The Wild Horses Capture in Dülmen

Each year, the Merfelder Bruch near Dülmen becomes the stage for a unique and captivating event: the Wild Horses Capture. This tradition, which takes place on the last Saturday in May, brings together nature enthusiasts, photographers, and horse lovers from all over to witness the last remaining free-living wild horses in Germany.

The Wild Horses Capture is not just a spectacle of nature but also a vital cultural tradition. During this event, young stallions are selected and removed to maintain the health and balance of the herd. This practice ensures the preservation of the Dülmen wild horses, allowing them to continue roaming freely in their natural habitat.