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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 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

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

Bicycle tour
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Explore 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 cycle tour crosses the border into the western Münsterland and the Dutch Achterhoek. A local guide provides interesting information and stories about the border town of Bocholt.

The tour starts with your own bike at the LWL-Museum Textilwerk or at TSV Bocholt. Here, participants gain an insight into the history of Bocholt and the development of the textile town.

The tour continues by bike along paved cycle paths and quiet lanes, past meadows, fields, 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 sets off on the return journey.

The cycle tour ends after about five hours and around 50 kilometres.

Dates for the public cycle tourCycle tour: in the events calendar under "Explore Bocholt and the surrounding area by bike"

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

Meeting point: LWL-Museum Textilwerk Bocholt, Uhlandstraße car park or TSV Bocholt, Hemdener Str. 163 car park

Price: 14 euros per person

Tour length: approx. 50 kilometres

Participation is at your own risk. Wearing a cycle helmet is recommended. You should bring your own drinks and snacks.

Registration is required due to the limited number of participants.


Bocholter Kiepenkerl city tour

Kiepenkerl
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For adults or schoolchildren

The Kiepenkerl is a historical figure from the Westphalian region. On this tour, adults or schoolchildren learn interesting facts about the history of the town and the significance of the Kiepenkerl in the region. Together they discover Bocholt city centre and the local sights. It is an ideal opportunity to strengthen the participants' historical understanding.

Meeting point: Bocholt's historic town hall

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

Private guided tour on the desired date: per group 135 euros up to max. 15 adults; each additional person 9.00 euros / max. 22 people

Per group 65 euros / 22 pupils; additional persons on request. An accompanying person is required for the group on this tour.


City tour anno 1900 with the quack doctor

City tour anno 1900
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With a twirled moustache and bowler hat, the Bocholt quack in the black frock coat welcomes his guests in Bocholt at the Europabrunnen fountain in front of the historic town hall. He is the Bocholt city guide and storyteller from around 1900.

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

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

The quack gives an entertaining and amusing account of everyday life and explains some of the history of the city's buildings, squares and streets in Bocholt.

This tour is also suitable for school classes.

Dates: in the events calendar under City tour anno 1900

Price: 9.50 euros per person.

Meeting point: Europabrunnen in front of the historic town hall

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

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

Individual private group tour on the desired date: 135 euros per group up to max. 15 adults; each additional person 9.00 euros/ max. 22 people

Participation at your own risk. The tour will not take place if there is an official storm warning.


Experience Bocholt with the Segway

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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 city tour

City tour
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During the interesting and entertaining city centre tour, experienced city guides pass on their background knowledge about Bocholt's numerous sights and provide a special insight into the history and stories of the city.

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

Dates: (take place at irregular intervals) see events calendar keyword "City tour"

Meeting point: Bocholt's historic town hall

Prices for public guided tours: Adults 4.50 euros, children 2 euros

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

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

City tour for children

Children's city tour
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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.

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

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

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