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Raesfeld in the Münsterland
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A harmonious triad of castle, park and village


Picturesquely situated in the south of the Münsterland and in the middle of the Hohe Mark Nature Park, Raesfeld forms the bridge to the Lower Rhine and the Ruhr area. Cyclists and hikers get their money's worth here, and lovers of castles and gardens are in the right place in Raesfeld.

A castle with many faces

Every visitor to Raesfeld is sure of a princely welcome: the imposing tower of the historic moated castle greets visitors from afar. Many couples tie the knot in the shadow of the highest castle tower in Westphalia. Hardly any other castle in Münsterland offers so many different views. A walk around Raesfeld Castle is absolutely worthwhile. Embedded in the adjoining freedom, Raesfeld Castle blends particularly harmoniously into the townscape.

The historic Raesfeld Zoo is a beautiful destination for all seasons

One of the oldest Renaissance zoological gardensin Germany is located directly behind Raesfeld Castle. Beautiful footpaths lead through a wonderful natural setting in which lakes, forests, meadows and heathland alternate. The zoo is complemented by a 5000 square metre nature experience area with numerous stations for families. An excursion destination for all seasons. You will be well informed about the castle and the zoo in the multi-award-winning nature park house Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld. In the Erle district you can marvel at the 1500-year-old Femeiche, one of the oldest trees in Germany.

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