Haus Bodelschwingh22 Votes
- Address: Knyphausen'sche administration Bodelschwingh, Castle Street 75, 44357 Dortmund, Germany
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
The Schloss Bodelschwingh is ancestral castle of the Bodelschwingh family which was built on the grounds of a former small home that dated back to the middle ages. The current reconstruction dates back to the 16th or the 17th century with an extension in Renaissance style of architecture.
Even though entry to the place is limited since it is still used as a residence for the Innhausen and Knyphausen family and is rented out for events, a walk around the castle is recommended just to see its gorgeous moated construction, impeccable layout and old-world charm. Entrance to the castle is through the alley that has a tower (the oldest structure on the ground) which is believed to be the residence of the Lord Bodelschwingh before they moved in the castle. The construction of the castle is seen in tiers- the lower level shows stone masonry (representing the medieval time) while the upper floor shows brick construction. The floor built on top of the brick construction dates back to the 18th century and has an oak structure that supports a pyramid shaped roof. You can find a guesthouse and a beautifully maintained garden around the castle. The flower beds, old tress that form shaded pockets around the castle and the pond that completes the lush green terrain, is a loved spot for an afternoon or evening stroll. The place is also an ideal spot for photography lovers.
Haus Bodelschwingh Travel Tips
- Contact Number: +49 0231-288620-60
Haus Bodelschwingh Hours
- Mondays and Wednesdays: 8.00 am – 2.00 pm
- Thursdays and Fridays: 8.00 am – 12.00 pm
- Recommended time of arrival: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Note: The castle itself is not accessible for tourists everyday but you can visit the castle on the day of the open monument.
How to Reach Haus Bodelschwingh
- By Subway: Westerfilde (2 kilometers away)
- By Train: Dortmund-Westerfilde (2.2 kilometers away)
- By renting a Bike.
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9.28% of people who visit Dortmund include Haus Bodelschwingh in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
43.75% of people start their Haus Bodelschwingh visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Haus Bodelschwingh
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Haus Bodelschwingh
Haus Bodelschwingh Reviews & Ratings
This is a private residence and the grounds are not accessible
A verry nice castel, old but in a verry good state !
Great day out, lots to see, snacks drinks etc. Parking very well organised and thr grounds of the castle are very impressive. It was a nice afternoon.
One could not visit inside the House, since it is occupied; but the garten is so beautiful.
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