The impressive Tudor style building of the Mallinckrodthof farm in Nordborchen was built in the 17th Century. Its quarrystone walled moat is fed by natural springs. One of the features in the grounds of the Mallinckrodt farm is ‘Annette’s Little Temple’, which is named after the Poet, Annette von Droste-Hülshoff. It is said that she compiled part of her famous book ‘Judenbuche’ (The Jews’ Beech) here.
Today, the main house is the venue for numerous cultural events, seminars and lectures organised by the People’s Public Education Centre. Guests are invited to take a rest at Café Bodemann, a nice coffee shop on the estate and a beer-garden, which is open during the summer months. The park also has an attractive playground area. A glance into the beautiful Rose Garden of the former manor house should not be missed. Another annual highlight in the event calendar of this historic estate is the three-day Christmas Market at the first Advent weekend