Our hotel is situated in the middle of picturesque parkland in the Münsterland. Regardless of whether you want to relax, do sports or discover one of the many cultural offers in the vicinity, we will provide you with an overview with regard to sports, nature, culture, and tourist attractions.
Enjoy the countryside!
Very close to our hotel there are numerous golf courses. Improve your handicap and enjoy the wonderful countryside!
Situated in the middle of the picturesque Münsterland the countryside around our hotel is a highlight in itself!
A varied culture programme is waiting for you close to the Hotel-Residence Klosterpforte!
Exciting adventures close by!
Churches, buildings, natural wonders!
Experience oases of relaxation!
Very close to our hotel there is the Europaradweg R1, which connects the towns Boulogne-sur-Mer with St. Petersburg on a stretch of 3500 kilometres. The idyllic parkland of the Münsterland is perfect to discover by bike!
Also near our hotel is the Emsradweg, which follows the course of the river Ems from its source to its mouth. Here you can cycle alongside the river and enjoy the countryside.
You can cycle for about 35 kilometres along the Spökenkieker Route around the town of Harsewinkel – or just go where your bike takes you!
On the BahnRadRoute you can switch between train and bicycle at any time – the next station is usually not further than five kilometres away. The route “Teuto-Senne“ takes you from Osnabrück via Bielefeld to Paderborn through wonderful countryside and idyllic towns and villages.
In order for you to be able to discover the immediate and more distant vicinity we will gladly provide our guests with high-quality bicycles for rent and also maps. Guests bringing their own bicycles with them may leave them locked up in a safe place at our hotel free of charge. The cost of a rental bicycle is 10 euros per day.
Golfclub Marienfeld e. V.
The Golfclub Marienfeld is only five minutes drive away from our hotel. In beautiful surroundings professionals, beginners, young and old can play here.
Westfälischer Golfclub Gütersloh e.V.
On a spacious course you can improve your skills at the Golfclub Gütersloh. The 18-hole-course offers tricky fairways and various obstacles such as ponds or bunkers.
Golfclub Schloß Vornholz e. V.
Without losing sight of the castle Vornholz, professional or hobby golfers can really enjoy themselves at the Golfclub Schloß Vornholz. The old trees serving as a natural borders is what makes this course so attractive.
Golfclub Teutoburger Wald Halle Westfalen e. V.
One of the prettiest golf courses in Germany is in Halle, Westphalia, and can be reached in only 25 minutes or so by car from our hotel. At the Golfclub Teutoburger Wald all kinds of levels and age groups will find a challenging and idyllic course of the highest quality in all respects.
Senne Golfclub Gut Welschof e. V.
The Senne Golfclub Gut Welschof is situated near the Hermannsdenkmal (Herman monument). The 18-hole-course is open nearly all year round as the sandy ground absorbs moisture very quickly. In the middle of the Senne countryside this course is a highlight for any golfer.
Golfclub Schultenhof Peckeloh e. V.
The Golfclub Schultenhof Peckeloh is situated in the typical hilly countryside of Westphalia. The original vegetation has been carefully extended with new plants and ponds to make the course blend into its natural surroundings.
Situated in the middle of the picturesque Münsterland the countryside around our hotel is a highlight in itself! In the nearby Teutoburg Forest you can find not only numerous walking paths but also interesting tourist attractions and various events. The Teutoburg Forest is a high mountain range in the mountainous region of Lower Saxony and is particularly well-known due to the Varus Battle which took place in the 9th century between the Teutons and the Romans.
The Hermannsweg is one of the most well-known hiking trails in Germany and is a must for any hiking log book! It runs as a mountain-ridge walk of the Teutoburger Forest from Rheine to Velmerstot in Lippe. Apart from the wonderful countryside you can also visit numerous tourist attractions along the 156-kilometre-long trail such as the “Hockende Weib (the crouching woman)” of the Dörenther Cliffs, Germany’s largest open-air music theatre in Techlenburg, Iburg castle, Sparrenburg castle in Bielefeld and of course the Hermann monument!
The Prälatenweg links the three monasteries of Marienfeld, Herzebrock and Clarholz with one another and offers a pretty and varied route through the Münsterland.
Enjoy one of the many performances at the Theatre in Gütersloh! It is well worth a visit not only because of the selected and varied programme but also to admire the architecture of the theatre opened in the year 2010 by Jörg Friedrich and which in itself is worth seeing.
Art Gallery in Bielefeld
For those interested in art the Art Gallery in Bielefeld is something they should visit. Modern and contemporary artists present their works in changing exhibitions.
Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum
The largest computer museum in the world is in Paderborn. At the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum you can learn everything about the discovery of the computer, cultural history of the office or the pioneers of computer technology on an area of 6000 square metres.
