The Falkenhof in the heart of Rheine
© Münsterland e.V. / Philipp Fölting
A noble residence with precious secrets
Falkenhof Museum

Falconry

It is considered the origin of the town of Rheine: the Falkenhof. Over a thousand years old, the farmstead, which is now used as a museum, takes us deep into the past of the popular Ems town.

Firmly in noble hands

In 838, Emperor Ludwig donated the farm, then called "Villa Reni", to the imperial abbey in Herford, which from then on leased it to noble families. The estate was given its name in the 14th century by the tenant family von Valke. Around 200 years later, the well-known Westphalian noble family von Morrien moved in and led the estate into its heyday: they rebuilt the complex into a Baroque three-winged complex with an open staircase and characteristic pigeon fountain, giving it its present elegant appearance.

Falkenhof Museum

Today, the Falkenhof is a popular museum where not only Westphalian aristocratic culture is brought back to life: The impressive Morriensaal, for example, with its rare painted wooden ceiling from the early 17th century, is a reminder of the house's splendid history. The attic, which once served as a granary, now houses an extensive graphic collection. Art from the Middle Ages to the modern age is shown in the "Kasimir Hagen Collection", which goes back to a private collector. The city history department comprehensively shows the development of the city of Rheine: from early archaeological finds to modern paintings by the Rhenish artist Carlo Mense.

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Permanent exhibition in the Falkenhof Permanent exhibition in the Falkenhof
© Falkenhof Museum / Ulrich Wozniak
One man's trash is another man's treasure!

When the last major conversions and extensions around the Falkenhof were being prepared in the run-up to the Regionale 2004, excavations revealed underground passages. They dated back to the 17th century and served as a sewer system. They were also used by the inhabitants as waste pits. Now, however, they found less waste than real treasures - an archaeological spectacle. Approximately 21,000 shards and fragments of glass, ceramics, porcelain, metal, wood and leather were recovered from the ramified canal system, restored and prepared for the museum. The exhibition takes us deep into the period of the 17th to 19th centuries and gives an impression of the splendour in which the von Morrien family once lived here.

Please note: Due to an anniversary exhibition, there may be changes to the permanent exhibition.

Map | Falkenhof

  • Guided tours
  • Indoor
  • Museum in the house
  • barrier-free
  • for groups
  • Bad weather offer

Notes on Corona

  • When visiting the museum, the 3G rule applies
  • Hygiene and distance rules must be observed.
  • Masks are compulsory
Öffnungszeiten vom 01.01. to 31.12.
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    14:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    10:00 Uhr bis 18:00 Uhr

Das Museum ist aufgrund von Umbaumaßnahmen  bis voraussichtlich Ende November 2021 geschlossen.

Museum

  • normal:
    5,00 €
  • reduced:
    3,00 €
  • Guided tour incl. admission: 8 € per person
Properties
Types
2 Matches.
Jul
28
Do
Emsfestival
28.07.2022, 00:00 31.07.2022, 00:00
Rheine, Rheine
Festival
Stage
Party
concert

For four days, the banks of the Ems and the floating stage in the middle of the river become the absolute centre of the city and the city slogan "Rheine - Life on the Ems" can be experienced. Visitors can look forward to exclusive live shows and music from different decades and styles. Rock, pop, hits or charts - everything the audience enjoys will be presented here. This year's programme will again be offered under the motto: "Umsonst & Draußen!

Time
28.07.2022, 00:00 31.07.2022, 00:00
Location
Prices
Emsfestival
  • Eintritt frei: 0
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Aug
06
Sat
Rheiner Children's Flea Market
06.08.2022, 06:00 06.08.2022, 14:00
Rheine, Rheine
Market

Children between the ages of 4 and 17 offer their things for sale at over 1,000 flea market stalls. There is hustle and bustle as far as the eye can see. From Nintendo games to grandma's coffee pot, from children's puzzles to books and many curiosities, everything can be found. And sometimes grandma's coffee pot is also on sale.

For adults, there will once again be a separate sales area.

Time
06.08.2022, 06:00 06.08.2022, 14:00
Location
Opening hours
Öffnungszeiten vom 06.08.2022 to 06.08.2022
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    closed
  • Friday
    closed
  • Saturday
    06:00 Uhr bis 14:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    closed
Prices
Kinderflohmarkt
  • Eintritt frei: 0
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