Vischering Castle in Münsterland
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Mighty walls and open doors
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

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24 Matches.
Feb
06
So
Anniversary exhibition "Making History
06.02.2022, 17:00 29.05.2022, ca.18:00
Vischering Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Kreis Coesfeld
Exhibition
Party

Castles and palaces have always been places where art is created. Kings, counts and even lesser lords of castles were patrons of the arts, especially in earlier times. All over Europe, true artistic treasures were created that have left their mark on history to this day.

On the occasion of the 750th anniversary of Burg Vischering, the district of Coesfeld is joining this tradition and has commissioned internationally renowned artists to deal artistically with the castle, its history and motifs. The result will be an exclusive and high-quality graphic edition, which will be presented for the first time in the course of the exhibition together with other works.

Just as the castle has been writing its history for a long time, the artists represented are also writing (art) history with their works.

Cees Andriessen | Ruth Bussmann | Mari Girkelidse | Moritz Götze | Thaddäus Hüppi | Gunilla Jähnichen | Sala Lieber |Stefan Pietryga | Gan-Erdene Tsend

We cordially invite you and your friends to the opening of the exhibition on Sunday, 6 February.

Admission to the vernissage is free of charge and limited to a maximum of 50 people. Due to the pandemic, the event will be held in compliance with the 2G-Plus regulation. This means that only persons with proof of immunisation and a current negative coronary test will be admitted. In addition, FFP2 masks are mandatory. Please register in advance by calling 02591-79900 or sending an e-mail to kultur@kreis-coesfeld.de.

Time
06.02.2022, 17:00 29.05.2022, ca.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
Eintrittspreis

Es kann auch ein Kombiticket für die Haupt- und Sonderausstellung erworben werden. Informationen zu allen Preisen finden Sie hier: https://burg-vischering.de/besucherinfos/#eintrittspreise


  • ermäßigt (Sonderausstellung): 2
  • Kinder (Sonderausstellung): 1.5
  • Erwachsene (Sonderausstellung): 3.5
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May
27
Fri
Evening market
27.05.2022, 16:00 27.05.2022, 20:00
Lüdinghausen Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Lüdinghausen Marketing e.V.
Market
Picnic

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. the courtyard of Lüdinghausen Castle is transformed into a small gourmet market. cheese, bread, spices, fine meats, fish, tarte flambée and French specialities. French specialities will be on offer. Small snacks are snacks are served - as well as wines, beer and other drinks. Volunteers The "Friends of Lüdinghausen Castle" will be on hand on a voluntary basis. They offer interested guests a glimpse behind the the centuries-old façades of Lüdinghausen Castle.

Time
27.05.2022, 16:00 27.05.2022, 20:00
Location
Opening hours
Opening hours
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    16:00 Uhr bis 20:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    closed
  • Sunday
    closed
Prices
Abendmarkt
  • Eintritt frei: 0
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May
28
Sat
Regional delicacies - from the farm to the castle Cooking workshop
28.05.2022, 16:30 28.05.2022, 21:45
Vischering Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Kreis Coesfeld
Workshop

The programme starts with a visit to a farm in Lüdinghausen, where the farm owners provide more detailed information on the production of the foodstuffs used later and on the farm's own animal husbandry. The programme continues at Vischering Castle. Under the guidance of an experienced cook, the farm produce is turned into a delicious meal. The special evening ends with a meal of high-quality regional delicacies in the cosy atmosphere of the castle kitchen. The course takes place in cooperation with Lüdinghausen Marketing e.V. and the family education centre. This offer also carries forward the idea of the Cittaslow organisation to support regional products.

Meeting place: farm (will be announced at registration), please organise your own transfer to Burg Vischering.

Time
28.05.2022, 16:30 28.05.2022, 21:45
Location
Opening hours
Öffnungszeiten vom 28.05.2022 to 28.05.2022
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    closed
  • Saturday
    16:30 Uhr bis 21:45 Uhr
  • Sunday
    closed
Prices
Preis
  • Erwachsene: 46.2
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Jun
04
Sat
Farmers' market
04.06.2022, 09:00 04.06.2022, 15:00
Lüdinghausen, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Lüdinghausen Marketing e.V.
Market

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.

Time
04.06.2022, 09:00 04.06.2022, 15:00
Location
Prices
Eintritt
  • Eintritt frei: 0
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Jun
04
Sat
Open city tour
04.06.2022, 14:30 04.06.2022, 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
04.06.2022, 14:30 04.06.2022, 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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Jun
10
Fri
Evening market
10.06.2022, 16:00 10.06.2022, 20:00
Lüdinghausen Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Lüdinghausen Marketing e.V.
Market
Picnic

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. the courtyard of Lüdinghausen Castle is transformed into a small gourmet market. cheese, bread, spices, fine meats, fish, tarte flambée and French specialities. French specialities will be on offer. Small snacks are snacks are served - as well as wines, beer and other drinks. Volunteers The "Friends of Lüdinghausen Castle" will be on hand on a voluntary basis. They offer interested guests a glimpse behind the the centuries-old façades of Lüdinghausen Castle.

