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
Burg Hülshoff

Schonebeck 6
D-48329 Havixbeck

Opening Hours

Burg Hülshoff is currently closed. The park is also not accessible during the winter break.
We will be back for you from Wednesday, February 14, 2024!

Droste Museum & DROSTE 1797 – Café-Restaurant

  • Monday and Tuesday: Rest day
  • Wednesday to Sunday: 11 am – 6.30 pm
    The KIOSK is open in good weather.

Park area

  • Monday and Tuesday: 10 am – 5 pm
  • Wednesday to Sunday: 11 am – 6.30 pm

The park of Burg Hülshoff is accessible free of charge during opening hours.
Admission to the Droste Museum is free of charge for visitors under the age of 18 and for persons accompanying people with disabilities.

Droste Museum - audio guide
7,00 € regular - including audio guide/video guide in DGS
4,50 € reduced* - including audio guide/video guide in DGS
5,50 € from a group of 25 people
The audio guide is available in German, English, Dutch and French.

Audiowalk Mein Prinz
5,00 € - including audio guide in German spoken language

Combined ticket Burg Hülshoff & Haus Rüschhaus
12,00 € regular
8,00 € reduced*
9,00 € from a group of 25 persons

Droste Museum - personally accompanied tour only with advance booking!
Groups of up to 24 people pay € 70.00 plus admission per person for a personally accompanied tour (€ 10.50 regular/ € 8.00 reduced*)
Groups of 25 people or more pay a €70.00 agency fee plus €9 per person for a personalised guided tour

For bookings of guided museum tours, please register by email shop@burghuelshoff.de or by telephone on +49 2534 1052.

*Discounts apply to people who receive transfer benefits (citizens' allowance, basic income support or benefits under the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act), students, trainees, people doing their federal voluntary service, members of the voluntary social and ecological year, severely disabled people with a degree of disability of 50% or more (accompanying person free on presentation of proof).

The LWL-MuseumsCard is not valid for Hülshoff Castle.