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Schloss Cappenberg

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  • Sebastian Kowalke

    The castle Cappenberg is a former monastery, which was closed in the context of the Prussian secularization. Later, Minister of State Freiherr von Stein bought the large estate and saved it from decay. Meanwhile, it belongs to one of his descendants and there are numerous different exhibitions in the large buildings. At the moment, it will probably be redeveloped until autumn 2018.

    The collegiate church is still open and all Jakob pilgrims receive a stamp. The church is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9:00 to 12:00.

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    • January 22, 2018

  • Conny

    Beautiful park and from the tower you can enjoy a nice view

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    • April 28, 2018

  • Doris und der Marc

    Castle Cappenberg is always worthwhile.

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    • February 13, 2018

  • Doris und der Marc

    Very nice facility.

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    • February 13, 2018

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    beautiful old castle with charm

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    • February 25, 2020

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

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    In 1122 the first Premonstratensian monastery in the German-speaking area was founded by the last Count Cappenberg on Cappenberg. The order of the Premonstratensians is an association of independent monasteries and is the largest Roman Catholic order of regulated canons. The count built a women's monastery in the neighborhood for his wife, daughter and sister, making Cappenberg a double monastery. The monastery building later fell victim to the Thirty Years' War. In the middle of the 17th century the new building was started, to which we owe today's uniform three-wing system. The monastery was dissolved in 1803, after almost 700 years of existence, and Cappenberg Castle fell into the possession of the Prussian state. Then in 1816 the former Minister of State Karl Freiherr vom und zum Stein bought the property, renovated it and saved it from deterioration. During the Second World War, Cappenberg Castle was used to store works of art. For example, the collection of the Museum for Art and Cultural History Dortmund and art treasures from various destroyed churches were relocated to Cappenberg to protect them from Allied bombing. Today the castle is privately owned by Count von Kanitz, a descendant of Karl Freiherr vom Stein.
    gaerten-in-westfalen.de/die-gaerten-parks/ruhrgebiet/schloss-cappenberg

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    • July 31, 2020

  • clasinho

    A worthwhile start / finish point, or a good opportunity for a break in the picture restaurant "Alte Kegelbahn".
    cafe-kegelbahn.de/html/speisekarte.html

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    • May 30, 2018

  • Addi

    There is a nice organic coffee on the farm. Highly recommended

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    • September 24, 2018

  • Jan R

    The Cappenberg Castle (formerly Cappenberg Monastery) is a former Premonstratensian canon in the Cappenberg district of the city of Selm. It lies on the northern outskirts of Lünen, north of the Lippe, on the southern edge of the Münsterland on a hill, the Cappenberg, surrounded by extensive beech forests, and is a viewpoint with a view over the Lippeauen to the eastern Ruhr area from Hamm to Dortmund. Cappenberg was the first Premonstratensian monastery in Germany. Admission was reserved for the nobility. At the end of the 17th century, the monastery buildings were rebuilt. After secularization in the wake of the Napoleonic Wars, it became a domain of the estate in 1803. The abbey building was converted into a castle. In 1816 it was purchased by the Prussian statesman Freiherr vom Stein and served as a retirement home for him. Cappenberg, together with the estates of the Scheda monastery, was made a ruler and later passed into the possession of the Counts of Kanitz. Part of the castle now serves as a museum that u. a. Shows exhibitions of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. The former collegiate church is now the parish church of the Catholic parish of St. Johannes Evangelist.
    (Source: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kloster_Cappenberg)

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    • May 10, 2020

  • Peter_H_65 🐻

    << Cappenberg Castle >>
    ruhr-guide.de/freizeit/burgen-und-schloesser/schloss-cappenberg/16516,0,0.html
    In 1122, the first Premonstratensian monastery in German-speaking countries was founded by the last count Cappenberg. The Order of Premonstratensians is an association of independent monasteries and is the largest Roman Catholic order of regulated canons. The count built a women's monastery in the neighborhood for his wife, daughter and sister, making Cappenberg a double monastery. The monastery building later fell victim to the Thirty Years' War. The new building was started in the middle of the 17th century, thanks to which we owe today's uniform three-wing system. The monastery was dissolved in 1803, after almost 700 years of existence, and Cappenberg Castle fell into the possession of the Prussian state. Subsequently, the former Minister of State Karl Freiherr vom und zum Stein bought the property in 1816, renovated it and saved it from decay. Cappenberg Castle served as a storage place for works of art during the Second World War. For example, the collection of the Museum of Art and Cultural History in Dortmund and art treasures from various destroyed churches were moved to Cappenberg to protect them from Allied bombing raids. The castle is now privately owned by the Count of Kanitz, a descendant of Karl Freiherr vom Stein.
    gaerten-in-westfalen.de/die-gaerten-parks/ruhrgebiet/schloss-cappenberg

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    • July 31, 2020

  • alby

    Very nice view of the former game park and a cozy beer garden at the old bowling alley

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    • August 4, 2020

  • dorothee

    Monument to the baron from and to the stone

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    • November 28, 2020

  • 🌲🅹︎🅴︎🅽︎🆂︎🌲

    beautiful old castle with charm

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    • February 25, 2020

  • 🌲🅹︎🅴︎🅽︎🆂︎🌲

    beautiful old castle with charm

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    • February 25, 2020

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