FELLING YOUR OWN CHRISTMAS TREE IN THE SCHLOSS WISSEN FOREST
The Christmas season is just around the corner and in Advent, the well-loved tradition of felling your own Christmas tree awaits you at Schloss Wissen. This year, you have the opportunity of felling your own Christmas tree on three weekends in Advent. Many of today’s adults have, as a child, already enjoyed this pre-Christmas ritual, organised by our forestry enterprise. In the meantime, these adults allow their own children to share in the experience when they head out into the forest together to fell their Christmas tree under which the presents will be waiting on 24. December.
and 12./13. December
also on the 4. Advent
10 - 16 p.m.
no matter the weather :-)
from 19,00 € per linear meter , promotional trees from 25 € apiece
free of charge
In Anticipation of the Festivities
Your Christmas celebration acquires a very personal note with a Christmas tree felled by yourself. Especially children are proud and happy when they return from their winterly adventure in our forest with their favorite tree. Because they know: it is not long to go before the longed-for Christmas celebration. Idyllic huts, from which Christmas delicacies for young and old are served, underline the spirit of Advent when felling your own Christmas tree at Schloss Wissen.
Discover and fell your own Christmas Tree
Our forest enterprise is located only a few minutes’ drive from Schloss Wissen. Free parking is available at Grootestr. 1 / corner Fasanenweg. From there, you follow a gravel forest road to the plantation area where you can fell your own Christmas tree up to a height of 2,50m. Furthermore, trees higher than 2,50m are also available and are felled daily in another area of the Schloss Wissen forest.
Parking is available in the forest:
Grootestr. 1/corner Fasanenweg, 47652 Weeze
If you wish, you can briefly store your Christmas tree (a name tag ensures that you retrieve your personal tree) while collecting and driving your vehicle to the pickup area, in order to load your tree. Or, you can opt to have your Christmas tree carried from the plantation to the checkout, or all the way to your car, by one of our young tree carriers for a small fee.
This campaign is independent of the weather. Sturdy footwear is an advantage! Please also note that the forest paths are not suitable for prams / buggies with small wheels. A saw will be provided or can be brought from home – chainsaws are not allowed.
from 19,00 € per linear meter
1,00 m – 3,50 m
(larger trees on request)
from 25,00 € apiece
only in the plantation to be felled by yourself
If you fell your Christmas tree at Schloss Wissen yourself, you will receive a freshly harvested tree of the highest quality. Several thousand Nordmann firs are planted by our forest enterprise every year and are lovingly taken care of for at least eight years until they have grown into splendid Christmas trees, making childrens’ eyes shine. But, not only does the appearance of the Nordmann fir provide joy: as it neither needles nor pricks, it is also particularly easy to take care of.
SALE OF CHRISTMAS TREES AT THE AGRICULTURAL ESTATE (from 05.12.), at EDEKA Brüggemeier Kevelaer (from 27.11.), FORESTER’S HOUSE (from 11.12.) or in XANTEN MARIENBAUM (from 05.12.)
An alternative to felling your own Christmas tree is, to purchase one of the trees felled daily at either the Agricultural Estate of Schloss Wissen, at the Forester’s House Altwetten or in Xanten Marienbaum.
Sale from Mon. – Sun. 09:00 – 18:00 (Estate, Marienbaumand EDEKA) and 09:00 – 16:30 (Forester’s House)
Address Estate: Kevelaerer Str. 140, 47652 Weeze
Address Forester’s House: Altwettener Weg 3, 47625 Kevelaer
Saws are provided by us. The participants are themselves responsible for the transport of the Christmas trees. Regarding Option 1, the trip into the forest is made with personal vehicles.
*Please Note: For less than 20 persons, a surcharge is added to the abovementioned prices.
Great prizes await you in our raffle
This is how wishes are fulfilled: Amongst all visitors who have felled a Christmas tree in our plantation, we are raffling off a one night stay for a family in one of our guest rooms, as well as a free Christmas tree for the next year. At 15:00, on all six days, you have the opportunity of winning a tree.
Of course, the lucky winners will, once again, be able to fell their Christmas tree in our forest in the coming year.
Christmas delicacies in idyllic surroundings
The seductive scent of freshly prepared delicacies and hot beverages: To provide a suitable setting for the felling of our Christmas trees, we serve our guests a variety of winter specialties in small huts located in the forest. A rustic shelter with seating invites you to linger and offers the opportunity to enjoy delicious food and hot beverages in a cosy atmosphere.
A special treat, especially for our little guests, is the bread on a stick which you can cook yourself over the crackling campfire.
We wish you a peaceful Advent and a Merry Christmas
How did you rate the Christmas tree felling event?
Every year we receive enthusiastic reactions from visitors who have felled their own Christmas tree. To improve the experience even further, we require your assistance. You were on site and can make suggestions as to what can be improved? Then write us an email – we look forward to your feedback!