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City tours

Historical city tour with the night watchman

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"Hear ye people..."

... and let me tell you," is how the night watchman in his medieval outfit, with halberd and bugle, greets his guests. In the light of his lantern, he guides you with wit and knowledge through the dark alleys and the history of the town of Bocholt in 1665.

Here you can learn interesting facts about the 800-year history of the town.

Dates for public tours: in the calendar of events under Historic Town Tours.

Price public guided tour: 9,50 Euro per person

Meeting point: St. George's Fountain

Bookable: Tourist-Info-Bocholt, info(at)tourist-info-bocholt(dot)de, + 49 2871 5044

Individual private group tours at a date of your choice: Arrange appointments directly with the night watchman Tel. 0176 96444317.

Participation at your own risk. Tickets can be returned free of charge up to 7 days in advance; the tour will not take place if there is an official storm warning.

Cross-border public bike tour with guide

Public bike tour
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Exploring Bocholt and the surrounding area by bike

A guided cycle tour is a wonderful way to explore the region by bike and learn more about its history, culture and beautiful landscape.

The bike tour crosses borders into the western Münsterland and the Dutch Achterhoek. A local guide will provide interesting information and stories about the border town of Bocholt.

The tour with your own bicycle starts at the LWL Museum Textilwerk. Here participants will gain an insight into the history of Bocholt and the origins of the textile town.

The tour continues by bike along paved cycle paths and quiet pättkes, past meadows, fields, agricultural farms and churches that reflect the picturesque landscape of the Münsterland.

Beyond the "green border", the Achterhoek border region is explored on Dutch cycle paths, the" Fietspaden". After a break, the group makes its way back.

After about five hours and 50 kilometres, the tour ends at the car park of the LWL Museum Textilwerk in Uhlandstraße.

Dates for the public bike tour Bicycletour: in the calendar of events under "Bocholt and surroundings".

Bookable: Tourist-Info-Bocholt, info(at)tourist-info-bocholt(dot)de, +49 2871 5044

Meeting point: LWL Museum Textilwerk Bocholt, Uhlandstraße car park

Price: 14 euros per person

Tour length: approx. 50 kilometres

Participation is at your own risk. Wearing a bicycle helmet is recommended. Please bring your own drinks and snacks.

Registration is required due to the limited number of participants.

City tour anno 1900 with the quack doctor

Photo Quack Historical Town Hall - Copy
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With twirled moustache and bowler hat, the Bocholt quack in the black frock coat welcomes his guests in Bocholt at the Europabrunnen in front of the historic town hall. He is the Bocholt town guide and storyteller from the time around 1900.

Frank Telaar, alias the Bocholt Quack, will take participants on a 90-minute tour of Bocholt's town history at the beginning of the 20th century. There are many interesting and interesting facts about the life of Bocholt's citizens and the booming textile industry from this exciting era.

He tells about the doctor Dr. Bönninghausen on Nordstraße or about the "Restauration Ellering" on Ravardistraße, where people even then drank the odd beer that once cost 24 pfennings. Money had to be earned hard and there were considerable differences in the standard of living between the social classes.

In an entertaining and amusing way, the quack tells about everyday life and explains some of the history of the buildings, squares and streets in Bocholt.

Dates: in the calendar of events under City tour anno 1900

Price: 9.50 euros per person.

Meeting place: Europabrunne in front of the historic town hall.

Bookable: Tourist-Info Bocholt, info(at)tourist-info-bocholt(dot)de, +49 (0)2871 5044

Public dates:
Sunday, 9 July 2023, 5 p.m.
Saturday, 5 August 2023, 6 p.m.
Friday, 1 September, 6 p.m.

Due to the limited number of participants, prior registration is required for the Bocholt city tour anno 1900 with the quack.

Public guided city tour

City tour
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During this interesting and entertaining tour of the city centre, experienced city guides share their background knowledge about the numerous sights of Bocholt and give a special insight into the history and stories of the city.

Guided city tours can also be booked as group tours on specific topics in English, French or Dutch or specially tailored to school classes at the desired date.

Dates: (take place at irregular intervals) see calendar of events , keyword "guided tour of the city".

Meeting place: Historical Town Hall Bocholt

Prices public guided tour: adults 4,50 Euro, children 2 Euro

Bookable: Tourist-Info-Bocholt, info(at)tourist-info-bocholt(dot)de, + 49 2871 5044

Private guided tour on desired date: per group 65 euros / max. 25 persons

City tour for explorers

City tour children
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Bocholt for explorers: Children playfully explore the city on their own.

With this elaborate city rally, children explore the city centre in small groups in a playful way and with interesting insights into the city's history.

Services: elaborated city rally, solutions, city maps

Price: 5 euros / group

Bookable: Tourist-Info-Bocholt, info(at)tourist-info-bocholt(dot)de, + 49 2871 5044