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.
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.
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.
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.
Montags ist der Museumsshop im Torhaus geöffnet.
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Nature and culture - two terms that stand in a special relationship of tension and have been constantly renegotiated over the course of time. Today, the pair of terms is more relevant than ever and omnipresent in the media, everyday life and art. The current special exhibition takes visitors on a journey through time and discusses perspectives on nature and culture from the 18th century to the present day.
Contemporary positions by the artists Maike Denker, Judith Kaminski, Alem Kolbus, Julia Löffler and Heike Negenborn deal with landscape construction, the appropriation of nature, the significance of houseplants and human traces in nature. This is contrasted with a historical perspective that looks at the life of the botanist Franz Wernekinck, who was born at Burg Vischering in the 18th century and devoted himself to floristic explorations and botanical teaching in Westphalia.
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.
The Lüdinghausen Music School District invites you to the Music School Day at the Joseph Haydn Grammar School in Senden on Saturday, 3 June from 11 am.
It starts at 11 am with the opening concert of the youth symphony orchestra. At 12 noon there will be a join-in concert, and at 1 pm the Saxophone Quartet will play. It continues at 2.30pm with the Primary and Middle School Orchestra Strings, followed by the Mosaic Concert (piano, guitar, harp, baroque ensemble) at 2.40pm. At 3.40 pm there is a pop/jazz/rock concert. And at 4.20 pm the concert "Querwind" will close the programme.
Further programme: All instruments to touch and try, presentation of the orchestras and ensembles as well as food and drinks (Friends).
On the first weekend in June, many garden owners in the Westphalia-Lippe open their green paradises to interested visitors. Also twelve private gardens and garden areas in Lüdinghausen and Seppenrade will be and gardens are taking part in the campaign. On Sunday, 4 June, the participating gardens will be open to the public between between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Some gardens will welcome visitors visitors on Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. Detailed information on all participating gardens can also be found at www.gaerten-in-westfalen.de.
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