Strünkede Castle

Herne, Germany

The moated Strünkede Castle with thick walls was the seat of the Barons of Strünkede for seven centuries. The castle was built before 1243. In the mid-17th century it was rebuilt in the early Baroque style. First it housed a restaurant, later the police, and a hospital during the war. In 1948 the city bought the castle, restored it and opened a branch of the Emschertal Museum (Emschertalmuseum) in it with an exhibition covering the city history, the Strünkede Castle and family.

The church, built at Strünkede Castle in the 13th century, is the oldest church in Herne. After reconstruction in 1950 it was opened to the public. The castle’s courtyard hosts open-air concerts, such as the Strünkeder Summer festival. During it tourists enjoy theatrical performances, performances of folk bands, comic artists, film screenings and parties. Here you can buy traditional crafts and taste local specialties. The park around the castle is a favorite vacation spot of the towns people.

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Founded: before 1243
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Hohenstaufen Dynasty (Germany)

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Thomas Dong (11 months ago)
Pretty nice palace in a park. There was an event when I went, so admittance was free. The palace is not as ornate and well maintained as other comparable palaces, and the surrounding water in the moat and ponds was dirty.
Pierre Pronobis (14 months ago)
Very nice place to visit with a calm park around the castle.
Αγνή Βογιατζούλη (2 years ago)
Very very interesting, beautiful, clean, old smell ..!! History analysis in every picture. Clean and warm toiletes and 2,50 euros the entrance. From 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 but for Tuesday, i don't know for other days..
Özge Genç Sütlü (2 years ago)
It was an ideal choice for walking since it was close to the area I was staying. It was quite enjoyable to walk around the castle in the pond where the exhibitions and events were held.
Нелли Рерих (3 years ago)
A very beautiful place. Let it be small. You can take a couple of great pictures
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