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Castles in North Rhine-Westphalia

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A visit to a castle — whether you stumble over one during a hike outdoors or walk your way around the grounds with a guide — is always something special, and you’ve got 20 beautiful castles to choose from in North Rhine-Westphalia. Just browse our list to find your top castle , and add some history to your next adventure!

The top 20 castles in North Rhine-Westphalia

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    Schloss Burg

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    Castle Castle is always worth a visit. We (family with two children, 3 and 8 years) have participated in a guided tour for the first time. The entrance incl. Guided …

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    Burgruine Hardenstein

    Hiking Highlight

    At the castle ruins you can make beautiful pictures especially in the autumn and in the snow in winter! In addition, the castle ruins Hardenstein is always worth a visit. …

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    Falkenburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The Falkenburg is a ruin on a strategically favorable hilltop above the "Gauseköte" called Osing Pass. It was built from 1194. In 1453 a fire severely damaged the castle and …

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    Ruine Hohensyburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The ruins Hohensyburg is definitely worth a visit. As a hiker I enjoyed the view over Hagen and the Hengsteysee. As a contrast, the casino is not far away. I've already found my luck while enjoying the great view.

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    Schloß Landsberg

    Hiking Highlight

    Great landscaped and well-kept garden with water features, fountains etc. that invites you to linger. The castle cannot be visited from the inside, but a tour around the outside is …

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    Wasserschloss Wittringen

    Bike Touring Highlight

    During the year several markets take place around Wittringen Castle. Art in the Castle, Wittringer Gartentage, Art at the Castle, Fairytale Christmas and Star Shine. All very well worth seeing.
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    Schloss Heessen

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Schloss Heessen is a state-certified boarding school in Hamm (NRW). A full-time school where we maintain a family community and support the individual personality development of our international students. Clear …

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    Schloss Oberwerries

    Bike Touring Highlight

    Schloss Oberwerries has been awarded by the ADFC as bed + bike accommodation. You have the opportunity to stay with larger groups.
    When the weather is fine, you can enjoy …

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    Schloss Velen

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    Castle Velen was created from a castle, which was first mentioned in 1245. Over the centuries, famous master builders have created the "fairytale castle of the Münsterland". Today it is …

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    Schloss Linnep

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    Linnep Castle - a moated castle - is located in Ratingen, in the district of Breitscheid, surrounded by woods and meadows. The beautiful location invites to long walks. Already in …

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    Schloss Paffendorf

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    The moated castle Paffendorf houses the information center about the Rhenish lignite industry. There is a brasserie in the castle with a beer garden in the castle courtyard.

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    Schloss Benrath

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    Benrath Palace was built from 1755 to 1773 under the direction of Nicolas de Pigage (1723–1796) on behalf of Elector Karl Theodor of the Palatinate as a widow's seat for …

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    Schloß Ehreshoven

    Hiking Highlight

    Castle Ehreshoven is currently z. the magnolia blossom on full tour!
    Simply beautiful 👍🌷☀️😎

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    Schloss Raesfeld

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    The history of the castle goes back to the 12th century. After Velen took possession of the castle, it was expanded into a Renaissance-style castle from 1643. After the Second …

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    Schloss Herten

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    Herten Castle is a moated castle on the western edge of downtown Herten. It is located in the midst of an old English landscape garden and was first documented in …

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    Schloss Neuhaus

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Schloss Neuhaus is not only a good spot for a landscape photo, but also hosts many open-air events and cultural events. About festival lights with fireworks, concerts or even …

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    Das Benrather Schloß

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The castle park Benrath with the beautiful castle is an ideal recreational opportunity for young and old. The father Rhine is nearby, gastronomy, playground, cottage garden, Urdenbacher Kämpe (for hiking) or not far from the town of Benrath

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    Ruine Isenburg

    Hiking Highlight

    Great preserved castle ruins. Here you can literally feel the burgeoning of earlier centuries.

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    Schloss Bedburg

    Hiking Highlight

    The castle and the castle park, as well as the restaurant with outdoor management always invites you to visit. The Werwolfwanderweg, which is based on true events, also passes here. 10 KM is the route connecting Bedburg and Alt-Kaster.

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    Schloss Westerwinkel

    Bike Touring Highlight

    The Westerwinkel moated castle is a magnificent baroque palace surrounded by an English garden and a golf course.

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