Haus Rüschhaus

Haus Rüschhaus is a country estate in the Nienberge district of Münster, Westphalia. It was built in the period from 1745 to 1748 according to designs by Johann Conrad Schlaun and was occupied by him as a summer residence. In 1825, the Rüschhaus was acquired by the Droste-Hülshoff family and a year later the poet Annette von Droste-Hülshoff moved in here together with her mother and her sister Jenny. The writer lived and wrote in the Rüschhaus for about 20 years. Her living quarters can be visited as part of a personal guided tour. The garden is freely accessible during opening hours.

To the history of Haus Rüschhaus
Haus Rüschhaus

Am Rüschhaus 81

D-48161 Münster

Opening Hours

Haus Rüschhaus is currently closed. From Wednesday, March 27, 2024, the tours in the Droste Museum will start.

Droste Museum

  • Wednesday to Friday: 2 pm – 6 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm

Droste Museum accompanied tour

  • Wednesday to Friday: 2 pm, 3.30 pm, 5 pm (personally accompanied tours)
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11 am and 5 pm (incl. audio guide), 12.30 pm, 2 pm, 3.30 pm (personally accompanied tours)

Garden freely accessible

  • Wednesday to Friday 1.30 pm – 6 pm
  • Saturday and Sunday 10.30 am – 6 pm

Season and closing times
The Rüschhaus is open until October 31, 2024.


Admission to the park at Haus Rüschhaus is free of charge.

Droste Museum incl. audio guide
7,00 € regular
4,50 € reduced*
5,50 € from a group of 25 persons

Droste Museum incl. personally accompanied tour
10,50 € regular
8,00 € reduced*

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

Groups of up to 24 people outside regular opening hours pay € 70.00 plus admission per person for a personally accompanied tour (€ 10.50 regular / € 8.00 reduced*)
Groups of 25 people or more outside regular opening hours pay € 70.00 plus € 9.00 per person for a personalised guided tour

*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 Haus Rüschhaus.

Haus Rüschhaus virtually

In 2020, the literary videos of the Friendly Objects were created in the Rüschhaus. Four films lead us through the Rüschhaus and to four objects in it. In the films, members of the guided tour team introduce these objects. Afterwards we see the exhibits in close-up. In addition, authors read texts that they have written especially for these objects.

Friendly Objects at Haus Rüschhaus

The reopening of the Droste Museum and the digital formats are funded by the NEUSTART program of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and by the LWL Cultural Foundation.