Parks und Gärten Schloss Nordkirchen, © Foto Oliver Franke, Tourismus NRW e.V.

Parks and Gardens in NRW


Castles and royal residences surrounded by exceptional landscaping

In NRW, the gardens of baroque castles, the parks of majestic royal residences and the green oases of gardening exhibitions from the past offer ample opportunity for pleasant strolls. Every region of NRW has its own example of outstanding landscape architecture or garden design. More unusual and exotic surprises also await, including a botanical garden with a 1.80 metre-high flowering plant, sculpture parks and oriental gardens.

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Familie am Teich, © Grugapark Essen

Grugapark in Essen

Essen’s most beautiful garden

Relaxation and adventure, nature and culture, sports facilities and picnic/barbecue areas – available all year round in Essen’s most beautiful park.

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Ausblick auf das Schloss Benrath, © Stiftung Schloss und Park Benrath

Benrath Palace and Castle Park

Magnificent Düsseldorf structure and park

Düsseldorf’s grandiosity is not limited to the designer shops of the Königsallee: Benrath Palace is considered the state capital’s most important architectural work of art.

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Schloss Homburg im Winter, © Tourismus NRW e.V

Homburg Castle

The Baroque jewel of Bergisches Land

From the 11th century to the present day: the museum of Homburg Castle is not all visitors can experience at the historic castle.

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Schloss Dyck bei der Illumina, © Stiftung Schloss Dyck / Foto: Michael Reuter

Schloss Dyck

English inspiration surrounded by water

The park, with its old trees, still looks just as it did in the 19th century. At the same time, as an international centre for garden art, Schloss Dyck’s latest developments have a lot to offer.

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Fahrradfahrer vor dem Schloss Anholt, © Thorsten Brönner, www.thorstenbroenner.de

Anholt Castle and Park

A moated castle in Münsterland

The former fortress is one of the most beautiful moated castles in Münsterland. Whilst great art awaits inside the castle, the outdoor area entices visitors to take a walk through the Baroque park.

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Schloss Moyland mit einer schöne Ansicht, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Moyland Castle in Bedburg-Hau

A Lower Rhine Mecca for fans of Beuys

Discover Joseph Beuys in detail: the imposing Moyland Castle on the Lower Rhine houses the world's largest collection of works by the major Düsseldorf artist.

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Ansicht auf die Sparrenburg Bielefeld, © Bielefeld Marketing GmbH Topel

Sparrenburg Bielefeld

The most famous castle in the Teutoburg Forest

Experience medieval adventure and enjoy exquisite views: perched high above Bielefeld, the Sparrenburg offers a magnificent view over the Teutoburg Forest.

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Das Schloss Nordkirchen mit einer alten Statue, © Oliver Franke, Tourismus NRW e.V.

Nordkirchen Castle

The Versailles of NRW

The park is one of the most beautiful gardens in Europe and along with the magnificent palace, this Münsterland enclosure is considered the "Westphalian Versailles".

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