00
Vischering Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Kreis Coesfeld
Exhibition
guided tour

Nature and culture - two terms that stand in a special relationship of tension and have been constantly renegotiated over the course of time. Today, the pair of terms is more relevant than ever and omnipresent in the media, everyday life and art. The current special exhibition takes visitors on a journey through time and discusses perspectives on nature and culture from the 18th century to the present day.

Contemporary positions by the artists Maike Denker, Judith Kaminski, Alem Kolbus, Julia Löffler and Heike Negenborn deal with landscape construction, the appropriation of nature, the significance of houseplants and human traces in nature. This is contrasted with a historical perspective that looks at the life of the botanist Franz Wernekinck, who was born at Burg Vischering in the 18th century and devoted himself to floristic explorations and botanical teaching in Westphalia.

Time
05.02.2023, 17:00 04.06.2023, 18:00
Location
Opening hours
Opening hours
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    10:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    10:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    10:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    10:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    10:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    10:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
Prices
Eintritt
  • ermäßigt: 2
  • Erwachsene: 3.5
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Feb
05
So
Vernissage "Nature Stories - Botany and Art in Dialogue" Special exhibition Vischering Castle
05.02.2023, 17:00 05.02.2023, ca.20:00
Vischering Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Kreis Coesfeld
Exhibition
Party
Art

Nature and culture - two terms that stand in a special relationship of tension and have been constantly renegotiated over the course of time. Today, the pair of terms is more relevant than ever and omnipresent in the media, everyday life and art. The current special exhibition takes visitors on a journey through time and discusses perspectives on nature and culture from the 18th century to the present day.


Contemporary positions by the artists Maike Denker, Judith Kaminski, Alem Kolbus, Julia Löffler and Heike Negenborn deal with landscape construction, the appropriation of nature, the significance of houseplants and human traces in nature. This is contrasted with a historical perspective that looks at the life of the botanist Franz Wernekinck, who was born at Burg Vischering in the 18th century and devoted himself to floristic explorations and botanical teaching in Westphalia.


The district of Coesfeld cordially invites you to the festive opening of the exhibition on 5 February at 5 pm.

Time
05.02.2023, 17:00 05.02.2023, ca.20:00
Location
Opening hours
Opening hours
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    closed
  • Saturday
    closed
  • Sunday
    17:00 Uhr bis 20:00 Uhr
Prices
kostenloser Eintritt

Der Eintritt zur Ausstellungseröffnung ist kostenlos


  • Eintritt frei: 0
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Feb
10
Fri
Open night watchman tour
10.02.2023, 20:00 10.02.2023, 22:00
Lüdinghausen, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Lüdinghausen Marketing e.V.
guided tour
The night watchman takes his guests on a journey into the city's past, with many anecdotes to tell. The night watchman tour always takes place on the second Friday of the month. The tour starts at 8 pm at Lüdinghaus (Tourist Information).
Time
10.02.2023, 20:00 10.02.2023, 22:00
Location
Prices
Offene Nachtwächterführung
  • ermäßigt: 8
  • Erwachsene: 10
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Feb
12
So
Come to the castle Grandparents' and Grandchildren's Day at Vischering Castle
12.02.2023, 14:00 12.02.2023, 16:30
Vischering Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Kreis Coesfeld
Exhibition
Workshop

On this afternoon, grandparents and their grandchildren have the opportunity to explore Vischering Castle with a guided tour suitable for children. Afterwards, there will be a cosy get-together with coffee and cake and various games and handicrafts. A reading session in the knights' tent will give you a particularly adventurous feeling of knights and castles. Of course, the transformation into a real knight or damsel should not be missing on such a day, so the children and adults can dress up to their heart's content. To make sure that this successful afternoon is not forgotten so quickly, the grandparents can of course take photos of the little knights and damsels. Don't forget your mobile phone or camera!

Time
12.02.2023, 14:00 12.02.2023, 16:30
Location
Opening hours
Opening hours
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    closed
  • Saturday
    closed
  • Sunday
    14:00 Uhr bis 16:30 Uhr
Prices
Eintritt
  • normal: 9
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Places of interest around Lüdinghausen Castle

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The evening market at Lüdinghausen Castle The evening market at Lüdinghausen Castle
© Stephanie Hainke
We tested the evening market at the castle for you

From April to October, the evening market is held in the courtyard of Lüdinghausen Castle on the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month from 4 to 8 pm. Here you can expect delicious snacks, French specialities and a selection of drinks. In addition, the "Friends of Lüdinghausen Castle" have a wealth of information ready and offer interested guests insights behind the centuries-old facades. Guest blogger Stephanie Hainke reveals what a visit to the evening market can look like on our MünsterlandBlog.

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