You will find the five different symbols, for each route of the castle axis one:

Bat Route for Walking

Leads you through the protected area "Tiergarten"; approx. 3,5 kms long

Highlights of this route: The castle of Nordkirchen, special path to experience the forest, bat hunting at the goits and through old avenues, amphibian water with pedestrian bridge, "oases" with a view over the old "racing meadows"


Oak Leaf Route for Walking

Leads you through the protected area "Hirschpark"; approx. 4,9 kms long

Highlights of this route: Old oak-/hornbeam forests, species-rich greenland (Usage as deerpark and wild horse breeding historically based) old chestnut-lined avenue, medieval moth, Gorbach, audible round trip


Butterfly Route for Walking

Leads you through the protected area "Ichterloh"; approx. 4,2 kms long

Highlights of this route: Old oak-/hornbeam forests as well as woodruff-beech forests, bear's garlic bloom beginning of May, geophyten and herbs path, orchids appearances, butterfly diversity, singular woodpecker species, special view at "The old Oak Ichterloh", the lost castle Ichterloh, audible round trip


Wulfpath from the Castle of Westerwinkel to the Local History House in Herbern

approx. 2,8 kms long

Highlights of this route: Castle of Westerwinkel, House of Local History and the ancient Centre of the Village of Herbern, "The last Wulf of Westphalia" as life size bronze


Route from Castle to Castle

approx. 12 kms long

Enroute all day long: across the forests, in the fields and meadows. For sure you can combine different routes. Make your own experience. Enjoy your time!

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