Burg Hülshoff

Burg Hülshoff is the ancestral seat of an old Westphalian noble family that has played a major role in shaping the history of the prince-bishopric and the city of Münster. By far the most famous member of the family, however, is the great German writer: Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.
Today, the moated castle houses, among other things, the Droste Museum, which provides an insight into the life of the poetess and the nobility of the time. The Droste Museum is located on the mezzanine floor of the castle - above the restaurant located in the basement. The permanent exhibition in the manor house takes visitors through several living rooms, providing information about the history of Burg Hülshoff as well as the life of Annette von Droste-Hülshoff.
The castle is surrounded by extensive parkland, which is freely accessible during opening hours.

About the history of the castle
Opening Hours

Droste Museum
Wednesday to Sunday

Monday & Tuesday
Day off

Café Restaurant
Wednesday to Sunday

Monday & Tuesday
Day off

Monday & Tuesday

Wednesday to Sunday

Closing Days
The entire facility will be closed from December 24-27, 2022.
Starting January 1, 2023, the winter break will begin. The entire facility will remain closed.

Covid – Regulations

For access to the museum and events, the 3G rule (vaccinated, tested, recovered) applies to persons over 18 years of age. Children and adolescents under 18 are completely exempt from the access restrictions (no more testing of 3G/2G/2GPlus proof required). So, as of now, they are allowed to participate in all events and offers without proof requirements.

No restrictions apply to the catering trade. Wearing a mask is desirable for the protection of guests and employees.

Further information about Covid


Tickets for the visit to Burg Hülshoff are available on site. Admission to the park at Burg Hülshoff is free of charge.

Guided tours

Audio guides in German, English, French, Dutch or tablets with videos in German Sign Language (DGS) are available for individual museum visits. The audio and video guides are included in the admission price.
For bookings of museum or exhibition visits for groups as well as individual special tours, please contact us by phone at +49 2534 1052 or by email at museum@burg-huelshoff.de.
The special exhibition The Biedermeier Phantasm | Deep Fake can be experienced via tablets and costs 5 €.