Lüdinghausen Castle

Lüdinghausen, Germany

Built in the 12th century by members of the von Lüdinghausen dynasty, the Lüdinghausen castle later came into the possession of the Bishop of Münster or the cathedral chapter. In the second half of the 16th century, Canon Gottfried von Raesfeld rebuilt the complex into a typical Renaissance castle - with elaborately decorated window gables and a magnificent coat of arms plaque in the inner courtyard of the castle complex. In the 19th century, the castle initially passed into the hands of the Prussians before becoming private property.

Surrounded by a magnificent park, which once formed the fortification system, the castle lies in the heart of the town, right next to the town hall.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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www.muensterland.com

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Tadek BAD (5 months ago)
Ok !
Sarah Mo (9 months ago)
Nice castle to look at from the moat but nothing interesting inside.
Ksenija Nikolic (2 years ago)
Experience on your own kind of tour, really cute
Αγνή Βογιατζούλη (2 years ago)
Wide open castle with a river around. It was a bit colder there from huminity. But it was closed. Its only open at midday.. i dont get it. From 14:00-17:00. Why in the noon; people sleep and eat at this time. If i knew i wouldn't go. Nevertheless it very beautiful just for a walk.
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