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.

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Service & Offers

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

Information about the visit

  • The park is open at all times.
  • Inside 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

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Types
6 Matches.
Oct
17
So
Nordkirchen Castle: New Viennese Concert Schrammeln The sound of Vienna repackaged
17.10.2021, 18:00 17.10.2021, ca.20:30
Nordkirchen Castle, Nordkirchen
Organiser: Münsterland Festival
concert
Music

The Neue Wiener Concert Schrammeln play Schrammel music in its most original form, but in the garb of today. Countless old "Weana Tanz" and marches provide the quartet with inspiration for new things.

The musicians play old as well as many new compositions of their own and constantly refine their sound. It is the sound of Vienna, created in Viennese Heurigen pubs, appreciated by the most famous musicians, which they now perform in concert halls all over the world. Their tours have already taken the Neue Wiener Concert Schrammeln to around 25 countries, but they always come back to the Heurigen in Vienna.

The quartet was founded in 1994/95 with the aim of bringing more attention to Viennese folk music in the instrumental field with fresh expression and new musical forms. Since 2011, the line-up has included: Peter Uhler (violin), Johannes Dickbauer/Niki Tunkowitsch (violin), Walther Soyka / Helmut Stippich (chromatic button harmonica) and Peter Havlicek (contrabass guitar).

Time
17.10.2021, 18:00 17.10.2021, ca.20:30
Location
Prices
Eintritt Vorverkauf
  • ermäßigt: 17
  • Erwachsene: 20
  • Erwachsene (Eintritt inkl. Führung): 28
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Oct
30
Sat
Art exhibition
30.10.2021, 11:00 01.11.2021, 17:00
Nordkirchen Castle, Nordkirchen
Exhibition

Art exhibition at Nordkirchen Castle in the Pictorius Hall with works by:

  • Michael Abraham - art in photography
  • Gabi Schneider-Heinrich - Oil and acrylic painting on canvas
  • Thorsten Kranefuss - Gold and silver jewellery from the goldsmiths
Time
30.10.2021, 11:00 01.11.2021, 17:00
Location
Opening hours
Öffnungszeiten vom 30.10.2021 to 01.11.2021
  • Monday
    11:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    closed
  • Saturday
    11:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    11:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
Prices
Eintrittspreise
  • Eintritt frei (alle Gäste): 0
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Oct
30
Sat
Of Stronzian and the Arenberg wild ponies
30.10.2021, 14:00 30.10.2021, 17:00
Tourist Information Nordkirchen, Nordkirchen
guided tour

Do you know why the racecourse is called Rennplatz? Or where the most exclusive horse stable in Nordkirchen is located? Are you surprised that there was a wild horse track in Nordkirchen?

On the approx. two to three-hour walk you will also find out why there was "skullduggery and catcalling" in Nordkirchen on one day.

Along the way, you will learn interesting facts about two protected forest areas and enjoy the park landscape and nature, which has a lot to do with the love of horses of the last lords of Nordkirchen.

Time
30.10.2021, 14:00 30.10.2021, 17:00
Location
Prices
Führungspreise
  • Kinder: 4
  • Erwachsene: 6
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Nov
05
Fri
Courgette Sistaz "A day by the sea"
05.11.2021, 19:00 05.11.2021, ca.21:00
Tourist Information Nordkirchen, Nordkirchen
Stage
Art
Music

The Kulturkreis Nordkirchen presents the Zucchini Sistaz:

Summer, sun, swing music - with their new programme "Day by the Sea", the Zucchini Sistaz promise us an entertaining concert journey to the coast.

With siren-like sentence singing, the three sunny spirits row far out into the tides of light music. Elegantly and refreshingly, the exceptional ladies of German jazz schlager dive for one or the other musical pearl, fish in the green of music history and lift up sunken shellac treasures.

As always, they bring along a guitar, double bass, trumpet and laces to accompany their contemporary sound in the style of the 20s and 60s.

And of course they will also chat, as befits a proper ladies' band: entertainingly, charmingly and with due circumlocution!


The event will take place in the forum of the Johann Conrad Schlaun School, Am Gorbach 4.

Time
05.11.2021, 19:00 05.11.2021, ca.21:00
Location
Opening hours
Öffnungszeiten vom 05.11.2021 to 05.11.2021
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    19:00 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    closed
  • Sunday
    closed

Einlass ab 18 Uhr

Prices
Ticketpreise

Tickets erhalten Sie vor Ort in der Tourist Information Nordkirchen oder online unter https://www.eventim-light.com/de/a/614ad6057b4f7316400b2314/


  • Erwachsene (2G-Nachweis): 25
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Nov
17
Mi
Advent Bazaar Wonderworks
17.11.2021, 10:00 20.11.2021, 18:00
North Churches, Nordkirchen
Exhibition
Art

Are you already looking forward to the Advent season? To the smell of gingerbread and cinnamon, a warm drink to warm your hands, lights and candlelight illuminating the early twilight? Then visit our "Wunderwerke" in Nordkirchen.

For months now, the employees have been working towards the Wunderwerke to give the visitors* a great Christmas experience. As every year, there is a wide range of Advent decorations and creative works to discover, which have been prepared with great attention to detail. Our employees will also be showing what they make by hand and with the use of machines, and are looking forward to talking to you and answering your questions.

Selected hands-on activities for young and old promise a creative and exciting programme for everyone.

The bazaar will take place at the Caritas Workshop Nordkirchen, Mühlenstr. 60.

Time
17.11.2021, 10:00 20.11.2021, 18:00
Location
Opening hours
Öffnungszeiten vom 17.11.2021 to 20.11.2021
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • 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
    closed
Prices
Eintritt frei
  • Eintritt frei (alle): 0
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Nov
20
Sat
Advent exhibition
20.11.2021, 11:00 21.11.2021, 17:00
Nordkirchen Castle, Nordkirchen
Exhibition

The annual Advent exhibition of Group 73 takes place once again in the Pictorius break hall.

Time
20.11.2021, 11:00 21.11.2021, 17:00
Location
Opening hours
Öffnungszeiten vom 20.11.2021 to 21.11.2021
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    closed
  • Saturday
    11:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    11:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
Prices
Eintrittspreise
  • Eintritt frei: 0
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