Aerial view of Fürstenau


Anything but a noisy and hectic tourist center. You will find peace and hospitality in the city and joint municipality of Fürstenau. The castle and Hanseatic town of Fürstenau is an Eldorado for day trippers of all ages. Explore the beautiful wooded area as a cyclist or hiker. Experience the farming town with the historic town center and probably the most beautiful building in Fürstenau, the castle from 1344, on a quaint guided tour. Or simply be a guest at one of the numerous traditional events.


Fürstenau Castle

Castle complex with castle park

In 1344, the Osnabrück prince-bishop Gottfried von Arnsberg built a fortress tower with a residential part - first mentioned as "Vorstenowe". The historically important prince-bishop's palace, which dates back to the founding period, now houses the administration of the joint municipality of Fürstenau. The large, water-rich castle park invites you to linger.

"Schwedenstraße" (Sweden Street)

Historic old town with peasant houses

The town of Fürstenau came into being in the mid-14th century as a supplementary protection and defense system for the fortress. Farmers from the surrounding area soon settled under the protection of the castle and defended this first settlement. Fürstenau thus became an arable settlement. Even today, these houses characterize the historic townscape.

Dressed up tour guides in front of the Torhaus (Gatehouse)

Quaint guest tour

Our tour guides slip into their individual historical roles and tell stories from the eventful past of the Hanseatic city of Fürstenau. In this fun way you can explore the castle and the historic old town with its churches and half-timbered houses and walk on the paths of former townspeople.



The Philipp Becker distillery in Fürstenau was entered in the commercial register in 1830. Since then, she has been supplying Fürstenau and the surrounding area with her range of products, which includes considerably more than just the proverbial "Gran from Becker, it tastes delicious". Guided tours and tastings are possible in the traditional company on request.

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