Hülshoff Castle

Havixbeck, Germany

Hülshoff Castle near Havixbeck is one of the most popular destinations in Münsterland. The first documented mention of the castle dates back to 1349. It developed from the former upper court, to which a manor house was added by the then owners, the Lords of Schonebeck. In 1417 the ancestors of the poet acquired the knight's seat. The manor house, which was built as a closed Renaissance complex in the years 1540-1545, has essentially been preserved to this day.

As it presents itself at present, it is a beautiful Renaissance building from the years 1540-1545 after a reconstruction by Heinrich I von Droste-Hülshoff. Today, the moated castle houses, among other things, the Droste Museum, which provides an insight into the life of the poetess and the nobility of the time. The surrounding park offers an attractive excursion destination in summer.



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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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KarTech SuperManiac (2 years ago)
It's a nice bike ride. 8kms from the city, very nice route. Also, you can go for a nice walk in the woods out there. You cannot bike inside the premises but you can take your bike along.
Tamara Lambers (2 years ago)
I went here with my friend on hangover day to relax. It’s so peaceful to walk through the gardens by the water or through the Forrest. We had some lush food in the restaurant and the best fresh waffle ever before the head chef personally advised us to check out the museum. We were a bit late but they still let us in and were super sweet. We were able to chose the language of the audio guide and we were glad you could go at your own pace and chose what to listen to. The staff were all super friendly. I recommend spending an afternoon here away from the hectic daily routines for some much needed grounding 6 stars
Tugbay Atilla (2 years ago)
Calm, quite and mostly empty on Sunday. Coffee was little bit expensive and not so good yet people were super friendly. They had fresh Waffel but i was full already so i did not try but it‘s Waffel, cannot be bad, right?
Leny G. Ocasiones (2 years ago)
Beautiful garden and castle but is a lot of challenge to go if you rely on public transport. Our experience was very tiring as when we were on our way, the bus was late for 15 minutes and there were two bus stops with the name of the castle so we stopped in the the first one only to learn that it’s still a kilometer walk to the castle. Going back we made sure to be in the bus stop on the scheduled time. After we waited for 20 minutes, no bus came so we decided to walk only to see the bus pass by after 30 minutes! The museum within the castle needs to improve in its content. There were no captions in the old furnitures/ paintings, etc. They only give you an audio which was all in German ?.
Renan Moreira (2 years ago)
Beautiful place and friendly staff! Sadly, like almost everything in Germany, the buildings went through renovations (which is nice) and it's patterns everywhere. Like the same white windows seen in the whole land...
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