The centuries leave traces. This is very clear at some palaces and castles, which have survived wars, destruction and plunder. The remains of castle walls from the early Medieval period bear witness to former glory. Furnishings that may only be looked at nowadays reflect the wealth and splendour of earlier times. A king resided in one luxurious building, somewhere else an important lord feuded with his neighbour. A monastery became a castle. Old conflicts ended through family reunions. Marriages brought wealth and allowed for new beginnings. Anyone who would like to go on a brief journey through time is in the right place at these residences steeped in history.
Please note that interested parties should check the websites of the castles to see whether dates and opening times have changed. There you will usually find information on behavioral requirements, access limits and hygiene measures as well.
Burg Hülshoff in Havixbeck
Two centuries ago, the birthplace of the poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797-1848) was already a show-place of outstanding poetry and sharp-witted reflection on the world. Over the next few years, the moated castle in Münsterländ’s Havixbeck is to be transformed into a “future location for literature”.
Westphalia gained its first UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014: The former Benedictine abbey at Corvey with the same name as the lost monastery town is permitted to carry this title.
Homburg Castle Nümbrecht
Embark on a journey through history, from the 11th century to the present day. Schloss Homburg is a place steeped in history where visitors can learn so much about development and change, and not just at the museum of the Upper Bavarian district.