Nordkirchen Castle | Sightseeing in Münsterland
Nordkirchen Castle in Münsterland
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The Westphalian Versailles
Nordkirchen Castle

Nordkirchen Castle

Nordkirchen Castle is one of the best-known and most popular excursion destinations in the Münsterland region and is an impressive example of great architecture. Nordkirchen Castle is imposingly situated in the middle of extensive parkland in the immediate vicinity of the town of Nordkirchen. Wonderful walks lead through the park and end at the castle, whose inner courtyard is freely accessible at all times.

Nordkirchen Castle - "Westphalian Versailles

The "Westphalian Versailles", as Nordkirchen Palace is also called, was commissioned by Prince-Bishop Friedrich Christian von Plettenberg. Gottfried Laurenz Pictorius began construction, Johann Conrad Schlaun completed the baroque moated castle after 30 years.
It is situated on an island surrounded by quadrangular moats in the middle of a large park which, like the castle, was laid out according to the French model. The focal point of the imposing Nordkirchen Palace is the main building, the Corps de Logis, from which the lower wing buildings develop and enclose the cour d'honneur in a U-shape. The entire building complex is highly symmetrical and in this form an impressive example of a completely preserved baroque complex.

Nordkirchen Castle - "A total work of art of international standing".

Today, Nordkirchen Castle is the seat of the NRW University of Applied Sciences for Finance. The castle also houses a restaurant and the castle chapel can be booked for wedding ceremonies.

The 18th-century castle with its spacious park of around 170 hectares has been declared worthy of protection by UNESCO as a "total work of art of international standing". The best way to explore Nordkirchen Castle is to take a walk through the extensive castle park. From many sides, Nordkirchen Castle offers excellent photo motifs for the holiday album. Cyclists have a direct connection to the 100 Castles Route at Nordkirchen Castle.

Plan your holiday

Map | Nordkirchen Castle

Service & Offers

  • Guided tours
  • Gastronomy in the house
  • 100 Castles Route
  • Park at the house
  • Outdoor
  • for groups

Tour information

  • The park is open at all times.
  • Interior visits are only possible as part of a guided tour.

Prices Public guided tour | Castle tour

  • Adults:
    4,00 €
  • Children:
    2,00 €
  • Children:
    0,00 €

Hourly guided tours on Sundays and public holidays

May to September: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

October to April: 14:00 to 16:00

Registration is not necessary. Meeting point is the castle chapel in the inner courtyard of the castle. Tours last 45-60 minutes.


Group tours by appointment only:

Per person € 4.00 | Minimum price per group € 40.00

Prices Public Guided Tour | Combined Guided Tour Castle & Park

  • Adults:
    8,00 €
  • Children:
    4,00 €
  • Children:
    0,00 €

On the 1st Sunday of each month there is a public guided tour of the castle and park

April to October 13:30 - 15:00

Registration is not required

Prices Public Guided Tour | Park

  • Adults:
    5,00 €
  • Children:
    3,00 €
  • Children:
    0,00 €

Guided tours of the park take place by prior arrangement.

Minimum price for groups € 50.00


Events at Nordkirchen Castle

Properties
Types
17 Matches.
Apr
09
Sat
Everyday People by Christel & Laura Lechner
09.04.2022, 12:00 16.10.2022, 12:00
Tourist Information Nordkirchen, Nordkirchen
Exhibition

The Schlossgemeinde Nordkirchen celebrates its birthday and the popular "Everyday People" by the artists Christel and Laura Lechner are part of it.

They have already been to Sylt, the Netherlands or Switzerland. Now, from 9 April to 16 October 2022, the lovable concrete sculptures will be staying in the Nordkirchen castle community for the first time.

Around 50 sculptures at 15 locations invite visitors to take a tour through the three districts of Nordkirchen, Südkirchen, Capelle and the castle and park grounds of the "Westphalian Versailles". The art installations in public spaces are sensitively integrated into the townscape at striking locations and offer something to talk about. They make visitors laugh, make them think and often put a smile on their faces.

Whether young or old - the "everyday people" provide interaction, surprise and joy for all generations. A special "highlight" in Nordkirchen is the birthday table in the castle park, which creates a remarkable symbiosis between the visitors, the everyday people and the occasion of the anniversary year as part of the exhibition.

With the Birthday Table, Christel and Laura Lechner invite all viewers to become part of the anniversary exhibition themselves. Join them and take a short break at the laid table. Through this interaction, new pictures are created again and again, which thus become part of the art exhibition.

