The imposing moated castle Dyck is regarded as one of the most important cultural monuments on the Lower Rhine and can look back upon nearly 1000 years of history. Built on four islands in the 17th century, the castle complex lies at the heart of the spacious park. This park was created at the instigation of Prince Joseph zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Dyck by the Scottish landscape gardener Thomas Blaikie in the style of the English landscape garden in the 19th century. As Centre for Garden Art and Landscape Design, Schloss Dyck today has much to offer to families and visitors interested in culture as well as garden lovers and experts. Apart from the historic park and gardens, the entire grounds of 70 ha showcase a wealth of new gardens reaching from modern landscape architecture over themed gardens and examples of home gardens up to an adventure play area.
The castle, surrounded by the park and water, is the highlight of each visit. The historical rooms are open to the public and are used for exhibitions and for private and public functions. From ballroom, Orangery or Teahouse up to a modern conference room the Schloss Dyck Foundation provides venues for all kinds of occasions. This offer is supplemented by permanent and temporary exhibitions on the topic of garden art and contemporary art as well as numerous events. The comprehensive event programme features, amongst other things, concerts, special seminars, a garden market, illumina and the vintage car event Classic Days plus the large Christmas Market Schlossweihnacht on the first three weekends in Advent. Whether at a romantic picnic in the park, a full day event or searching for new gardening ideas - Schloss Dyck offers its visitors an extraordinary experience at any time.