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.
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.
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.
Your thirst for knowledge is not yet quenched? Dr Mechthild Beilmann-Schöner, director of the Rheine Municipal Museums, will tell you more about the significance and secrets of the Falkenhof. You will also learn about the archaeological spectacle in 2003 and other details about its history.
*The discount applies to students, volunteers, trainees, severely disabled persons, FSJ, groups of 10 persons or more.
Children (of school age and younger) have free admission to special exhibitions.
An unforgettable experience in the heart of Rheine
Münsterland's highest mulled wine pyramid
Take a leisurely stroll across the festively illuminated Emsbrücke bridge, past red candy canes and cosy, winter-decorated wooden huts. These offer you a colourful selection of culinary delights such as roasted almonds, mushrooms, crêpes and much more.
The highlight of the city centre fun awaits you on Trakaiplatz, where the largest pyramid in Münsterland will amaze you with its impressive 18 metres. The integrated mulled wine stand warms you up with hot drinks and invites you to linger.
There is a cosy restaurant (up to 30 people) & viewing platform on the first floor!
Make a reservation for you, your friends & business partners!
Reservations by mail to:
or by telephone:
+49 171 7843959
When the cold season bathes the Ems city in a beautiful winter coat, it's finally time for the Emszauber again. Even bigger and more beautiful this winter, the Emsplateau and the Milky Way will once again be the place to be for young and old in Rheine's Winter City:
In the middle of Rheine, right by the Emsterrassen, a cosy dream of lights with mulled wine, roasted almonds and many other treats will be created here for 4 weeks from 22.11.-20.12.2023
. The ideal place to visit with friends, work colleagues and family.
Während der regulären Öffnungszeiten sind die Getränkestände durchgehend geöffnet. Die Essensstände sind ebenfalls lange geöffnet, jedoch abhängig von der Nachfrage nicht bis zum Ende der jeweiligen Öffnungszeiten.
Between Rituals and Rieker you can find the Emsgalerie Wish Tree again this year! The wish tree is decorated with the Christmas wishes of needy people and children, which you can fulfil. This campaign is organised by the "Where to? At home in Rheine", an association of various social institutions from Rheine.
It's that simple: Choose a tree ornament with a wish, remove the tree ornament, buy the desired gift and hand it in together with the tree ornament to the Emsgalerie centre management (Mon.-Fri. 9:00-18:00)
3-6 p.m.: Gingerbread distribution event
3-6 p.m.: Children's workshop "Christmas crafts" with DIY tree decorations
3-6 pm: Cookie decorating campaign together with the Wintering bakery
3-6 p.m.: Photo campaign in front of the fir tree
From Thursday, 7 December to Sunday, 10 December, there will be plenty to see at over 20 huts on the historic market square! Arts and crafts, tasty treats, lovely decorations and the traditional visit from St. Nicholas will attract visitors to the town centre. In the run-up to the event, people will have been crafting, baking, sewing and sawing - candles, grain pillows or biscuits - lovingly designed gifts await buyers here.
3-6pm: Live music on the piano with Tom Wolf
3-6 pm: Distribution of sweets by our Christmas angels
with live DJ
Experience Münsterland's highest mulled wine pyramid: The 18m high Christmas pyramid with its cosy lounge and viewing platform as well as integrated mulled wine stand provides you with hot drinks all round. A changing stage programme and the adjacent snack stand round off the offer.
We are bringing this successful concept to the Ems. Look forward to unique artists who have one thing in common - their love of music.
Enjoy fine mulled wine in the midst of a cosy dream of lights, homemade eggnog and many other delicacies. This year even bigger and more beautiful, the Emsplateau and the Milchstraße will be transformed into a meeting place for young and old.
13-14:30: Performance by the Rheine Chamber Orchestra
15-16:30: Live music on the piano with Andreas Wermeling
with DJ Chris
Experience Münsterland's highest mulled wine pyramid: The 18m high Christmas pyramid with its cosy restaurant and viewing platform as well as integrated mulled wine stand provides you with hot drinks all round. A changing stage programme and the adjacent snack stand round off the offer