A place like Sendenhorst, which is nothing short of lovely, can easily get overlooked because of its location between the two cities of Münster and Hamm. However, that makes this Westphalian town a wonderful place to stay, as you’re centrally located to experience everything within the Münsterland.
You’ll find charming and quaint little guesthouses for the perfect overnight stay, which is great for enjoying a more local flavor as there aren’t any large “cookiecutter” chain hotels. It’s all the better to experience a town that’s near the 100 Schloss Route, a route filled with many old castles and manor houses.
One castle that shouldn’t be missed is Schloss Heessen. It’s now a boarding school, ironic since the castle looks a bit like a German version of the Harry Potter Hogwarts. However, this castle’s history is long and seen its fair share of tragedy and infamous “guests.”
How could it not, the castle was originally built in 975, but has undergone many changes through the centuries. When Napoleon was here in the 1800’s he “overtook” the castle, making him one of the more important infamous guests.
Just because you’ll find a multitude of castles around, doesn’t mean that’s all there is in Sendenhorst. If you’re a lover of art the Kunstmuseum is perfect with many exhibits of classic modern art. Exhibits are changed regularly so it’s never the same-old, same-old. Lovers of Picasso’s art will certainly enjoy the Picasso Museum located nearby.
If being in the great outdoors is up your alley, then the Westphalian countryside is just the thing. Rent a bicycle and try your legs (pardon the pun) on a stretch of the lovely European Cycle Route. If you prefer to walk, don’t worry there are many hiking and walking trails along the way, too.
Sendenhorst doesn’t let itself get lost between its big city neighbors. Just remember when you stay in Sendenhorst, you really are central to the Westphalian experience.