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

Droste Museum
April 1-October 31, 2022:
Wednesday to Sunday
Visit with guided tour only:
11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30.

Garden freely accessible
Wednesday to Sunday
11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Special exhibition Deep Work | Writing and Coding
Saturday and Sunday as part of an escorted visit:
11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m.

Closing Hours
From June 15 to 19, 2022, we cordially invite you to the Droste Festival 2022. The Museum at Haus Rüschhaus will be closed during this time.


Tickets for the visit of Haus Rüschhaus are available on site. Admission to the Haus Rüschhaus park is free of charge.

5 € regular / 3,50 € reduced*
5 € Special Exhibition

Admission is free for people under 18 and for accompanying persons of people with disabilities.

To book group visits to the museum or exhibition please contact us via phone at 0049 (0)2534 1052 or via Mail at

*Reductions for recipients of benefits according to the Social Security Codes II and XII, students (with the exception of "study in old age"), trainees, volunteers, members of the voluntary social and ecological year, severely disabled people with a degree of disability from 80% (accompanying person free with proof).

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.