In the very north of Münsterland, salt is in the air. The Salinenpark in Rheine has enjoyed great popularity since its opening in 2004. Tranquillity is a very striking element of the Salinenpark and this is also reflected in the garden architecture.
The Saline consists of two graduation towers whose visually missing centrepiece is supplemented by box-shaped lime trees. This idea gives the whole park more space and air and also opens up the view to the fields and woods in the background. Everywhere in the park there are benches and quiet places that invite you to spend some relaxing moments.
The spa house belongs to the "Gottesgabe" salt works, and at the beginning of the 20th century it formed the centre of the spa park together with several gardens, selected shrubs and flower beds. The park and numerous buildings were severely damaged during a flood on the Ems in 1946. In the course of the redesign in the 1970s, parts of the spa park were built over.
From spring onwards, there is a rattling in the air. Numerous storks settle around the saltworks and spend the summer here. The majestic birds can then be observed everywhere on the meadows. Even though the storks have become accustomed to spectators, they remain shy. Just let yourself be enchanted by the sight.
Today, the "Gottesgabe" salt works, together with the Rheine Nature Zoo and the Bentlage Monastery, form the famous Bentlager triad. Various themed trails stretch through the beautiful grounds to the Ems River and show interesting insights into the history, present and nature of the park. The various paths can be combined to create very beautiful tours. Cyclists can reach the Salinenpark via the Ems Cycle Route and the 100 Castles Route.
How much time should you plan for the Salinenpark? You should definitely take a break here on your cycling tour. If you want, you can also spend a whole day at the Bentlager Dreiklang.
The Saline Park is open all day. When visiting the facility, the usual hygiene and distance rules apply.
From the idea to the sketch on paper, transferred to a printing block made of wood, metal, cardboard, linoleum or stone, altered in the etching bath by aggressive acid, deepened by multi-layered colour applications or expanded in combination with collages - printmaking was and is an exciting field.
The prINT printmaking project as part of the Münsterland Festival once again gives two female artists and two male artists from the guest country Austria (all currently living in Vienna) the chance to present their printmaking to interested people with their exhibitions in the barn at Kloster Bentlage and at FARB.
In addition to works that have been created in the past years, the exhibition will also show copies fresh off the presses that the artists produce during their two-week working stay at the beginning of September in the workshops of the Druckvereinigung am Kloster Bentlage.
In choreographed images between dance and performance, the performers Lena Schattenberg and Charlotte Petersen from the Münster-based MNEME kollektiv present "Anatomie der Sehnsucht" I "Anatomie der Peinlichkeit" by Marie Steiner (Vienna) and Alexandra Rauh at the Münsterland Festival, a Münsterland-Austrian production: the audience can expect a double evening that focuses on emotions and gets to the bottom of their nature.
"Anatomy of Longing" shows basic, human drives and embodies the feeling of longing in an abstract and pictorial choreography as a kind of observable longing creature. The bodies of the two dancers are closely connected and make the inner body of longing recognisable from the outside. The piece is accompanied live by the Iranian-Austrian composer and clarinettist Mona Mathbou Riahi, who creates an atmospheric sound space that animates and interacts with the longing being.
In contrast, "Anatomy of Embarrassment" deals with everyday changes and disruptions in social interactions. The episode is dedicated to the limits of shame and shamelessness and offers the audience a multi-layered associative surface of a deconstructed embarrassment via body, language, video and sound.
The piece is a co-production with the Tafelhalle Nuremberg. Supported by the NATIONAL PERFORMANCE NETWORK guest performance funding dance, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, as well as the Ministries of Culture and the Arts of the Länder.