Rheine languishes in an enchanting mix of the bucolic with history thrown in in good measure. Here you have the perfect location to get around on foot or on a bike to explore the rural gems to your heart’s delight.
Untarnished by the gaudiness of modern consumerist tourism, it spares you the usual traps that you’d normally encounter on vacations. So get set to enjoy your trip on your own terms and at your own pace. :-)
Rheine enjoys lovely views of the Ems and this is showcased to perfection by the convenient promenade that lets you enjoy a stroll as you take in all that natural loveliness. You will surely pause to admire the spectacular waterfall that will delight your senses as you literally feel the tensions of modern life drop away like a heavy robe.
The Old Town area is just the place to let this good feeling linger. This would also be the ideal spot to begin your explorations.
Visit the Falkenhof or city museum, a historic structure where you’ll find yourself transported even further back in time. Here’s where you’ll get your fill of local history that goes all the way back to the 9th century. Stroll into a street-side café and linger as long as it takes over a steaming cup of whatever. :-)
Whether traveling with kids in tow or not, you have to see the wonderful Nature Zoo in Rheine where they have a range of wild life from turtles to tigers.
Rheine may appear, at first sight, to be a sleepy little town that lulls your senses. Don’t be fooled by that languorous exterior. You never know when the streets might erupt with some celebration or fair that will knock your socks off. Farmer’s Olympiad, weekend parties and fairs, and other local events including spur-of-the-moment festivities dot the calendar.
If that’s not your scene, there are plenty of things you can do on your own or as a family. Get going on a canoeing trip, a bicycle tour, or soar across the blue skies on a balloon trip over the lush countryside.