Vischering Castle in Lüdinghausen | Sights in Münsterland
Vischering Castle in Münsterland
© Münsterland e.V./Philipp Fölting
Mighty walls and beautiful moats
Vischering Castle

Vischering Castle

It was thanks to a feud that the Prince-Bishop of Münster decided to have a castle built near Lüdinghausen in the summer of 1271. A stroke of luck for today's visitors. Hardly any other castle offers such beautiful and varied motifs and moods.

The fortified "Burg Vischering" fortress

On a foundation of piles, a defensive fortress with residential and farm buildings was built on separate islands in the middle of an extensive system of moats. The defiant round castle with drawbridge, embrasures and battlements formed the last defensive bastion of Vischering Castle. Its fantastic location makes Vischering Castle one of the most beautiful photo motifs in the Münsterland region.

Fire and reconstruction

The Droste zu Vischering received the castle as a fief from the Bishop of Münster. The castle became the ancestral seat of the Droste zu Vischering family. The castle served purely as a defensive structure until 1521. In the same year it burnt down and was rebuilt on the old foundations.

The reconstruction was carried out in the Renaissance style. Although the fortified character of the castle was preserved, the decoration of the rooms and the addition of a magnificent hall reflected the need for a better quality of life. Since that time, Vischering Castle has remained almost unchanged and, like no other Westphalian moated castle, conveys an impression of life in the late Middle Ages and the early modern period.

Vischering Castle as a first-class excursion destination

Today, Vischering Castle is one of the best-known excursion destinations in Münsterland. The museum, which is well worth a visit, provides an insight into the way of life in times gone by and highlights the importance of the castles and palaces in Münsterland. Sophisticated techniques, vivid films and creative displays make for an outstanding experience during your tour of the museum. A tour along the moat opens up new perspectives on the castle through special features.

Cyclists can find their way to the castle on the 100 Castles Route. Together with Nordkirchen Castle and Westerwinkel Castle near Ascheberg, Vischering Castle forms an impressive triangle of castles.

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Service & Offers

  • child friendly
  • Guided tours
  • Gastronomy in the house
  • 100 Castles Route
  • Museum in the house
  • Park at the house
  • Dogs allowed

Vischering Castle

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.01. to 31.12.
  • 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

Montags ist der Museumsshop im Torhaus geöffnet.

Entrance to outer bailey

  • Adults:
    3,50 €
  • Groups:
    2,50 €
  • reduced:
    2,00 €
  • Groups:
    1,00 €
  • Children:
    0,00 €
  • Youth:
    1,50 €
  • families:
    5,00 €
  • families:
    8,50 €

* Recipients of current benefits under the Social Security Codes II and XII, students (with the exception of "Study in Old Age"), trainees, volunteers, holders of a NRW honorary office card, people with a degree of disability of 80% or more (if necessary, accompanying person free on presentation of proof)

Prices combined ticket pre- and main castle

  • Adults:
    7,50 €
  • reduced:
    5,00 €
  • Youth:
    3,50 €
  • Children:
    0,00 €
  • families:
    13,00 €
  • families:
    20,00 €
  • Groups:
    6,00 €
  • Groups:
    2,50 €

Recipients of current benefits according to the Social Security Codes II and XII, students (with the exception of "study in old age"), trainees, people doing voluntary service, holders of a NRW honorary service card, people with a degree of disability of 80% or more (if necessary, accompanying person free with proof) are entitled to a discount.

Events at Vischering Castle

Properties
Types
12 Matches.
Nov
06
So
ART Vischering Sales exhibition at Vischering Castle
06.11.2022, 17:00 22.01.2023, 18:00
Vischering Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Kreis Coesfeld
Exhibition
Art
Market

As part of the "ART Vischering" art and sales exhibition, Burg Vischering is once again presenting prints and paintings by renowned artists, but also by young up-and-coming artists. The exhibition features big names such as Joseph Beuys, Markus Lüpertz, H. A. Schult, Per Kirkeby, Jörg Immendorf, A.R. Penck and Armin Mueller-Stahl alongside those of artists from the local region, e.g. Ingrid Teiner, Gabi Dahl and Gan-Erdene Tsend. The breadth of the art spectrum, the interplay of the works with the ambience of the historic moated castle and the moderate sales prices make the art exhibition particularly attractive.

