Aside from great nature views, there’s another surprising attraction to be found in the Münsterland, North Rhine-Westphalia: Throughout the entire region you can find over hundred castles that are all worth a visit. I had to find 5 of these castles as part of my destination challenges in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Vischering Castle appears to have jumped out of a fairytale-like look: There’s a beautiful bridge leading you to the entrance of the castle. The castle itself has that typical, cute and fairytalelike build you only find in Germany.
The other castle I found was just a short drive away: Burg Lüdinghausen. This castle looks a bit like an old school, with a strange tower right in the middle of the building. Not at all the most beautiful castle in the region, though the main entranceway gives you that majestic feeling one would expect from a castle.
Nordkirchen castle is the castle that has it all: a beautiful area with a pond (swans included!) and a lot of green on the side. The building itself is huge and has that ultimate royal feel. You can explore the entire domain by bicycle, and you should at least take half a day to get that ultimate castle experience.
The castle I liked the most and completely spoke to my imagination was Schloss Lembeck. You can’t enter the castle, since it’s privately owned. But the view on the entrance way is reason enough to go check out this castle!
After a day full of castle visiting, you might want to know what it feels like to spend a night in a real one? Sport Schloss Velen can help you satisfy that urge! This castle-turned-hotel was my last stop on the route and the place I was able to rest my head like a true ancient king!
Read more about The Social Traveler exploring the Münsterland.