A highlight in the vicinity is the Marta Herford. The museum of contemporary art exhibits modern artists and focuses particularly on architecture and design. This is not only apparent due to the great number of exhibitions but also due to the building itself. The building designed by Frank Gehry is a unique spatial experience.
West Prussian State Museum
You can find out everything about West Prussia as a German-Polish cultural region at the West Prussian State Museum. In a multifaceted way it is explained what West Prussia is and what it stands for. In a former Franciscan monastery at the edge of the old town of Warendorf there is the museum building, which in itself is a highlight for visitors.
LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold
The Open-Air Museum in Detmold is one of the most significant open-air museums of its kind in Europe. On an area covering 90 hectares and with over 100 historic buildings the cultural and social history of Westphalia is described demonstratively.
Archaeological Opem-Air Museum
The Archaeological Open-Air Museum in Oerlinghausen gives you an impression of prehistoric life by way of six modules. Whether reindeer hunters of the Ice Age or a courtyard of the Early Middle Ages, the open-air museum explains the way people lived in those days as a first-hand experience.
Zoo Safari Park
If you like wild animals and want to experience them close up and have a bit of adventure and action, the Safari Park in Stukenbrock is just the right thing for you! The animals are, of course, the main attraction of the park, but there are also quite a number of rides to go on – thrills guaranteed!
Dr. Oetker World
How is custard powder made at Dr. Oetker and how is it put into the pots? These and many other questions are answered during the round tour of the Dr. Oetker World. In the guided tour you get to know everything about production processes and the development of the company – naturally not without tasting some of the wonderful products!
Externsteine (rock formation)
At the heart of the Teutoburg Forest you can find the Externsteine, a rock formation and one of the most striking tourist attractions in Germany. Many guided tours offer an extraordinary experience of nature – or simply discover this natural wonder for yourself!
Monastery in Marienfeld
One of the most important tourist attractions in the vicinity is, of course, the monastery in Marienfeld, the grounds of which is where our hotel stands today. The over 800-year-old abbey church is one of the most significant historical monuments in the vicinity and its late Romanesque architecture had a great influence on the architecture of surrounding churches.
The church towers of the neo-Gothic St.-Lucia church in Harsewinkel and the St.-Johannes church in Greffen are also visible orientation landmarks in the flat countryside. The Catholic St.-Lucia church dates back to the year 1860, the parish church St.-Johnannes was built in 1899 and later side aisles were added.
The Hermann Monument near Detmold is one of the most well-known monuments in Germany. It was built from 1838 to 1875 and represents the Cheruscan prince Arminius under whose leadership the Teutons won the Varus Battle against the Romans. With its height of 53.46 metres the Hermann Monument is the highest statue in Germany and remains one of the most popular destinations!
High above Bielefeld, at a height of 180 metres, looms Sparrenburg Castle, one of THE landmarks of Bielefeld. It is the most northern preserved spur castle in Germany. During the high season the 300-metre-long underground tunnel system can be visited. A guided tour tells the visitors everything about the impressive history of the castle and a climb up the 37-metre-high castle tower is rewarded with a wonderful view over the university city of Bielefeld.
Neuhaus Castle is located just outside Paderborn and is a wonderful and idyllic Renaissance building. Next to the park there are also interesting museums and exhibitions and children can let off steam on various playgrounds. In the summer numerous open-air events take place offering something for everyone.
Rheda Castle is a wonderful moated castle situated in Rheda-Wiedenbrück. First mentioned in 1170, it is today well preserved and offers apart from a beautiful park for walking and relaxing in also a carriage exhibition, a toy and costume collection and an orangery in the castle park.
Iburg Castle and Monastery
The Iburg was erected in 1070 on a hill and about ten years later the Benedictine monastery was founded within the castle. Especially impressive are the ceiling frescos in the knight’s hall dating back to the 17th century. Guided tours and night-watchman tours are offered regularly.
Warendorf Rural Stud
Not only horse-lovers find the Warendorf Rural Stud interesting. In particular the stallion parades, which take place in late summer and autumn, are a highlight for visitors. The open-air festival with the “Symphony of Stallions”, a family day and live concerts are also always worth a visit.
Situated in the middle of Bielefeld, the Ishara Baths are an oasis of rest and relaxation. The bathing complex with various pools and activities offers relaxation for young and old according to the motto “Bathing as per the Arabian Nights”.
Horticultural Park in Rietberg
On the grounds of the former national horticultural show of North Rhine-Westphalia in 2008 you can today find the Horticultural Park Rietberg. The park offers not only numerous opportunities for children to play but is also a must-see for flower and garden enthusiasts.