Time
09.04.2022, 12:00 16.10.2022, 12:00
Location
Opening hours
Öffnungszeiten vom 09.04.2022 to 16.10.2022
  • Monday
    ganztägig
  • Tuesday
    ganztägig
  • Wednesday
    ganztägig
  • Thursday
    ganztägig
  • Friday
    ganztägig
  • Saturday
    ganztägig
  • Sunday
    ganztägig
Prices
Eintrittspreise
  • Eintritt frei: 0
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Jul
10
So
Guided tour of the everyday people in Nordkirchen
10.07.2022, 14:00 10.07.2022, ca.15:30
Tourist Information Nordkirchen, Nordkirchen
Exhibition
guided tour

The Schlossgemeinde Nordkirchen celebrates its birthday and the popular "Everyday People" by the artists Christel and Laura Lechner are part of it.

They have already been to Sylt, the Netherlands or Switzerland. Now, from 9 April to 16 October 2022, the lovable concrete sculptures will be staying in the Nordkirchen castle community for the first time.

Around 50 sculptures at 15 locations invite visitors to take a tour through the three districts of Nordkirchen, Südkirchen, Capelle and the castle and park grounds of the "Westphalian Versailles". The art installations in public spaces are sensitively integrated into the townscape at striking locations and offer something to talk about. They make visitors laugh, make them think and often bring a smile to their faces.

On this approx. 1.5 hour walk you will experience the everyday people in the castle community of Nordkirchen and much more information about the town of Nordkirchen. On your guided tour of Nordkirchen, you will be led along the typical Nordkirchen Pättken (Westphalian for small paths) to the most important sights of Nordkirchen, such as the children's sanatorium, the former Kappenberg mill and the town hall.

Time
10.07.2022, 14:00 10.07.2022, ca.15:30
Location
Prices
Preise Ortsführung Alltagsmenschen
  • Kinder (bis 12 Jahre): 4
  • Erwachsene: 6
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Jul
23
Sat
Cycle Tour to the Everyday People Nordkirchen
23.07.2022, 14:00 23.07.2022, ca.16:30
Tourist Information Nordkirchen, Nordkirchen
Exhibition
guided tour

The Schlossgemeinde Nordkirchen celebrates its birthday and the popular "Everyday People" by the artists Christel and Laura Lechner are part of it.

They have already been to Sylt, the Netherlands or Switzerland. Now, from 9 April to 16 October 2022, the lovable concrete sculptures will be staying in the Nordkirchen castle community for the first time.

Around 50 sculptures at 15 locations invite visitors to take a tour through the three districts of Nordkirchen, Südkirchen, Capelle and the castle and park grounds of the "Westphalian Versailles". The art installations in public spaces are sensitively integrated into the townscape at striking locations and offer something to talk about. They make visitors laugh, make them think and often bring a smile to their faces.

On this guided cycle tour, which lasts approx. 2.5 hours, you will experience the everyday people in all parts of the castle community of Nordkirchen (route approx. 22 km). For your own safety, please wear a bicycle helmet.

Time
23.07.2022, 14:00 23.07.2022, ca.16:30
Location
Prices
Preise Radtour
  • Kinder: 5
  • Erwachsene: 7.5
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Jul
23
Sat
Konstantin Manaev & Signum saxophone quartet a concert of the Nordkirchen Castle Concert Series
23.07.2022, 19:30 23.07.2022, 21:30
Nordkirchen Castle, Nordkirchen
concert

Intellect and intuition - with the Signum saxophonists they are one. Like Konstantin Manaev, who wanted to learn the cello at the age of six because Bach's 1st Suite had grabbed him. In their "Bachianas", the quintet celebrates Bach with adapted works by the baroque master and composers who refer to him.

Thus, in addition to pieces by Bach such as the 1st Orchestral Suite, the 3rd Cello Suite or the 3rd Brandenburg Concerto, they perform works by Piazolla, who, inspired by Bach's counterpoint, revolutionised the Argentine tango. The quintet's repertoire also includes Villa-Lobos' combination of Bachian polyphony with the folklore of his Brazilian homeland, as well as Popper's Rhapsody, which is influenced by Hungarian folk music.

