Raesfeld Castle is particularly well integrated into the townscape. At the front, small buildings nestle against the outer walls of the castle, while at the back the historic zoo awaits its visitors. With a height of 52.5 metres, Raesfeld Castle has the highest tower of all Westphalian castles. Raesfeld 's tourist information centre is located directly at the castle and offers a wealth of interesting information on the castle and the zoo.
The history of Raesfeld Castle dates back to the early 12th century. It was owned by the Lords of Raesfeld and came into the possession of the von Velen family at the end of the 16th century.
From 1643 to 1658, the Imperial Count Alexander II von Velen, the "Westphalian Wallenstein", had the castle converted into a residential palace in the Renaissance style. In the first half of the 18th century, the von Velen von Raesfeld dynasty died out. The castle was inhabited only irregularly and gradually fell into disrepair.
At the beginning of the 19th century, parts of the complex were demolished or used as an agricultural estate until the 20th century. Of the former four wings of the castle, only the west wing with the distinctive stepped tower and the adjoining old building to the north with a rebuilt round tower remain today.
After the Second World War, the Chambers of Crafts of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, as the new owners, had the remains restored. Today, the castle is the seat of the Chambers of Crafts' further education and training institution and is used for cultural events and as a restaurant.
Raesfeld Castle is very popular with cyclists. The restaurants in the immediate vicinity and the castle café invite you to take a break in the shade of the castle. The park benches offer beautiful views of the castle and provide an opportunity to catch your breath. The themed routes "100-Castles-Route" and "Hohe Mark RadRoute" lead you directly to the castle. The numerous signposted cycle routes also make it possible to go on beautiful day tours through the western Münsterland.
Die Außenanlagen von Schloss Raesfeld sind ganzjährig zugänglich.
What does biodiversity mean and what can I do for it? How does a tree "function" and what role does the rainforest play for us? What is climate and what effects will it have on us in the future? What actually grows by the wayside and why do we need insects? What does our consumption have to do with the pollution of the earth?
These and other questions will be addressed in this hands-on outdoor workshop. The aim is to expand our own knowledge of natural history and to explain ecological interrelationships. Excursions into nature will alternate with keynote speeches and discussion phases on the state of our planet.
At the end of the seminar, possibilities for action are to be worked out that can be implemented directly in everyday life.
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On offer are: Perennials, woody plants, aquatic plants, seeds, gardening tools, gardening books, garden art, bird feeding stations, floristry and a few other things on the subject of gardening.
If this has aroused your curiosity, please feel free to drop by!
The event takes place in the heart of the Bürgerpark near the bee hotel. Bürgerpark, Vinzenzstraße 6, 46414 Rhede
Organised by the garden group of the Bürgerpark.
The event should be as sustainable as possible. We therefore ask you to bring your own bags or buckets for transport.
Es wird kein Eintritt erhoben.
Hardly any other animal polarises as much as the wolf. Hunters and grazing animal owners are often irreconcilably opposed to conservationists and "wolf cuddlers". That's why we will dispel some prejudices on this tour and gain exciting knowledge from an expert from the Society for the Protection of Wolves (GzSdW e.V.).
To ensure that entertainment is not neglected on this excursion, the role of the wolf in mythology and fairy tales will be another aspect. There will also be a quiz to win something. Therefore, this excursion is aimed equally at (grand)parents and their children.
Registration is required at:
Tel. 0162-2465964 or jgreenfield(at)web.de
Direction: Joachim Grunefeld (Nature and Landscape Guide Lower Lower Rhine)
Meeting place: car park "Alte Schäferei", Klausenhofstr./ Zum Venn, 46499 Hamminkeln
Biological Station im Kreis Wesel e.V. - Freybergweg 9 - 46483 Wesel
Tel.: 02 81 - 9 62 52 0 - Mail: email@example.com
Kinder bis 14 Jahre 5 Euro
Before sunrise, we are on our way to the Sauerland. Everyone is now perfectly equipped with a trekking backpack, functional clothing and a warm sleeping bag. After an introduction to the use of map and compass, we set off at 10.00 am.
We hike in teams of 3 or 4, who can run routes of different lengths according to their ability. At the end of the day, the whole group meets at the agreed location - somewhere in the middle of the "Sauerland wilderness". There we set up camp for the night, cook something and talk about the day's experiences.
Early the next morning we continue our tour. Today's destination is a mountain where we will set up our base camp for the remaining days.
We will develop our base camp further, train wilderness techniques, cook and bake delicious outdoor dishes...
After leaving our camp without a trace, we start our way back and will be back home around 5 pm. We will return home inspired and enriched by a multitude of impressions. An instructive adventure and a pleasant "time out" at the same time!
(+ Kosten für Anreise und Verpflegung. Werden umgelegt auf alle TN und Trainer)
+++ THE CONCERT HAS UNFORTUNATELY HAD TO BE CANCELLED. TICKETS ALREADY PURCHASED WILL BE REFUNDED. +++
Soul music about love and life
The Finnish soul musician Bobby Oroza is known for his love ballads as well as for his positive mood and soulful lyrics. On his current album "Get On The Otherside" it gets even deeper: He sings about life, love, new perspectives and changed ways of thinking. At the Münsterland Festival at Schloss Raesfeld, he will give an insight into this.
Bobby Oroza grew up in the immigrant-populated east of Helsinki, his Bolivian mother was a poet and tango singer, his Finnish father a jazz guitarist. His family, his neighbourhood and the omnipresent music were his cosmos and still shape him today. With his current album, he also deals with his experiences during the Corona pandemic, when he found himself on construction sites instead of on stage - sensitive and optimistic at the same time.
Bobby Oroza vocals, guitar, percussion | Jukka Sarapää drums | Sami Kantelinen bass | Seppo Salmi guitar
A guided tour of the castle grounds can be booked for an additional fee. Start: 18.00 hrs.
The concert is part of the Münsterland Festival part 12.
ERMÄSSIGUNGEN GELTEN JE NACH VERANSTALTUNG FÜR: Kinder, Schülerinnen und Schüler, Studierende, Jugendliche in der Ausbildung, Freiwilligendienstleistende, Menschen mit Behinderung, Arbeitssuchende und Sozialhilfeempfänger.