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The moated castle of Hülshoff

Münsterland - based in one hotel

Moated castles, fortresses and beautiful nature

6 Days / 5 Nights
The moated castle of Hülshoff

The Münsterland is a region full of history and stories of European significance. The 30-year war ended here, the famous poet Annette von Droste Hülshoff lived and worked here. Last but not least, architects built many charming manor houses, castles and palaces in equally charming landscapes, including the species-rich and varied Hohe Ward forest area. Get to know this fascinating region on daily trips from Münster. The city itself impresses with many historical buildings worth seeing as well as being a lively student city with a dense and lively cultural scene.

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Itinerary at a glance

Forests and castles meet a fascinating history in Münsterland. You'll visit the Senden Water Castle and Schloss Nordkirchen, often referred to as the "Münsterland Versailles." Münster itself is a lively university city.

You travel individually to Münster. The information meeting and bike handover (if booked) will take place in the late afternoon. Enjoy the evening at Münster's Prinzipalmarkt with its many historic buildings, for example.

You cycle along the banks of the Dortmund-Ems Canal to Münster's city harbor with the Kreativkai, as well as to the old town with famous buildings such as the town hall and St. Paul's Cathedral. Along the Aasee lake, which is also home to Münster's all-weather zoo, you cycle back to the hotel.

Many Münsterland castles await you today. The Dortmund-Ems Canal takes you to the moated castle at Senden. Other impressive buildings include Haus Kakerbeck, the castles of Vischering and Lüdinghausen as well as Nordkirchen Castle, the "Münsterland Versailles".

Today you follow in the footsteps of Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. Via Bösensell and Tilbeck Abbey, you will reach Hülshoff moated castle, the poet's birthplace. Other stops on the tour include Haus Rüschhaus, a former residence of Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, Haus Vögeding and Roxel.

In Rinkerode, you will first see two charming manor houses before reaching the beautiful Werse cycle path. Here, your route takes you through one of the most attractive cultural landscapes in Münsterland and the Hohe Ward forest area with the historic Hiltrup waterworks.

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Route Information


All routes are mostly flat! Cycling is mostly on tarmac or paved farm tracks, occasionally on small side roads. The routes are particularly suitable for beginners and cycle groups.

Prices and dates

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Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accommodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • 1 Welcome drink on the arrival day
  • 1 multi-course meal during your stay
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • Use of the Garden of Silence, sensory park and sauna area
  • App for navigation and GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Bike rental, including rental bike insurance

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Münster train station
  • Düsseldorf or Dortmund airport
  • Free parking at the hotel, no reservation possible

Things to note

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

Join us in achieving greater sustainability by choosing our digital route book, rather than the printed version. As a small thank you we will give you a discount of EUR 20 per room.

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