The Rüschhaus House, built between 1745 and 1749 by the Baroque master builder Johann Conrad Schlaun (1695 – 1773) as his own country seat, is both a jewel of late baroque architecture and a memorial to Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (1797 – 1848). While the overall architectural refinement of the estate has the air of a feudal aristocratic residence, the design of the building itself is more like that of a moated rural farmstead.
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff was born at Hülshoff Castle in 1797. The father of the poet and author bought the Rüschhaus House in 1825. Annette von Droste-Hülshoff lived here from 1826 to 1846. The poet called her study and living room the "snail's shell" and it remains unchanged to this day.
April 1-October 31, 2022: Wednesday to Sunday
Visit with guided tour only: 11:00, 12:00, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30.
Garden freely accessible
Wednesday to Sunday
11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tickets for the visit of Haus Rüschhaus are available on site. Admission to the Haus Rüschhaus park is free of charge.
5 € regular / 3,50 € reduced*
Admission is free for people under 18 and for accompanying persons of people with disabilities.
To book group visits to the museum or exhibition please contact us via phone at 0049 (0)2534 1052 or via Mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Reductions for recipients of benefits according to the Social Security Codes II and XII, students (with the exception of "study in old age"), trainees, volunteers, members of the voluntary social and ecological year, severely disabled people with a degree of disability from 80% (accompanying person free with proof).
The interior of the building can only be visited on a guided tour. The garden is open to the public at all times.