Münsterland Castles with Charm
Like in a fairytale with charm.
- 7 Days / 6 Nights
- Self-guided tour
Arrival in Münster
Münster, a worthwhile starting point and destination of this tour lures with old gabled houses, art museums, the cathedral, the Peace Hall, the principal market, Lake Aa, with the castle and many traditional student pubs. Come early and take a tour by bike in the city center of Münster.
Walk around the old town of Münster on the famous promenade, past the castle before you cycle out of the city in the green Münsterland parkland. Take a worthwhile break on "Rüschhaus House" with the Droste-Hulshoff Museum and castle Hülshoff with extensive park system. Visit Havixbeck the interesting sandstone museum and make a stop in one of the lovely cafes and beer gardens along the way. The highest peak in the whole Münsterland is the Longinusturm, with its fantastic panoramic view - a real highlight at this stage. Then look forward to Billerbeck that is nestled in the mountain range of Baumberge and features medieval streets.
Through lovely parkland of Westmünsterland you will cycle to the enchanting castle Darfeld and the chateau Varlar, which are both inhabited private. Sparse forests accompany you to the beautiful city of Coesfeld. Visit the worth seeing Lamberti church on the central square in the old core and take a break in the quaint local pub brewery Stephanus. In the afternoon you reach the foothills of the Baumerge, you pass lonely lying farms and finally you cycle along the Berkel back to Billerbeck.
There is much to see on this day! Visit Equip the picturesque place Nottuln with its historic Baroque center, whose Stiftsplatz is considered one of the most beautiful places in the Münster region. Visit the oldest blue printing plant in Westphalia and watch the production of blankets and curtains. Then you continue the famous "Castle Route" and cycle through open fields and meadows to the castle Senden, passing castle Kakesbeck to Lüdinghausen with its medieval fortress 'Burg Vischering'. This belongs with its drawbridge, the castle and the worth seeing Münsterland Museum to the best preserved and most beautiful castles in Germany! Not only the associated Castle Cafe invites for an enjoyable stay, but also the remarkable facilities.
Get excited for an other highlight of your trip. After a few kilometers you will reach castle Nordkirchen that has the promising epithet "the Westphalian Versailles". Not only the precious interior with ornate plaster ceilings, the precious paintings, the tall columns, the black marble fireplaces are worth seeing, but also the extensive park with its beautiful gardens and the Orangery. Also the pheasant and the Oranienburg want to be discovered. Then you cycle to Selm, where the beach on Ternscher See lures with excellent water quality for swimming and sun terrace to linger. After refreshing you bike in the afternoon on the "Castle Route" route back to Lüdinghausen.
This morning, following the famous "Pättkes" through the typical parkland up to the small town Ottmarsbocholt, that proudly presents its historic grain windmill. On the "Castle Route" you cycle to the Dortmund-Ems Canal, that is the largest stretch of water through the Munsterland and leads you now to Münster. Enjoy the last few kilometers of the trip through the "Old Port" of the city, which in recent years become the most popular meeting places for students due to a multitude of restaurants. Have the cycling day come to an end and immerse yourself into the bustling life of the charming city.
Departure or extension
This is an easy tour with relaxed biking in flat terrain.
- Accommodation as already mentioned
- Breakfast buffet
- Luggage transfer between the hotels
- Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English with route maps, route description, local attractions, important telephone numbers)
- GPS-Devise for deposit
- Service hotline
Arrival / Parking / Departure:
- Münster train station
- Public Multi-storey car park close to the hotels approx. EUR 5 per day, to be paid for at the time, no reservation possible.
- Public car park at the hotel, approx. EUR 20 per day, no reservation possible, to be paid for at the time.
- Park & Ride car park, free of charge. By bus you reach the hotel.
Hotel Mövenpick Münster
The spacious and comfortable hotel Mövenpick Münster extends over two buildings.
Hotel Domschenke Billerbeck
The Hotel Domschenke is located in a rural area and is a good starting point for hiking or cycling tours.
Hotel No 11
The charming Stadthotel No. 11 is located in the middle of the city centre in the pedestrian zone.