Blaž Kemperle, soprano | Hayrapet Arakelyan, alto | Alan Lužar, tenor | Guerino Bellarosa, baritone | Konstantin Manaev, cello

Programme: Johann Sebastian Bach: Orchestral Suite No. 1 in C major, BWV 1066 | Johann Sebastian Bach: Suite for Solo Cello No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009 | Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 | Astor Piazzolla: Le Grand Tango | Heitor Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 | David Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68

Time
23.07.2022, 19:30 23.07.2022, 21:30
Location
Prices
Ticketpreise

jeweils zzgl. Vorverkaufsgebühren

Ermäßigte Eintrittskarten gelten für Empfänger von laufenden Leistungen nach den Sozialgesetzbüchern II und XII, Auszubildende, Freiwilligendienstleistende und Menschen mit einem Grad an Behinderung ab 80 % (soweit erforderlich Begleitperson gegen Nachweis frei (nur in der Tourist Information erhältlich, nicht online)).

  • ermäßigt: 18.7
  • Jugendliche (Schüler/Studenten): 5.5
  • Erwachsene: 22
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Jul
24
So
Guided tour of the everyday people in Nordkirchen
24.07.2022, 14:00 24.07.2022, ca.15:30
Tourist Information Nordkirchen, Nordkirchen
Exhibition
guided tour

The Schlossgemeinde Nordkirchen celebrates its birthday and the popular "Everyday People" by the artists Christel and Laura Lechner are part of it.

They have already been to Sylt, the Netherlands or Switzerland. Now, from 9 April to 16 October 2022, the lovable concrete sculptures will be staying in the Nordkirchen castle community for the first time.

Around 50 sculptures at 15 locations invite visitors to take a tour through the three districts of Nordkirchen, Südkirchen, Capelle and the castle and park grounds of the "Westphalian Versailles". The art installations in public spaces are sensitively integrated into the townscape at striking locations and offer something to talk about. They make visitors laugh, make them think and often bring a smile to their faces.

On this approx. 1.5 hour walk you will experience the everyday people in the castle community of Nordkirchen and much more information about the town of Nordkirchen. On your guided tour of Nordkirchen, you will be led along the typical Nordkirchen Pättken (Westphalian for small paths) to the most important sights of Nordkirchen, such as the children's sanatorium, the former Kappenberg mill and the town hall.

Time
24.07.2022, 14:00 24.07.2022, ca.15:30
Location
Prices
Preise Ortsführung Alltagsmenschen
  • Kinder (bis 12 Jahre): 4
  • Erwachsene: 6
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Aug
07
So
SPENCER Film Tour at Nordkirchen Castle
07.08.2022, 13:30 07.08.2022, 15:00
Nordkirchen Castle, Nordkirchen
guided tour

Visit the filming locations of the award-winning movie about Lady Diana. The leading actress Kristen Stewert is one of the candidates for the Oscar with her nomination. 2022.

The tour guide Birgit Beisch has documented the elaborate filming in spring 2021 and will give exclusive insights into how the interiors and the park of Nordkirchen Castle will be transformed into the royal country estate of Sandringham during her tour.

The tour lasts approx. 1.5 hours and takes place regardless of the weather.

Time
07.08.2022, 13:30 07.08.2022, 15:00
Location
Prices
Preis SPENCER Tour
  • Erwachsene: 8
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Aug
19
Fri
Open Air Cinema at Nordkirchen Castle with "Spencer
19.08.2022), ca.20:45 19.08.2022, ca.23:00
Nordkirchen Castle, Nordkirchen
Stage

Hollywood in Münsterland: On 19 and 20 August, Nordkirchen Castle opens its gates Nordkirchen opens its gates and offers cinema fans and castle lovers a a real experience.

On a screen in the courtyard of the castle Scala Filmtheater in cooperation with Münsterland e.V. and the municipality of the municipality of Nordkirchen will be showing the internationally acclaimed film drama "Spencer".

Many scenes were shot in the castle and the surrounding and the surrounding parkland, and even earned leading actress Kristen Stewart an even earned her an Oscar nomination.

Spencer will be shown on 19 August at dusk at around 8.45 pm, admission at 7.30 pm.

You can take a seat guests can take their seats in the inner courtyard of the castle and will be and will be served by the castle restaurant and the Scala team with mobile food and beverages.

Tickets for the open-air cinema are available for 10 euros (reduced rate 8 euros) via the online ticket system or from the Tourist Information Nordkirchen (Schloßstraße 11, 02596 917 500, tourismus@gemeinde.nordkirchen.de).

The consumption of food and drinks brought along is not permitted.

Time
19.08.2022), ca.20:45 19.08.2022, ca.23:00
Location
Prices
Eintrittspreise
  • Kinder: 8
  • Erwachsene: 10
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Aug
20
Sat
Cycle Tour to the Everyday People Nordkirchen
20.08.2022, 14:00 20.08.2022, ca.16:30
Tourist Information Nordkirchen, Nordkirchen
Exhibition
guided tour

The Schlossgemeinde Nordkirchen celebrates its birthday and the popular "Everyday People" by the artists Christel and Laura Lechner are part of it.

