Haus Woord in Bocholt | Place of interest in Münsterland
Greek gods in Bocholt at the Woord House
© Münsterland e.V./ Philipp Fölting
Industrial history in the heart of the city
House Woord

House Woord

The listed Woord house has exciting cultural and historical material in store for you: behind the doors of this property, the history of the well-known Münsterland textile industry was once significantly shaped and contributed to.

Haus Woord was built in the classicist style between 1792 and 1795, with elegant and austere lines on both the house and the exterior. Initially owned by the von Raesfelds, the Bocholt textile manufacturer Ludwig Schwartz acquired the house and farm in 1830. The entrepreneur had steam-driven spinning mills and weaving mills built on the spacious grounds. Despite the destruction of the estate during the Second World War, it was rebuilt in its original style in 1949 and operations continued until 1971. Since then, the building has housed private flats and a lawyer's office, and there are business premises in the outbuildings.

A venerable welcome

In the imposing forecourt you will see replicas of four ancient statues of the gods. The originals, which were enthroned here in the 19th century, are among the most important secular sculptures of the 17th and 18th centuries in Westphalia and are currently in Ahaus.

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Service at the Woord House

  • Outdoor
  • private estate

House Woord

Öffnungszeiten vom 01.01. to 31.12.
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
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  • Sunday


  • no entry possible:
    0,00 €

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Tips on the Woord House

  • A round thing: The Bocholter Aasee invites you to take beautiful walks along the approx. 3 km long lakeside paths. There is also a parking area for mobile homes at the lake.
  • You can discover 28 different crafts in the crafts museum in Bocholt.
  • The 100 Castles Route passes through Bocholt twice and allows you to cycle to the most beautiful historical buildings in the western Münsterland.
  • The cycle tour "In the West of Münsterland" takes you along the Dutch border to the romantic moated castle of Anholt.
  • A place of pilgrimage for cyclists is the "Rose Biketown" with the latest trends in cycling.

House Woord

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