Bocholt is located in western Germany, more precisely: in the Münsterland, between the major centres of Münster and those of the Rhine-Ruhr conurbation on the one hand and the Dutch centres of Arnhem, Nijmwegen and Enschede on the other.
With a population of around 71,000, Bocholt is the largest city in the western Münsterland region and on the lower Lower Rhine. Bocholt is the third largest city in Münsterland.
Bocholt is a cycling city with over 200 kilometres of cycle paths and a popular stop for cycle tourists.
Arrival by bus and train
The regional express 19 "Rhein-Ijssel-Express" of VIAS Rail runs every hour via Wesel to Düsseldorf - and vice versa.
Regional buses provide access to the western Münsterland and the Rhine-Ruhr region:
Within Bocholt, seven StadtBus lines (C1 to C6 and C13) run every 30 minutes and 3 StadtBus lines (C7, C8 and C11) run every 60 minutes to all parts of the city. StadtBus Bocholt