You might wonder to yourself, what makes the town of Ostbevern in the Münsterland different? Sure, it’s got a historic church and a castle like so many other places. It’s got camping and festivals, like so many other places. It’s got a few museums, just like so many other places; but, what does it have different?
I’ll tell you. It’s not one thing that makes Ostbevern so special, it’s the perfect combination of it all that makes it special. It’s like a dessert made by your grandmom; totally made with love, making it taste better than anyone else could have.
This is a town to see if you’re a horse lover. Along the Warendorfer Riding Route you can follow the whole 190 km path, or only ride portions of it. Slowly clopping along by horseback is a tranquil way of seeing the countryside. Want to smell the flowers? Just tell Black Beauty or Secretariat (what? they’re both famous horse names) to whoa and hop off.
I’m glad you mentioned flowers, there’s an English garden at the 13th century Wasserschloss Loburg. Don’t look so shocked, I told you there was a castle. What I didn’t mention, was that it’s now a boarding school. And a lot of activity (besides tests & boring homework) goes on at the Schloss. I mean school. Whatever…
Throughout the school year many concerts and theater performances take place in the Knights Hall. There’s also an Advent Bazaar on the 1st weekend of Advent (just about a month before Christmas), the Lorburger Forest Run, and the Summer Celebration takes place just as the school year ends.
Most of Ostbevern’s history isn’t found in the castle, it’s found at the Homeland House; the birthplace of a local bishop that’s now the Local History Museum. There’s also a museum with exhibits on washing machines.
Isn’t the whole point of a vacation to get away from the cooking and cleaning? Ah, what do I know? Oh, that’s right — two famous horse names and that Ostbevern is pretty special. ;-)