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Hello Thorsten, the castle Varlar has nothing to do with the bike train Münsterland and is located about 3 km from the RadBahn. But the castle is a worthwhile destination. Unfortunately, you can only visit it from the outside. It is used privately. There is the Princely Administration housed.
A little tip: next to the gate runs a small trail. There you can also see the castle from the entrance side!
November 3, 2019
The Münsterland bike path is a 39.4-kilometer railway track on the former route from Rheine to Coesfeld (former course book route 284), a section of the Duisburg-Quakenbrück railway line. The name of the bike path was awarded in autumn 2011, replacing the former project name Schlossallee Radweg Rheine - Coesfeld.
After the operation ended in 1984 for passenger transport and finally in 1999 for freight, the former railway tracks were quickly overgrown by grass, bushes and trees.
In 2008, the neighboring towns and municipalities decided to buy the derelict railway line and turn it into a bike path. This was also supported by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The construction costs amounted to about 6.4 million euros, of which the country took over 5.2 million euros
January 2, 2019
Varlar Castle, in my memory the place where you could ice-skate ages ago! Today it is always a nice starting point to get there by bike, mountain bike or on foot. The castle with the surrounding moat, the fields and the nearby forest invite you to spend time there. Geese and birds can be seen in the meadows. The castle itself can only be seen from the outside and from afar, as it is privately owned! But along the moat you can get close via pattchen.
April 16, 2020
Very nice area, unfortunately not easy to visit. Once a year the local rifle club celebrates its rifle festival there, then you can go to the facility. If you walk to the right of the meadow in front of the gate (there is a "trail"), you can walk along the moat and view it from a distance.
May 25, 2020
Varlar Abbey, often referred to as a monastery, was a Premonstratensian monastery founded by the Counts of Cappenberg in the Münsterland. The monastery, which was converted into Varlar Castle, is in the farming community of Varlar in the Osterwick district of Rosendahl. The community there existed from about 1123/24 until secularization in 1803. Afterwards the monastery became the property of the game and Rhine counts of Salm, who took over a large part of the extensive ecclesiastical property and for a short time also became rulers.
June 14, 2020
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