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.
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.
Nine renowned artists - all with a proven focus on artistic drawing - from Germany, the Netherlands and France will explore the medium of charcoal drawing during a ten-day workshop at Kloster Bentlage. The aim is to transfer knowledge between experienced artists about the use of charcoal and the further development of their drawing oeuvres, and to present a jointly created contemporary artistic work in the field of charcoal drawing. A special feature of the workshop is that the artists will produce the charcoal themselves, using wood from the Bentlage countryside, and integrate it into their own drawings.
The artistic results will then be presented together with the process documentation and other works by the artists in the barn at Kloster Bentlage. Workshops and hands-on activities for visitors are planned to accompany the exhibition.