Westerwinkel Castle

Ascheberg, Germany

Westerwinkel Castle is one of the earliest baroque castles in Westphalia. The closed four-winged complex was built in the middle of the 17th century. The castle changed hands several times. It came into the possession of the present lords of Westerwinkel, the Counts of Merveldt, in 1555 when Herman von Merveldt married Ursula von Diepenbrock, heiress daughter of Westerwinkel.

The castle was built in the middle of an English garden. It is a complex of moats whose origins can be traced to the early Baroque style and whose principles correspond to the moats of the castle in the Middle Ages. However, the moats were not dug for defensive purposes, as this system of defence was already obsolete at the time, but with an architectural objective that is representative of the Baroque style.

The entire complex extends over two rectangular islands, the buildings are on the eastern island, the garden is on the western island. Very striking are the different perspectives on the palace when walking around the historic complex.



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Founded: 17th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Thirty Years War & Rise of Prussia (Germany)

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zbyglus (2 years ago)
Beautiful castle
Tony King (3 years ago)
There is really not s lot to see here! The Schloss is substantially a very new reconstruction and operates as a hotel for bikers including not a few geriatric "bike hogs" A pleasant short walk but that's about all.
Marcus Bennemann (4 years ago)
Great Golf parcour around an old Water Castle
Mahmoud Fbi (5 years ago)
Nice place
Shannon Dann Robinson (6 years ago)
Great golf course
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