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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Нелли Рерих (16 months ago)
A very beautiful place. Let it be small. You can take a couple of great pictures
Daniel Pabst (2 years ago)
Unfortunately I can't say much because it is closed at the moment. But from the outside it looks nice
Yuya MATSUDA (2 years ago)
Lovely place. Recommend.
Yuya MATSUDA (2 years ago)
Lovely place. Recommend.
Ingrid Graumann (2 years ago)
Nice concert in the castle garden
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