Efing House in Bocholt | Place of interest in Münsterland
Haus Efing in Bocholt
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An almost forgotten treasure
House Efing

House Efing

Restrained and modest, surrounded by trees and behind small brick walls, lies the proud Efing manor house in northern Bocholt. The well-kept baroque estate, once built as a moated castle and still surrounded by intact moats, looks back on a long and eventful history.

Of coming and going in Haus Efing

The first documentary mention of Haus Efing dates back to 1323, but the exact year of construction is unknown. At that time, the complex served as a monastery for the Poor Clares, but soon became private property again. The first residential house was built in 1570 by the von Rhemen family, who also had the striking octagonal tower erected. Only this architectural masterpiece survived the Thirty Years' War. The estate was probably rebuilt in its present form between 1655 and 1669. The gatehouse from the 18th century is also still preserved. In the following years, the building was again used as a monastery for the Poor Clares and as a commercial school. Recognising the true beauty of the noble estate, the manor house underwent a fundamental renovation when it once again came into private ownership in 1996.

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  • private estate

House Efing

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.01. to 31.12.
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Haus Efing kann nur von außen mit etwas Abstand besichtigt werden.


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  • As the largest town in the district of Borken, the town centre of Bocholt offers many opportunities to stroll and enjoy.
  • On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, fresh products from the region are offered at the market around the historic town hall.
  • The "Bocholter Aa" cycle path leads along the small river to Velen.
  • If you are interested in the culture and formative history of the town, take a trip to the LWL Industrial Museum TextilWerk Bocholt. Here you can find out how work was done in a typical textile factory between 1900 and 1960.
  • The kubaai is the new urban cultural centre in Bocholt. It's a great place to have a picnic in the midst of industrial culture.

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