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Lüdinghausen Castle
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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
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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.

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Jun
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Exhibition: Gan-Erdene Tsend - Reality is just an illusion
12.06.2022, 17:00 23.10.2022, 18:00
Vischering Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Kreis Coesfeld
Exhibition
Art

Gan-Erdene Tsend is one of the region's most important artists, known far beyond its borders. Burg Vischering is now dedicating a major solo exhibition to him in its 750th anniversary year.

Gan-Erdene Tsend spent his childhood in the sandy and stony landscapes near the Gobi Desert before moving to Münster to study art. His paintings transport us into a magical pictorial universe, shaped by Mongolian tradition and the reality of German life. They form a kaleidoscope of impressions from distant, deserted landscapes and contrasting urban backdrops. In these scenes, which are characterised by lightness, the people and animals, mostly depicted in rear view, seem detached from time and space. In keeping with the exhibition's title, Tsend knows better than anyone how to question the depiction of reality with self-evident lightness.

Time and again, his works feature the artifice of mirroring, with which he knows how to merge the visible, real world with that of imagination, fantasy and memory to form a fascinating unity.

In addition to new, large-format works, the unique exhibition also presents numerous private loans, which the artist himself sees as milestones in his artistic career.

The District of Coesfeld cordially invites you to the opening of the exhibition on Sunday, 12 June at 5 pm.

Time
12.06.2022, 17:00 23.10.2022, 18:00
Location
Opening hours
Öffnungszeiten vom 12.06.2022 to 23.10.2022
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
Prices
Eintritt
  • ermäßigt: 2
  • Erwachsene: 3.5
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Jul
02
Sat
Farmers' market
02.07.2022, 09:00 02.07.2022, 15:00
Lüdinghausen, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Lüdinghausen Marketing e.V.
Market

From April to October, the farmers' market takes place on the first Saturday of every month from 9 am to 3 pm on Lüdinghausen's market square. From the region, for the region. That is the simple and convincing principle of this market.

Time
02.07.2022, 09:00 02.07.2022, 15:00
Location
Prices
Eintritt
  • Eintritt frei: 0
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Jul
02
Sat
Open city tour
02.07.2022, 14:30 02.07.2022, 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
02.07.2022, 14:30 02.07.2022, 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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Jul
08
Fri
Evening market
08.07.2022, 16:00 08.07.2022, 20:00
Lüdinghausen Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Lüdinghausen Marketing e.V.
Market
Picnic

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. the courtyard of Lüdinghausen Castle is transformed into a small gourmet market. cheese, bread, spices, fine meats, fish, tarte flambée and French specialities. French specialities will be on offer. Small snacks are snacks are served - as well as wines, beer and other drinks. Volunteers The "Friends of Lüdinghausen Castle" will be on hand on a voluntary basis. They offer interested guests a glimpse behind the the centuries-old façades of Lüdinghausen Castle.

Time
08.07.2022, 16:00 08.07.2022, 20:00
Location
Opening hours
Opening hours
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    16:00 Uhr bis 20:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    closed
  • Sunday
    closed
Prices
Abendmarkt
  • Eintritt frei: 0
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Jul
08
Fri
Open night watchman tour
08.07.2022, 20:00 08.07.2022, 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
08.07.2022, 20:00 08.07.2022, 22:00
Location
Prices
Offene Nachtwächterführung
  • ermäßigt: 8
  • Erwachsene: 10
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Jul
22
Fri
Evening market
22.07.2022, 16:00 22.07.2022, 20:00
Lüdinghausen Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Lüdinghausen Marketing e.V.
Market
Picnic

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. the courtyard of Lüdinghausen Castle is transformed into a small gourmet market. cheese, bread, spices, fine meats, fish, tarte flambée and French specialities. French specialities will be on offer. Small snacks are snacks are served - as well as wines, beer and other drinks. Volunteers The "Friends of Lüdinghausen Castle" will be on hand on a voluntary basis. They offer interested guests a glimpse behind the the centuries-old façades of Lüdinghausen Castle.

Time
22.07.2022, 16:00 22.07.2022, 20:00
Location
Opening hours
Opening hours
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    16:00 Uhr bis 20:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    closed
  • Sunday
    closed
Prices
Abendmarkt
  • Eintritt frei: 0
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