Parks at Burg Hülshoff and at Haus Rüschhaus

The most poetic castle residence in the Münsterland is surely Haus Hülshoff in Havixbeck. Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, the well-known Westphalian poet, was born here on 12th January 1797. The moated castle and its grounds are located near the town of Münster and are a popular place for outings today. The castle complex was built in…

Ulrich Rückriem’s Artist Garden

Landscape as an Extended Sculpture Ulrich Rückriem’s first opportunity to design a landscape for his sculptures arose when the outside areas at Sinsteden were being planned and realised from 1993 onwards. Prior to the construction of the exhibition halls, these outside areas had primarily been used for agricultural purposes. Various sections were created, which were…

Gartenschaupark Rietberg

Gartenschaupark Rietberg (Rietberg Garden Show Park), which developed out of the Regional Garden Show of 2008, captivates with its variety of extensive lake landscapes, areas of undisturbed vegetation, splendid herbaceous borders, range of play and leisure activities for the whole family, large sandy beach, high ropes course, 18-metre look-out tower and “art in the park”.…

Parks at Saline and Solbad Gottesgabe in Rheine

The area in the north-west part of Rheine which encompasses the Salinenpark, the neighbouring zoo as well as Bentlage monastery and cultural landscape is an interesting place to visit. The Salinenpark was redesigned in 2004. Today, box-shaped linden trees create a focus at the central part of the graduation house where the original structure is…