The former knight’s seat from 1326 underwent a change in the baroque architectural style around 1630.
Today, the Dorenburg is the central point of the open-air light museum in Grefrath and houses a permanent exhibition about life on the Lower Rhine in the past. Historical buildings and craftsmanship from the Lower Rhine are also shown on the grounds of the open-air museum. The visitor will also find a toy museum in the open-air museum.
Doren Castle Grefrath
History: Mentioned in a document in 1326, in 1630 it was converted into a baroque mansion, and the Dorenburg has been used as a museum since the 1970s
Guided tours: Guided tours by appointment
Events: Special exhibitions / events in the open-air museum such as Historical Mairitt, Harvest Festival, Treckertreff- Particularly noteworthy is the annual Christmas market around the Dorenburg
Specials: Getting married in the Niederrheinisches Freilichtmuseum / Niederrheinisches Freilichtsmuseum /
Castles and Palaces on the Lower Rhine:
Doren Castle Grefrath (Dorenburg)
Location : An der Dorenburg 28, 47929 Grefrath
Opening Times: See Homepage
Internet : https://www.kreis-viersen.de/
This map shows some historic castles and palaces in the region of the Lower Rhine. Some are among the most beautiful castles in Europe.
Castles & Palaces