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.
Montags ist der Museumsshop im Torhaus geöffnet.
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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.
In the exhibition, the Hamburg artist couple Dodo Schielein and Torsten Bruch address diverse approaches to the body and sound. On the basis of seven mostly sounding works, visitors gain insights into fictitious, playful worlds in which sound is embodied or one's own body becomes a sound producer through instructions for action.
Die Ausstellung befindet sich im Obergeschoss des Museums und ist während der regulären Museumsöffnungszeiten zugänglich.
Die Ausstellung selbst ist kostenfrei. Es fällt lediglich der Eintritt für Museum und Vorburg an.
Admiring great art not only in the museum, but also taking it home: this is what interested people can do in the popular exhibition series "ART Vischering", which takes place every year in Vischering Castle. Here, art is offered for sale, as a gift for oneself and others. Graphics and paintings by renowned artists, but also by young artists, are presented. The exhibition features big names alongside artists from the local region, making for a varied exhibition.
With works by:
Mechtild van Ahlers | Ochirbold Ayurzana | Heike Kati Barath | Joseph Beuys | Gabi Dahl | Isa Dahl | Duvan | Gerda Falke | Markus Fräger | Max Giermann |Dorthe Goeden | Andreas Gorke | Antonius Höckelmann | Beate Höing | Stephan Hörnig | Jörg Immendorff | Gunilla Jähnichen | Barbara Jänke | Andreas Junge | Barbara Kämereit | Elizabeth Kaufmann-Granda | Doris Kastner | Min Clara Kim | Per Kirkeby | Sala Lieber | Markus Lüpertz | Heiner Meyer | Armin Mueller-Stahl | Sigrid Nienstedt | Noah Omer | Sebastian Osterhaus | A. R. Penck | Mathias Perlet | Milan Peschel | Stefan Pietryga | Bernd Polster | Sandra Pulina | Lars Reiffers | Hans Scheib | H. A. Schult | Paul Schwer | Caius Spillner | Norbert Tadeusz | Antoni Tàpies | Ingrid Teiner | Antonia Thürich | Klaus Trawny (winner Kunst im Park 2021) | Gan-Erdene Tsend | Fons van Laar and many more.
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 top modern equipment. And a nice glass of wine warms heart and soul.
25€ Teilnahmegebühr, zzgl. Lebensmittelumlage
During three afternoons of the course, participants learn the basics of the expressive, "broken" tempura script. Individual stroke elements are first practised with a broad ribbon pen, which are then connected to form letters and words. The three dates can only be booked together.
Ein hochwertiges Starter-Paket mit allen benötigten Materialien kann bei der Kursleitung für 15 Euro erworben werden. Inhalt des Pakets: Federhalter, Bandzugfeder Speedball, Schreibblock DIN A4 mit 80 Blatt, Schreibtinte 50 ml.
In June 2021 they were awarded the German Jazz Prize in the category "Band of the Year International", and on 6 November these Austrian shooting stars will be guests at the Münsterland Festival: Shake Stew will play at Burg Vischering to close the eleventh edition of the festival. There they will present a mix of hypnotic Afrobeats and ecstatic sound eruptions.
Hardly any other band has turned the Central European jazz scene upside down like Shake Stew in recent years. While the ZEIT called them "Austria's jazz band of the hour" and the NDR gave them the status of "cult band" early on, it has been clear since the awarding of the German Jazz Prize at the latest: something has started rolling here that has never existed before.
From the very beginning, the formation founded by bassist and composer Lukas Kranzelbinder has been surrounded by something mystical that ignites an evocative effect in the live concert: "The unspoken magic words are magic and energy - Shake Stew brings something cultic to current jazz, an enrichment!"Despite their unusual line-up with two drums, two basses and three horns, the band always manages to catch their listeners in a direct way and take them on a unique sound journey.
Everything revolves around the potato at the potato festival in November. An autumn market invites you to stroll and shop from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be culinary delights all about the tuber and much more to discover. Lüdinghausen's shops will also open their doors from 1 to 6 p.m. and have special offers and promotions in shop for visitors. There will also be a colourful children's programme.
The potato festival traditionally starts a week before with the "Culinary Potato Week". The restaurants taking part in the campaign will each contribute a dish to choose from, and the potato dishes can be tasted in the respective Lüdinghausen restaurant.
For children from 4 - 10 years.
Awarded Children's Theatre of the Month by the Kultursekretariat NRW.
MAXX lives in Himmelshausen in the clouds right next to the Himmelaya, the highest mountains on earth. "Dream repairs of every kind!" is written on his big entrance sign. MAXX is a dream tinkerer by profession. Every day he gets new orders and has to fix the dreams of the small and big people on earth. Ronalda finally wants to score a goal. Jan Philip wishes to kiss Denise. Eva-Maria wants to get really spooked.
MAXX has so much to do that he has even forgotten his own dreams. And then everything becomes too much for him and he has had enough. From now on, everyone only gets the same dream. Everything new, everything the same, everything nice, everything cheap! But it doesn't work like that either! That's much too boring. Off we go on a journey to exciting encounters, unknown dangers, sentimental moments, funny experiences and new insights. With lots of music and a wonderfully imaginative stage design by children's book illustrator Selda Soganci.