Skulpturen im Park des Wasserschloss 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.

Schloss Moyland ist ein Wasserschloss bei Bedburg-Hau, © Dominik Ketz, Tourismus NRW e.V.

Moy­land Castle in Bed­burg-Hau

A Lower Rhine Mecca for fans of Beuys

Since its res­tor­a­tion in the 1990s the neo-goth­ic wa­ter castle is a sig­ni­fic­ant mu­seum for mod­ern and con­tem­por­ary art. Be­sides oth­ers the found­a­tion mu­seum Schloss Moy­land pos­sesses the world’s largest col­lec­tion of art works from Joseph Beuys and is a re­search centre of in­ter­na­tion­al de­gree. Moreover his­tor­ic­al gar­dens stretch around the castle at the Lower Rhine.

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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 Düs­sel­dorf

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 Nüm­brecht

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

An­holt Castle and Park An­holt

A moated castle in Mün­ster­land

The 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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Die Barockbrücke, heute auch Hochzeitsbrücke genannt, ist im Park von Schloss Dyck ein beliebtes Fotomotiv., © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Schloss Dyck Jüchen

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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Die Sparrenburg thront auf dem 180 Meter hohen Sparrenberg, © Bielefeld Marketing GmbH

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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Schloss Nordkirchen wird auch „Westfälisches Versailles“ genannt, © Foto Oliver Franke / Tourismus NRW e.V.

Nordkirchen Castle Nordkirchen

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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