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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Mr. Weeman (15 months ago)
Hier kann man sich etwas zurückziehen u d einen Drink zu sich nehmen. Gefällt..
Eckhard Senczek (17 months ago)
Ein sehr schönes kleines Schloss mit einem tollen Heimatmuseum. Veranstaltungen wie "Folk im Schloss" der Mittelaltermarkt, Adventsmarkt und noch vieles mehr, laden zu wirklich schönen Stunden dort ein.
Kai Warmus (17 months ago)
Das 1243 erstmals erwähnte Schloss Strünkede gehört zu den Wasserschlössern in NRW. Es ist von Gräften und einem großen Teich umgeben. In seiner wechselvollen Geschichte war ea Adelssitz, Restaurant, Lazarett, Polizeiquartier, Unterkunft für die Hitler-Jugend und Kindererholungsheim. Seit 1944 ist es in den Besitz der Stadt übergegangwn. Heute ist es ein gut sortiertes, sehenswertes Museum mit einer Dauerausstellung zum Schloss und der Region sowie wechselnde Sonderausstellungen.
BRIGITTE GREY (18 months ago)
Die Sonderausstellung Britannien in Westfalen ist klasse. Das Museum selbst hat auch in der Dauerausstellung auch schöne Stücke . Immer wieder gibt es tolle Führungen.
Mohammed Olabi (2 years ago)
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