The motto at Rheine Nature Zoo could be "Right in the middle of things instead of just being there". Experiencing animals up close, raising awareness for the need to protect species and the environment, and at the same time creating a home for the animals that is as close to nature as possible. This is the motto of Rheine Nature Zoo.
Around 1000 animals in 100 species live in Rheine Nature Zoo and there are many small and big stars among them. Birds find ideal conditions in the stork reserve and wading birds also feel particularly at home in the nature zoo. In the monkey forest you can come into direct contact with the animals and a little further on you can observe seals even under water. The new bear enclosure for the sloth bears, who share their home with the golden jackals, is particularly beautiful. Of course, there are many other animals such as llamas, coatis, camels, zebras, calicoes, and and and.... The best way to find out for yourself is to visit.
What could be more exciting than experiencing animals up close? The Nature Zoo in Rheine is a meeting place for people and animals. Understanding nature, respecting animals and their behaviour, understanding connections between animals and their environment - the nature zoo is a "school for life". Under the microscope, water fleas become as huge as elephants, the smallest living creatures grow into big stars. Take a walk on the berry trail or conquer the forest adventure path.
From mid-March to mid-October, the information feedings will not only satisfy visitors' hunger, but also their thirst for knowledge. On Sundays and public holidays, as well as every day during the summer holidays, the keepers explain the background to the life and care of the zoo's inhabitants.
*People with disabilities | Pupils aged 18 and over | Students
Seniors' Wednesday: Every Wednesday (except public holidays) a special price of € 5.00 applies for visitors aged 60 and over.
an Feiertagen ist der Naturzoo bis 19 Uhr geöffnet.
Der Zoo muss zu den angegebenen Endzeiten verlassen sein. Der Zeitraum der Sommersaison kann variieren.
Im Winter ist der Zoo bis zum Einbruch der Dämmerung geöffnet. Der Zoo muss dann verlassen sein. Der genaue Zeitraum der Wintersaison kann variieren.
With the graphic arts project prINT, the Kulturelle Begegnungsstätte Kloster Bentlage, FARB and the Druckvereinigung Bentlage e.V. are once again inviting exciting printmakers from the host country to the Münsterland Festival.
Already in May, the three selected Finnish artists Tiina Kivinen, Minna Louhelainen and Janne Laine were guests in the workshop of the Druckvereinigung for a joint working stay. All three are primarily dedicated to intaglio printing, but each in their own unique way.
As will be seen, they have proven that printmaking is highly valued in Finland, that there is a lot of experimentation and that the artists are extremely technically proficient. Heliogravure, mezzotint or line etching, sometimes as a collage, sometimes in combination with a monotype - the exhibitions will show both the printed works created in Bentlage and other existing works, which together give an insight into the versatile possibilities of printmaking.
In cooperation with the Bentlage Print Association, Bentlage Monastery and the City of Borken.
Vernissage: 8 October | Opening: 1 pm (followed by open workshop and print presentation)
Finissage: 12 November | 3 pm
Janne Laine | 1970
Janne Laine combines photographs mostly taken on journeys with prints, preferring heliogravure. Landscapes and their changes are a recurring theme. He searches for the perfect landscape, which is why unnecessary details disappear in his airy and aesthetically timeless depictions through prior processing. The focus is not on recognition, but on discovering something familiar.
Minna Louhelainen | 1984
"I see myself as a craft philosopher and hopeless humourist, creating, organising and presenting fragments of the world," says Minna Louhelainen, who works mainly on mixed media collages. "I find it delightful how a seemingly chaotic collection of paper fragments interacts with my thoughts and slowly crystallises into something meaningful."
Tiina Kivinen | 1971
Tiina Kivinen likes large formats - created in mezzotint technique, which is not seen too often. This elaborate method, sometimes combined with very direct drypoint strokes, can be described as a subtle rebellion against the hurry of the modern way of life. Nature and youth are present themes, but also the "signs of the times", such as those left by youth all over the world scratched or sprayed, appear in her prints.
The event is part of the Münsterland Festival part 12.