Medieval castles and fairy-tale villages in Germany
  • Anholt Castle - rare collections of art and history

    Schloß 4B, 46419 Isselburg

    How to Get There?


      Take the Deutsche Bahn to the station Empel-Rees, which is about 4 km away. From here take the Bus 61 to Isselburg, Schloss Anholt.

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      In spite of the very quiet location, the hotel can be reached conveniently. To the Messe Dusseldorf it is only 68 km. The driveway No. 4 (Rees / Bocholt) to the motorway A3 (E35) Oberhausen / Arnhem is only 5 km away. Parking is not allowed in the courtyard.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 51.833359
      LONGTITUDE: 6.464236



      The closest bigger airport is in Dusseldorf, which is 67.3 km away.

      Nearest airport

      Düsseldorf International (DUS)

    Why Go There?

    winter Oct til April, summer may til sept

    First mentioned in the 12th century, the moated castle of Anholt in the western part of Münsterland is one of the region's few privately owned castles.

    As part of the reconstruction of the castle, after 70% was destroyed in 1945, a museum was added to the Wasserburg Anholt.
    The collection of exhibited works is the largest historically evolved Private Pictures Collection of North Rhine-Westphalia with about 700 paintings. Outstanding works by Dutch painters of the 17th Century, such as Rembrandt, Jan van Goyen, Gerard ter Borch, Flemish (J. Breughel the Younger), German (Bartholomew Bruyn, Holbein, Jobst Harich), Spanish (Murillo) and Italian (Carlo Dolci, Salvator Rosa) are found at Wasserburg Anholt.

    Extensive collections of Chinese, Japanese, Dutch and German porcelain from the 17th and 18 Century and Renaissance and Baroque furniture (including Boulle technique) are available to the public here.

    The Wasserburg Anholt is surrounded by several baroque gardens and a large park.

    In the immediate vicinity of the Wasserburg Anholt extend 34-acres of historic parks and gardens, whose origins and evolution are directly related to the location and architectural history of the moated castle.

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Schloß 4B, 46419 Isselburg, Isselburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

    Things to do close by!


    With 40 different animals, the wildlife park "Anholter Schweiz" is a special attraction. Here you can see feeding times for wolves, lynx, bears and reindeer.


    You can rent a bike at the castle and start a nice cycling tour through the city of Isselburg, which is about 5 km away from the castle itself.

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