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Naturparkhouse Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld

Modern meets history! It is wonderfully integrated into the landscape Naturparkhouse Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld

Timeless architecture in a sensitive landscape, with a glass shell that perceives its surroundings and seemingly merges with them. The NaturparkThe house is in the immediate vicinity of the historic Raesfeld Castle and is an essential part of the zoo project.
Children and adults can visit the “On the Trail of Nature” exhibition on the upper floor. The tourist information office on the ground floor has information materials Naturpark Hohe Mark, ready for the community of Raesfeld and the region. The business premises are located in the rear part of the modern building Naturpark High mark. Also the learning workshop Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld and the Phänomexx school laboratory are in Naturparkhouse accommodates.


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The Naturparkhaus shows the permanent exhibition “On the Trail of Nature” on the upper floor; an exhibition to participate in – not just for children!
Whether deer, fox, pheasant or hare, the local wildlife is exciting - nature is incredibly diverse.
Standing in front of a real deer with powerful antlers, seeing a fox or wolf up close is something very special.
There are also interactive stations, many different animal specimens and a magical exhibition booklet waiting for all nature enthusiasts!
In the notebook “On the trail of nature – who is the smartest fox?” “Forester Martin” takes Kira and Jonas “by the hand” and leads them through the fantastic nature of the zoo, conveying the forest habitat and its inhabitants.
Kira and Jonas also learn that humans have copied a few things from nature and get a little insight into the history of nature Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld.
An accompanying booklet that lets you become active yourself!

“On the trail of nature” is a permanent exhibition with an integrated school laboratory, which is organized in collaboration with the Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld, the educational circle Borken and the Naturpark Hohe Mark was developed - supported by the ESD regional center of the NLW Foundation in the spirit of education for sustainable development (ESD) incorporating the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.



Film about the exhibition and the PhänomexX school laboratory


This is for schools Naturparkhouse Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld a venue of PhänomexX, an extracurricular school laboratory in which scientific teaching is promoted in an exemplary manner and school learning is supplemented.

Extracurricular place of learning in and on Naturparkhouse Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld

learning workshop

The also in NaturparkThe learning workshop located in the building, which is supervised by the ESD Regional Center Foundation NLW, offers schoolchildren the opportunity to directly experience nature in a wide variety of events and promotes their abilities to make sustainable decisions in the sense of ESD (education for sustainable development).


Tourist information office in Raesfeld

A weekend in the country? An entertaining excursion into an idyllic landscape? the Tourist info im Naturparkhaus direkt im Tiergarten am Schloss will be happy to advise you and put together your individual feel-good excursion programme. Find out more about the historic moated castle and castle community and lots of information about cycling and hiking trails in the region, events and sights. We are looking forward to your visit!





Guided tours of the Raesfeld Castle Zoo and the castle complex can be booked through the Raesfeld Tourist Information Office.

Arrival options

The Naturparkhouse Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld can be reached by bike via the nearby 100 Castles Route and the 3 Rivers Route, which runs through the Tiergarten.

Arriving by car is recommended. Right on Naturparkthere are enough parking spaces available. Parking is free. Parking camping cars/mobile homes overnight is prohibited all year round.




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The Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld invites you to stroll along the count's paths and, with a bit of luck, catch a glimpse of one or the other stately red deer. On the ponds in Tiergarten you can see ducks, rails, swans and geese and gray herons.
In addition to the autumnal rutting concert, extensive frog melodies can often be heard in early summer as a special background noise. Three circular routes invite you to the Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld for romantic walks. You can get a hiking map like the one shown here NaturparkHouse.


hiking map Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld


Nature adventure area

The Nature adventure area am Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld invites you to play in and with nature on a 5.000 m² area with climbing and balancing paths, low ropes course, cone throwing system, branch construction site and much more.



Naturpark High mark im Naturparkhouse
Raesfeld Castle Zoo
Tiergarten 1
46348 Raesfeld

Telephone: 02865/ 955240


Opening hours Naturparkhouse Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld


Weekdays 9.30:12.30 a.m. – 13.30:16.00 p.m. and XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. – XNUMX:XNUMX p.m

Saturday, Sunday, public holidays 13.00:16.00 p.m. – XNUMX:XNUMX p.m



Click here for the digital themed trail for schoolchildren

The Raesfeld moated castle has the highest tower of all castles in Westphalia and the associated historical zoo is unique in Germany in terms of its size and type. Why did Count Alexander II create a zoo back then and what is that anyway – a castle garden with animals or a zoo at the castle? Just one of many questions that are resolved in the biparcours.

The starting point is the glass one Naturparkhouse Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld. If you want to take part in the biparcours, you will receive a map with a 2,2 kilometer route and some prominent points. The path leads to the castle courtyard and there over a former drawbridge into the inner courtyard. The biparcours begins in front of the main castle. This leads to the most diverse, beautiful and interesting places and offers plenty of information with tasks, quizzes and games. History buffs in particular are in the right place here!


  • Download the free BIPARCOURS app:
    Apple Store, Google Play Store, APK file
  • Open the app.
  • On the app screen, select "Scan Code" and point the camera at the launch guide code. You will be automatically taken to the start screen of the course.

For information: The use of the Biparcours app is reserved exclusively for pupils. 







Naturparkhouse Tiergarten Schloss Raesfeld
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Tourist Info in NaturparkhouseTiergarten Schloss Raesfeld
Tiergarten 1
46348 Raesfeld
Phone: 02865 – 609110