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.

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

Notes on Corona

  • When visiting the museum, the 2G 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
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Types
2 Matches.
Nov
24
Mi
Emszauber
24.11.2021, 15:00 19.12.2021, 21:15
Rheine, Rheine
Party

The Emszauber has a varied supporting programme ready for you. At the popular After Work Parties on Thursdays, Winter Beatz, a Father Christmas Night, Christmas Karaoke or on "Pink Monday" you can meet people and experience special events! To warm up, a "bonfire" lounge, mulled wine and a "food corner" await visitors. The entire programme is 100% free of charge. Thanks to the support of numerous sponsors, such as VR Bank and Stadtwerke für Rheine.

Time
24.11.2021, 15:00 19.12.2021, 21:15
Location
Opening hours
Öffnungszeiten vom 24.11.2021 to 19.12.2021
  • Monday
    16:00 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
  • Tuesday
    16:00 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
  • Wednesday
    16:00 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
  • Thursday
    16:00 Uhr bis 23:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    16:00 Uhr bis 23:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    13:00 Uhr bis 23:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    11:00 Uhr bis 20:00 Uhr
Prices
Emszauber
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Dec
09
Do
St. Nicholas Market St. Nicholas Market with St. Nicholas parade and open Sunday
09.12.2021, 16:00 12.12.2021, 19:00
Rheine, Rheine
Party

The traditional St. Nicholas procession on 12.12.2021 will once again attract crowds of visitors to Rheine's city centre. St. Nicholas usually comes by sleigh, sometimes on a reindeer or on horseback - in Rheine, the city on the Ems, the saint arrives by ship on the waters of the Ems. Fittingly, a St. Nicholas market will be held on the market square from 09 - 12.12.2021. More than 20 artisans will present great gift ideas, so that one or the other Christmas present can certainly be discovered here. The shops throughout the city centre also invite you to stroll and browse. On the open Sunday (12.12.2021), the retailers are looking forward to many visitors and will open their shops from 13.00 - 18.00 in the entire city centre. The city buses will take visitors to the city centre free of charge on all Advent Saturdays as well as on the open Sunday ...and parking is free for the first two hours on these days!

Time
09.12.2021, 16:00 12.12.2021, 19:00
Location
Opening hours
Öffnungszeiten vom 09.12.2021 to 12.12.2021
  • Monday
    closed
  • Tuesday
    closed
  • Wednesday
    closed
  • Thursday
    16:00 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
  • Friday
    15:00 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
  • Saturday
    11:00 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
  • Sunday
    11:00 Uhr bis 19:00 Uhr
Prices
Nikolausmarkt
  • Eintritt frei: 0
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