Vornholz Castle in Münsterland
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In the middle of the Münsterland park landscape
Vornholz Castle

Vornholz Castle

Vornholz Castle in Ennigerloh-Ostenfelde has been the seat of the Knights of Ostenfelde since the 12th century. Nestled in the park landscape of the Münsterland, Schloss Vornholz is an ideal starting point for cycling tours on the 100 Castles Route and short hikes.

Shaped by the course of history

Vornholz Castle changed hands several times in the following centuries. At the end of the 15th century, Vornholz passed to the von Pladies zu Huntemühlen family, and in 1535 the ownership of Vornholz Castle changed hands again via Anna von Pladies to Heinrich Vogt von Elspe. In 1602 Bernhard Vogt von Elspe sold the estate to Bernhard von Wettberg. In 1656, Dietrich Hermann von Nagel, the commander-in-chief of all Münster troops, acquired the estate.

Horse country around Vornholz Castle

Vornholz Castle, built on two islands, was famous for its international horse shows. The noble four-legged friends still play a major role in this part of the Münsterland. Today, Vornholz Castle is privately owned and cannot be visited. Horse lovers can combine their visit with a trip to the horse town of Warendorf.

Information about the visit

  • Vornholz Castle is still privately owned today. Because of this, a tour of the interior is not possible.
  • The Cavalry Museum can be visited by groups by appointment.
  • There is only visual contact with Vornholz Castle.
Corona notes
  • Museum closed for the time being
  • Outdoor facilities freely accessible

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