The moated palace in Herten is one of the most beautiful palaces in the Ruhr Area. Events such as concerts, markets and parties are popular here.
The park around the palace is a very special excursion destination, particularly when the trees are blossoming and flowers are in bloom. Over an area of around 30 hectares, visitors can discover the wide variety of beautiful flowers around the grounds, depending on the season, and can visit the palace itself all year round.
The juxtaposition of baroque garden design and flowing landscaping in the English style is unique in the Ruhr Area. The first documentary reference to the moated palace dates from 1376. A great many cultural events now take place in and around the palace. Particularly worthy of mention are the annual Whitsun art market, the Herten Palace concerts, and the Ruhr Kulturfestival.