Hotel Schloss Wilkinghege

 Steinfurter Strasse, 374 48159 Münster − Germany

This romantic renaissance château which was first documented in 1311 situated on the outskirts of the historical university town of Münster, is set in a peaceful and idyllic landscape. The castle, architecturally typical for Westphalia, is surrounded by a beautiful moat which hosts a plethora of local birdlife. Adjacent to the castle is a 18 hole golf course.

At Schloss Wilkinghege, both surroundings and interior combine modern comfort with a unique historical ambience. The halls of the castle, which are kept beautifully in late Renaissance style with silk covered walls, stuccoed ceilings and old paintings and engravings take you back to centuries gone by. The contemporary cuisine is accompanied by excellent white wines and vintage Bordeaux.

Hotel Schloss Wilkinghege

Hotel Schloss Wilkinghege surrounded by greenery and a beautiful park, is a moated castle typical of the Münsterland region. Discover the privately run 4-star hotel, which is already in its third generation, just outside the city of Münster in a beautiful location.

A wonderful place

to take some time for yourself. Let yourself be pampered in a personal atmosphere of our kitchen and the individual service. If you like, you can experience the Münsterland parkland in a sporty way on the adjacent golf course.

An exceptional ambience

for special occasions. The magnificent halls are available for up to 85 people for family and corporate celebrations, as well as meetings and seminars. The castle terrace overlooking the park offers ideal conditions for a reception. We invite you to enjoy the tradition of hospitality with us. Family Winnencken and employees

Once an old moated castle and first documented in 1311 as a fiefdom of the von Rhemen family at Barensfeld, in the same century it came into the possession of the Münster patrician house of Cleyhorst.

The castle was rebuilt in 1550 by the family Steveninck to Broich in the still existing form. Herr von Harde and his wife Katharina von Keppel then had 1719 Wilkinghege house rebuilt by Gottfried Laurens Pictorius in the late Renaissance style, of which even today the double coat of arms held by two lions over the entrance portal testifies. After many changes of ownership Wilkinghege was in 1779 again the property of the family of Rhemen to Barensfeld.

Many important personalities resided and were guests here in the course of the long past, including Prince-Bishop Franz von Waldeck, Prince-Bishop Christoph Bernhard von Galen, Franz Freiherr von Fürstenberg, Napoleon's Marshal Kléber and the famous poet Annette von Droste zu Hülshoff.

After the extinction of the family from Rhemen to Barensfeld the castle with adjoining estate passed into the hands of the grandfather of the current owner Rembert Winnencken and was led to the conversion in 1955 as a manor. Then Wilkinghege was handed over to its present purpose as a hotel restaurant. During reconstruction after a fire in 1958, the old castle character was largely preserved.

In 1970, the former farm buildings were integrated into the hotel area. Twenty years later, the number of beds in this part of the house was reduced to create an offer for the highest standards by redesigning the rooms and suites.

Golfing in Münsterland

The 18-hole golf course of the golf club Münster Wilkinghege is located directly behind the house and blends harmoniously into a largely flat, park-like terrain. In the design of the place value was placed on the characteristics of the Münsterland landscape such as hedgerows, lakes and streams.

Our golf highlights are available all year until 30.12. bookable from 8 persons.


+49 (0) 251/144270   Fax: +49 (0) 251/212898

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From the motorway A43 intersection "Münster Süd", get on the A1 following the signs for Bremen (North bound). Take the A1 exit "Münster Nord" and follow the signs for "Münster Zentrum". Continue straight ahead up to the second traffic light, here turn left. After 200m (where the road takes a right turn) turn left into the lane leading to the hotel.

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