On Sunday, 6 November, the District of Coesfeld invites you to the ceremonial opening of the exhibition at 5 pm.

Time
06.11.2022, 17:00 22.01.2023, 18:00
Location
Opening hours
Opening hours
  • 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
  • Eintritt frei (am 06. November zur feierlichen Vernissage um 17 Uhr.): 0
  • Erwachsene: 3.5
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Dec
01
Do
Delicacies from the medieval castle kitchen Cooking workshop
01.12.2022, 18:30 01.12.2022, 21:30
Vischering Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Kreis Coesfeld
Seminar
Workshop

Who would have thought it? Poultry was already an extremely popular dish in the Middle Ages. Prepared a little differently than today, of course. During this cooking course, various medieval dishes will be rediscovered. Even though the cooking takes place in the cosy ambience of the castle kitchen, there is fortunately no need to do without state-of-the-art equipment. And the steaming mulled wine warms heart and soul. This course takes place in cooperation with the Family Education Centre.

Participants: max. 12

Time
01.12.2022, 18:30 01.12.2022, 21:30
Location
Opening hours
Opening hours
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    18:30 Uhr bis 21:30 Uhr
  • Friday
    closed
  • Saturday
    closed
  • Sunday
    closed
Prices
Kosten

25 € zzgl. Lebensmittelumlage

Maximal 12 Teilnehmende

Anmeldung über 02591 / 79 90-0 bzw. kultur@kreis-coesfeld.de

  • Erwachsene: 25
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Dec
02
Fri
Advent Market Lüdinghausen
02.12.2022, 14:00 04.12.2022, 18:00
Lüdinghausen, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Lüdinghausen Marketing e.V.
Market
From Friday, 2 December, to Sunday, 4 December, Lüdinghausen Marketing invites you to the Advent market at the Felizitaskirche - with many stalls, a visit from St. Nicholas, a colourful music programme and the drawing of the winners of the Christmas raffle.
Time
02.12.2022, 14:00 04.12.2022, 18:00
Location
Opening hours
Öffnungszeiten vom 02.12.2022 to 04.12.2022
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    14:00 Uhr bis 19:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    11:00 Uhr bis 20:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    11:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
Prices
Eintritt
  • Eintritt frei: 0
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Dec
03
Sat
Open city tour
03.12.2022, 14:30 03.12.2022, 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
03.12.2022, 14:30 03.12.2022, 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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Tips on Vischering Castle

  • There is a free car park directly at Vischering Castle. From here you can not only visit the castles, but a footpath also leads into the old town of Lüdinghausen.
  • Tradition does not have to be boring. The Naundrups Hof restaurant and café in the district of Seppenrade has been proving this for many decades with selected regional specialities.
  • Wonderful cycle paths lead you from Lüdinghausen to the lakes around Haltern am See. This is the perfect combination of history and nature.

Places of interest around Vischering Castle

Properties
Types
I am a yellow castle

As a highlight of the Münsterland castles and palaces region, I am open to all visitors and a real all-round experience. You are very welcome!

Accessibility tested" label Accessibility tested" label
© Reisen für Alle
Accessibility at Vischering Castle

Burg Vischering and the associated buildings are certified with the "Accessibility Tested" mark of the Germany-wide "Travelling for All" labelling system. This means that detailed and verified information on accessibility is available for all groups of people. In addition, the quality criteria are partially or fully met for certain groups of people. Further information on accessibility in the museum shop and information station, in the event room or in the museum, in the outer castle and in the special exhibition rooms can be found on the website of the "Travel for All" initiative.

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