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Nordkirchen Castle, © Bjorn Troch / The Social Traveler

Castle hunt­ing in Mün­ster­land

The Mün­ster­land-mis­sion: The Mün­ster­land is a re­gion full of stun­ning castles. I had to find four of them in the south of the Mün­ster­land and I had to make sure my last stop was at Sportschloss Velen.

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.

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    Rose in front of Sportschloss Velen, © Bjorn Troch / The Social Traveler
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    Lembeck Castle, © Bjorn Troch / The Social Traveler
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    Nordkirchen Castle, © Bjorn Troch / The Social Traveler
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    Burg Lüdinghausen, © Bjorn Troch / The Social Traveler
Vischering Castle

Vis­cher­ing Castle

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.

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Burg Lüdinghausen, © Bjorn Troch / The Social Traveler

Burg Lüd­ing­hausen

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.

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Nordkirchen Castle, © Bjorn Troch / The Social Traveler

Nordkirchen 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.

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Schloss Lembeck, © Bjorn Troch / The Social Traveler

Schloss Lem­beck

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.

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Rose in front of Sportschloss Velen, © Bjorn Troch / The Social Traveler

Hy­per­tour of Sportschloss Velen

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