Historical city tour with the night watchman
"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 guided tours: in the calendar of events under Historical City Tours.
Price public guided tour: 9.50 euros per person
Meeting point: St. George's Fountain
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
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".
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.
Bocholter Kiepenkerl city tour
For adults or schoolchildren
The Kiepenkerl is a historical figure from the Westphalian region. During this guided tour, the adults or pupils learn interesting facts about the history of the town and the significance of the Kiepenkerl in the region. Together they discover Bocholt's city centre and the local sights with him. It is an ideal way to strengthen the participants' historical understanding.
Meeting point: Bocholt's historic town hall.
Private guided tour on desired date: Per group 135 euros up to max. 15 adults; each additional person 9.50 euros/ max. 22 persons
Per group 65 euros / 22 pupils; additional persons on request. For this guided tour, an accompanying person is required for the group.
City tour anno 1900 with the quack doctor
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 town's buildings, squares and streets.
This tour is also suitable for school classes.
Dates: in the calendar of events under City tour anno 1900
Price: 9.50 euros per person.
Meeting point: Europabrunnen in front of the Historic Town Hall.
Individual private group tours on the date of your choice: Arrange appointments directly with the quack Tel. 0176 56804155
Due to the limited number of participants, prior booking is required for the guided tour of Bocholt anno 1900 with the quack.
Participation at your own risk. The tour will not take place if there is an official storm warning.
Experience Bocholt with the Segway
Public Segway Tour
Bocholt Stadt - Land - Aasee
Discover Bocholt in a different way...without a bike and without a strenuous walk!
The public Segway tour around Bocholt takes you with an experienced guide through the city, into the countryside and to the Bocholt Aasee.
After the briefing and a test ride on Berliner Platz, the round trip through Bocholt starts. Past the Mariengymnasium, along the Bocholter Aa and past the Protestant Christuskirche, the Segway tour goes along low-traffic roads to the Stadtwald. The participants then head towards the Hohenhorster Berge and past the Bocholter Aasee to the podium bridge at the LWL Museum Textilwerk in the "kubaai" cultural quarter. The city tour then ends back at the starting point on Berliner Platz.
A short break is planned at the Aasee lake, where those who wish can fortify themselves for the rest of the tour.
Dates for public tours: in the calendar of events under Segway Tours
Booking and further information:
Tourist-Info Bocholt, Mail info(at)tourist-info-bocholt(dot)de or Tel. +49 2871 5044.
Route length approx. 15 km . Duration 90 - 120 min . Cost 55 € per adult
Public guided city tour
During this interesting and entertaining tour of the city centre, experienced city guides pass on their background knowledge about the numerous sights of Bocholt, as well as giving 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: Historic Town Hall Bocholt
Prices public guided tour: adults 4,50 Euro, children 2 Euro
Private guided tour on desired date: per group 65 euros / max. 25 persons
City tour for children
You don't know BOKELTJE? Thegreen Bocholt beech goblin?
On a journey through Bocholt's inner city and the centuries, you children will learn what BOKELTJE has to do with Israhel van Meckenem, the building of the town hall, the tree silk spiders and the Bocholt fair.
Go on a journey through time with BOKELTJE and get to know your town anew!
Meeting point: Bocholt's historic town hall or by arrangement.
Private guided tour on the date of your choice: 65 euros per group / max. 25 children. For this tour, one accompanying person is required for the group.
City tour for explorers
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