Close to the Dutch border, rich in experiences - that's Bocholt. Bocholt is a paradise for cyclists. The 100 Castles Route, the Flamingo Route and the Hohe Mark Nature Park Route are just a few of the numerous cycle routes that lead all the way to the Netherlands.
Bocholt has plenty of sights to offer. The town's most beautiful building, the Historic Town Hall, dates back to the Dutch Renaissance. The Catholic parish church of St. George was built somewhat earlier as a late Gothic hall building.
The textile industry is typical of the region. In the Westphalian Industrial Museum - Textile Museum in Bocholt you can gain an insight into this exciting subject. Bocholt-Barlo is home to Diepenbrock Castle, an old knight's residence dating back to 1326, and the 69-hectare city forest with its well-maintained ponds and game reserves offers plenty of green space.
You can really unwind in the Bahia island pool with its award-winning sauna landscape. On the other hand, a brand-new indoor and outdoor go-kart track or the Neutor and the shopping arcades provide a thrill for shoppers. A stroll through the pedestrian zone should not be missed during a visit. Numerous events are a trademark of Bocholt. Almost every weekend there are concerts, festivals or exhibitions. One of the highlights of the year is the Bocholter Kirmes, which is one of the most popular folk festivals in Münsterland.
"SO OR SO - your Münsterland". This podcast from Germany's most beautiful region takes you on an acoustic discovery tour of the Bocholt textile factory. Like no other museum, it tells the textile history of Münsterland. Let Münsterland reporter Dennis Burk take you on an immersion into the industrial culture of times gone by. A variety of exhibitions can also be visited there. Curious? Take nine minutes and listen in: