Burg Vischering, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Palaces and castles

In­sights in­to the past be­fore fairytale back­drops

All over North Rhine-West­phalia, grand castles and im­pos­ing fort­resses have ex­cit­ing tales to tell from dif­fer­ent eras. With their Eng­lish land­scaped gar­dens, Baroque parks, mu­seums and art ex­hib­i­tions, they provide fant­ast­ic week­end ex­cur­sion des­tin­a­tions. The im­press­ive build­ings also of­fer the per­fect set­ting for wed­dings and events. Dis­cov­er the most vis­ited and im­press­ive palaces and castles in the Ger­man state un­der “ar­chi­tec­tur­al mas­ter­pieces”, “res­id­ences steeped in his­tory” and “di­verse ex­per­i­ence des­tin­a­tions”.

Nordkirchen moated castle, view from garden, © Oliver Franke, Tourismus NRW e.V.

Ar­chi­tec­tur­al mas­ter­pieces

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Corvey Castle in Höxter, front view, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Res­id­ences steeped in his­tory

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Drachenburg Castle in Königswinter, aerial view, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Di­verse ex­per­i­ence des­tin­a­tions

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