Schloss Darfeld

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  • sed.ierksmeier

    A very beautiful, idyllic and typically Münsterland moated castle. Built sometime around 1600 and restored after a fire in early 1900. Is privately owned and inhabited. The bike path leads but directly past the castle and offers beautiful insights - tip!

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    • June 12, 2017

  • Henning

    The castle is privately owned and inhabited, so you can only look at it from the outside, but if you're on the Bahnradweg Münsterland, it's worth taking a short detour here. It is one of the most beautiful facilities on the 100 castles route.

    More info: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wasserschloss_Darfeld

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    • November 20, 2016

  • mlugi

    Beautiful bike path through the Münsterland, beautiful castle

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    • May 16, 2016

  • Matthias

    One of the most beautiful castles on the castles route in Münsterland.

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    • August 5, 2018

  • Radwanderer MK

    worth seeing, nice place for a break

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    • June 5, 2017

  • Peter aus Steinfurt

    The castle and the whole area, including the estate, are in a great condition.
    You should already linger for a moment and let the seen work on you.
    We drive here, at different seasons, over and over again and wonder how the views change.

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    • October 15, 2018

  • Thorsten G

    Schloss Darfeld is one of the most impressive sights on the 100-Schlösser-Route through the Münsterland. With the castle Burgsteinfurt it shares the character of an original fortification on two islands with representative residential buildings of the nobility. Like many other castles in Münsterland, Schloss Darfeld today (2012) is privately owned and inhabited. Therefore, Darfeld Castle can only be visited from the outside across the pond, and the castle park is not open to the public. Guided tours are not offered.

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    • January 2, 2019

  • Thorsten G

    Das Wasserschloss Darfeld (überwiegend Schloss Darfeld, auch Haus Darfeld) ist ein Gutshaus, ehem. Rittersitz, ehem. Amtssitz und Baudenkmal in der Bauerschaft Netter bei dem Dorf Darfeld in der Gemeinde Rosendahl, Kreis Coesfeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, auf 95 m Meereshöhe.

    Es wurde nach einem Brand im Jahr 1899 schwer beschädigt und in den Jahren 1902–1904 in der heutigen Form wieder aufgebaut. Aus der Bauzeit 1612–1618 ist vor allem die manieristische Fassade zum Innenhof erhalten.
    Erste Besitzer und wohl auch Gründer der Anlage waren die Ritter von Darfeld, die in der Zeit von 1092 bis 1290 urkundlich belegt sind und Ministerialen des Hochstifts Münster waren.

    1553 besaß die Adelsfamilie von Vörden das Anwesen. Jobst von Vörden ließ als erster ein Schloss an dieser Stelle erbauen, über dessen Gestaltung keine Erkenntnisse vorliegen. Sein Nachfolger Johann Heinrich, der Domscholaster in Münster geworden war, verkaufte 1651 das Gut an den Grafen Adrian von Flodorf.

    Graf Adrian von Flodorf stand persönlich im Streit mit dem Bischof von Münster, Christoph Bernhard von Galen. Dieser Streit wirkte sich sogar negativ auf die politischen Beziehungen des Hochstifts Münster zu den Vereinigten Niederlanden aus. Wegen dieser Gegensätze und weil der Graf den Kaufpreis nicht zahlen wollte, fiel Schloss Darfeld zunächst an den Verkäufer zurück. 1659 besaß Christoph Bernhard als Lehnsherr das Schloss. Doch erst 1679 schloss der Hauptmann Dietrich Ludolf von Galen zu Ermelinghof einen abschließenden Vergleich mit Flodorf.

    Schloss Darfeld gehört zu den eindrucksvollsten Erscheinungen auf der 100-Schlösser-Route durch das Münsterland. Mit dem Schloss Burgsteinfurt teilt es den Charakter einer ursprünglichen Wehranlage auf zwei Inseln mit repräsentativen Wohnbauten des Adels. Wie viele andere Schlösser im Münsterland ist Schloss Darfeld heute (2012) in Privatbesitz und wird bewohnt. Daher ist Schloss Darfeld nur von außen aus der Ferne über die Teichanlage hinweg zu besichtigen, der Schlosspark ist nicht öffentlich zugänglich. Führungen werden nicht angeboten.

    • January 2, 2019

  • Hartmut Peltz

    Nice architecture. Not to be visited. Nice forest environment.

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    • April 29, 2019

  • Frank 🚲 👈

    A very nice moated castle 🏰 and great outbuildings 👍

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    • March 8, 2020

  • Frank 🚲 👈

    Very nice and well-preserved water castle 🏰

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    • July 5, 2020

  • Münster 4 Eva

    Beautiful castle! It's worth it!

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    • August 3, 2018

  • SilentMick

    Very impressive structure. Should you have seen.

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    • July 5, 2018

  • Ulli

    An absolutely worth seeing building.

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    • May 4, 2020

  • casterℹx (Rainer S.)

    The moated castle Darfeld is a manor house, a former knight's seat, a former official residence and a monument.
    It was badly damaged after a fire in 1899 and rebuilt in its present form in 1902–1904. From the construction period 1612–1618, the Mannerist facade facing the inner courtyard has been preserved.

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Ingwer

    Origins go back to the time around the 12th century.

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    • August 31, 2018

  • GPS Biker

    One of the most beautiful water castles in the Münsterland. Unfortunately, it can only be viewed from the outside. Nevertheless, it is worth visiting on a bike tour. Perhaps you can combine the tour with a visit to the Darfeld Generational Park (old train station).

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    • January 28, 2020

  • Lothar

    Very nice castle, unfortunately it can only be viewed from the outside.

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    • May 16, 2020

  • Günter

    Worth seeing, even if you can't see the lap from the inside.

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    • May 20, 2020

  • alausl

    Darfeld Castle is always worth the trip. Enjoy a croissant at the bakery Eslage in Darfeld.

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    • May 21, 2020

  • Wolfgang

    The moated castle Darfeld is a very impressive building. It is a former knight's seat and today the headquarters and property of the Droste zu Vischering family.
    Count Droste still lives there today.

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    • June 8, 2020

  • Fiete B.

    Darfeld Castle

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    • June 28, 2020

  • Lothar

    Nice to look at. Always suitable as a stopover for a bike tour, but neither the courtyard nor the lawn area may be entered from outside.

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    • July 12, 2020

  • Gerd

    This beautiful 17th century moated castle is one of the most beautiful of its kind. Although it cannot be visited from the inside, you should definitely take a short tour because it is located directly on the R1.

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    • July 23, 2020


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