They have already been to Sylt, the Netherlands or Switzerland. Now, from 9 April to 16 October 2022, the lovable concrete sculptures will be staying in the Nordkirchen castle community for the first time.

Around 50 sculptures at 15 locations invite visitors to take a tour through the three districts of Nordkirchen, Südkirchen, Capelle and the castle and park grounds of the "Westphalian Versailles". The art installations in public spaces are sensitively integrated into the townscape at striking locations and offer something to talk about. They make visitors laugh, make them think and often bring a smile to their faces.

On this guided cycle tour, which lasts approx. 2.5 hours, you will experience the everyday people in all parts of the castle community of Nordkirchen (route approx. 22 km). For your own safety, please wear a bicycle helmet.

Time
20.08.2022, 14:00 20.08.2022, ca.16:30
Location
Prices
Preise Radtour
  • Kinder: 5
  • Erwachsene: 7.5
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Aug
20
Sat
Open Air Cinema at Nordkirchen Castle with "TKKG
20.08.2022), ca.20:45 20.08.2022, ca.23:00
Nordkirchen Castle, Nordkirchen
Stage

Hollywood in Münsterland: On 19 and 20 August, Nordkirchen Castle opens its gates Nordkirchen opens its gates and offers cinema fans and castle lovers a a real experience.

On a screen in the courtyard of the castle Scala Filmtheater in cooperation with Münsterland e.V. and the municipality of the municipality of Nordkirchen will be showing the popular film "TKKG".

The film "TKKG - Every Legend Has Its Beginning" will provide exciting film moments for young and old - it was filmed at Loburg Castle in Ostbevern.

TKKG" will be shown on 20 August at dusk at around 8.45 pm, admission is at 7.30 pm.

Guests can take their seats in the inner courtyard of the castle and will be served and will be served by the castle restaurant and the Scala team with mobile food and beverages.

Tickets for the open-air cinema are available for 10 euros (reduced rate 8 euros) via the online ticket system or from the Tourist Information Nordkirchen (Schloßstraße 11, 02596 917 500, tourismus@gemeinde.nordkirchen.de).

The consumption of food and drinks brought along is not permitted.

Time
20.08.2022), ca.20:45 20.08.2022, ca.23:00
Location
Prices
Ticketpreise
  • Kinder: 8
  • Erwachsene: 10
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Aug
21
So
Guided tour of the everyday people in Nordkirchen
21.08.2022, 14:00 21.08.2022, ca.15:30
Tourist Information Nordkirchen, Nordkirchen
Exhibition
guided tour

The Schlossgemeinde Nordkirchen celebrates its birthday and the popular "Everyday People" by the artists Christel and Laura Lechner are part of it.

They have already been to Sylt, the Netherlands or Switzerland. Now, from 9 April to 16 October 2022, the lovable concrete sculptures will be staying in the Nordkirchen castle community for the first time.

Around 50 sculptures at 15 locations invite visitors to take a tour through the three districts of Nordkirchen, Südkirchen, Capelle and the castle and park grounds of the "Westphalian Versailles". The art installations in public spaces are sensitively integrated into the townscape at striking locations and offer something to talk about. They make visitors laugh, make them think and often bring a smile to their faces.

On this approx. 1.5 hour walk you will experience the everyday people in the castle community of Nordkirchen and much more information about the town of Nordkirchen. On your guided tour of Nordkirchen, you will be led along the typical Nordkirchen Pättken (Westphalian for small paths) to the most important sights of Nordkirchen, such as the children's sanatorium, the former Kappenberg mill and the town hall.

Time
21.08.2022, 14:00 21.08.2022, ca.15:30
Location
Prices
Preise Ortsführung Alltagsmenschen
  • Kinder (bis 12 Jahre): 4
  • Erwachsene: 6
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Tips for your stay at Nordkirchen Castle

  • On a guided tour through the castle and the park you will learn many details about the history and architecture.
  • Choose the access via Schloßstraße and enjoy the view over the lake.
  • The 60 km cycle tour"In the Castle Triangle" takes you to the most beautiful buildings in the region in one day.
  • The surrounding forests invite you to take long walks.
  • The atmospheric castle concerts are among the most popular events in Münsterland. You can find the dates in the calendar of events.
  • Plan a 2-hour visit to discover the castle and park.

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