Ramsdorf Castle in Velen | Place of interest in Münsterland
Ramsdorf Castle in Velen
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A look at the history of the region
Ramsdorf Castle

Ramsdorf Castle

In Ramsdorf, the romantic green district of the recreational town of Velen, exciting stories await you behind historic walls. As an interactive museum, Ramsdorf Castle is both an exhibit and home to many relics of days gone by.

Of the coming and going of bricks

The medieval castle was built in 1425 on a spacious site enclosed by a strong circular wall and a moat. Only the castle tower still dates from this time, as the rest of the complex was destroyed a short time later by the Münster collegiate feuds.
After the reconstruction, the estate changed owners constantly from the 16th century onwards, who used the building in different ways. Walls were erected and soon torn down again, and numerous finds reveal further rooms, a stair tower and a tiled cellar vault. The rectangular brick building with ashlar elements that exists today was built in 1732.

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The living museum

The museum of the same name awaits you in Ramsdorf Castle with departments on regional prehistory and early history, on urban and social history and on natural history. As one of five "Living Museums" in Ramsdorf, you are cordially invited to experience history in a real atmosphere and travel back in time.

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  • Guided tours
  • Indoor
  • Museum in the house
  • for groups
  • Spring
  • Autumn
  • Summer

Ramsdorf Castle

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.11. to 31.03.
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    closed
  • Saturday
    closed
  • Sunday
    closed

Vom 01. November bis 31. März ist die Burg Ramsdorf geschlossen. Termine sind in diesem Zeitraum ausschließlich nach Vereinbarung möglich.

Ramsdorf Castle

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.04. to 31.10.
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    15:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    15:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    15:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    15:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    15:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    14:00 Uhr bis 17:00 Uhr

Weitere Termine/ Öffnungszeiten nach Absprache.

Entrance Museum

  • Adults:
    2,00 €
  • Children:
    1,00 €
  • families:
    5,00 €

Guided tours (price per person € 2.00/ minimum fee € 20.00)

4 Tips for Ramsdorf Castle

  • The other "Living Museums" take you on various discovery tours of their own history: Old forge, Gut Roß, zoo and the Tenk-Dröning and Picker Warnsing farms.
  • The green surroundings of Velen are best explored by bike, for example on the relaxing Hohe Mark Nature Park Route or the impressive 100 Castles Route.
  • So close to the turnpike, it's also worth visiting our neighbours, the Netherlands.
  • The Enning Inn in nearby Borken-Weseke has been around since 1662. But Annette and Ludger Ennig are far from tired of spoiling their guests with fresh regional cuisine.

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