Germany off the beaten track

Trier: The Unesco World Heritage Site Porta Nigra (about 180 A.D.) © Bjoern Rudek

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A unique landscape park

Not only the city itself is inviting - its immediate surroundings are equally attractive. Münsterland, known as the "Mediterranean of the North", presents park landscapes and typical moated castles that make it a favorite destination.

In the Münsterland region, more than 100 castles, fortresses and palaces give clues of a glorious past. Visitors can explore and discover pearls like the romanticSchloss Darfeld (Darfeld Palace), the medieval Burg Vischering  (Vischering Castle) and Schloss Nordkirchen (Nordkirchen Palace) known as the "Westphalian Versailles".

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