Time
10.06.2022, 16:00 10.06.2022, 20:00
Location
Opening hours
Opening hours
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    16:00 Uhr bis 20:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    closed
  • Sunday
    closed
Prices
Abendmarkt
  • Eintritt frei: 0
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Jun
10
Fri
Open night watchman tour
10.06.2022, 20:00 10.06.2022, 22:00
Lüdinghausen, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Lüdinghausen Marketing e.V.
guided tour
The night watchman takes his guests on a journey into the city's past, with many anecdotes to tell. The night watchman tour always takes place on the second Friday of the month. The tour starts at 8 pm at Lüdinghaus (Tourist Information).
Time
10.06.2022, 20:00 10.06.2022, 22:00
Location
Prices
Offene Nachtwächterführung
  • ermäßigt: 8
  • Erwachsene: 10
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Jun
12
So
Exhibition: Gan-Erdene Tsend - Reality is just an illusion
12.06.2022, 17:00 23.10.2022, 18:00
Vischering Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Kreis Coesfeld
Exhibition
Art

Gan-Erdene Tsend is one of the region's most important artists, known far beyond its borders. Burg Vischering is now dedicating a major solo exhibition to him in its 750th anniversary year.

Gan-Erdene Tsend spent his childhood in the sandy and stony landscapes near the Gobi Desert before moving to Münster to study art. His paintings transport us into a magical pictorial universe, shaped by Mongolian tradition and the reality of German life. They form a kaleidoscope of impressions from distant, deserted landscapes and contrasting urban backdrops. In these scenes, which are characterised by lightness, the people and animals, mostly depicted in rear view, seem detached from time and space. In keeping with the exhibition's title, Tsend knows better than anyone how to question the depiction of reality with self-evident lightness.

Time and again, his works feature the artifice of mirroring, with which he knows how to merge the visible, real world with that of imagination, fantasy and memory to form a fascinating unity.

In addition to new, large-format works, the unique exhibition also presents numerous private loans, which the artist himself sees as milestones in his artistic career.

The District of Coesfeld cordially invites you to the opening of the exhibition on Sunday, 12 June at 5 pm.

Time
12.06.2022, 17:00 23.10.2022, 18:00
Location
Opening hours
Öffnungszeiten vom 12.06.2022 to 23.10.2022
  • 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
  • Erwachsene: 3.5
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Jun
17
Fri
Double Concert Esinam and Vincen Peirani Trio "Jokers International BURGJAZZ FESTIVAL Lüdinghausen
17.06.2022, 19:30 17.06.2022, ca.23:00
Vischering Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Kreis Coesfeld
Stage
Festival
concert
Music

Esinam

With soul, hip hop, African rhythms, electro and jazzy improvisations, the Ghanaian-Belgian flutist and multi-instrumentalist Esinam enchants her audiences all over Europe. With her congenial band, she creates authentic music full of poetry, with complex rhythms and sensitive melodies that make her a unique artist in today's jazz-and-beyond scene - and leave no one untouched.

Vincent Peirani's "Jokers" Trio

The charismatic French accordionist and composer Vincent Peirani is a master at combining very different musical styles. The result is a unique and virtuoso mixture of jazz, chanson, world music, classical music and rock. Now he shines with his new formation "Jokers" - in a trio with the Italian guitarist Federico Casagrande and the Israeli drummer Ziv Ravitz. With finely dosed surprise effects, they abruptly change musical direction; through poetic intensity, catchy rhythm, subtle fantasy, virtuoso outbursts and then again downright intimate, quiet moments, they enchant their audience.


Time
17.06.2022, 19:30 17.06.2022, ca.23:00
Location
Prices
Ticketpreis
  • normal: 38
  • ermäßigt: 32.3
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Jun
18
Sat
Musical-literary walk
18.06.2022, 09:15 18.06.2022, 19:30
Vischering Castle, Lüdinghausen
Organiser: Kreis Coesfeld
Stage
Festival
concert
Art
Reading

Participants in the musical-literary walk experience a fascinating combination of culture and nature. The walk starts at 10.30 a.m. at Hülshoff Castle (optionally with a shuttle bus from Vischering Castle at 9.15 a.m.) with a humorous short reading by the poet Christoph Wenzel. Afterwards, the hiking group will set out to explore the Poetry Trail and thus the traces of Annette von Droste-Hülshoff to the Rüschhaus in Münster. After about 2 hours of walking at the Rüschhaus, the Droste Festival awaits us in honour of the 225th birthday of the poetess.

A jazz concert by the artist duo Yumi Ito and Szymon Mika (CH|PL) will provide a first musical highlight before we continue by bus towards Lüdinghausen. On a meadow by the Dortumund-Ems Canal, about 1.5 hours' walk from Burg Vischering, there will be a performance by the Hungarian poet and performance artist Kinga Tóth, before the tour continues on foot. Once we arrive at Burg Vischering, an open-air jazz concert by the Hungarian artist couple Veronika Harcsa and Gyémánt Bálint awaits us.

Time
18.06.2022, 09:15 18.06.2022, 19:30
Location
Prices
Ticketpreis
  • Erwachsene: 47.57
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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.

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