Moyland Castle is a popular excursion destination on the Lower Rhine. The moated castle attracts not only with its neo-Gothic architecture and the garden with its sculpture park. The historic walls also house a museum of modern and contemporary art and an international research centre for Joseph Beuys. Moyland Castle also houses a museum library with more than 60,000 media on 19th and 20th century fine and applied arts.
An art museum and various events
The museum is based on the private collection of the van der Grinten brothers, who collected works from the 19th - 21st centuries. The centerpiece is the world's largest complex of works by Joseph Beuys. Every year there are several special exhibitions of classical and contemporary art, as well as events in the fields of music, literature and cabaret. In summer a herb garden festival and in winter an artisan Christmas market attract visitors to the castle.
International Research Centre Joseph Beuys
In addition to the works from the van der Grinten brothers' collection, the museum is primarily devoted to the work of Joseph Beuys, who was also a good friend of the van der Grinten brothers. They were the first to acquire his works. Today, about 6000 works by Beuys can be seen in the castle. A central component of the Museum Schloss Moyland Foundation is also the Joseph Beuys Archive, which is also the institute of the Düsseldorf Art Academy. The archive deals with Beuys' extensive oeuvre and its reception.
Moyland Castle was first mentioned in a document in 1307. The present exterior was reconstructed after the destruction in the Second World War, following the image of the castle in the late 19th century. The park was also reconstructed according to this model. The Moyland Castle Museum has been located here since 1997.
- The day pass at Moyland Castle Bedburg Hau is €7 making it the cheapest tourist attraction in North Rhine-Westphalia.
How to get there
On the A3 direction Emmerich / Arnheim (NL) you take the exit Rees, then you follow the signs...
From the A57 direction Goch / Nimwegen (NL), take the exit Goch/Weeze, direction Goch, then follow the signs.
There are 1,000 free parking spaces available in front of the entrance area of the museum. There is also a motorhome parking space.
By public transport
From the train station Kleve or Xanten take the bus number 44 to the bus stop "Schloss Moyland".