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Bocholt Overview

The northern border of the city of Bocholt is the German border with the Netherlands. Bocholt borders the district of Wesel, in the administrative region of Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf vacation rentals | Düsseldorf travel guide), in the southwest.

Bocholt is bordered in the north by the Dutch municipalities of Aalten and Winterswijk, in the east by the city of Rhede, in the south by the city of Hamminkeln (Hamminkeln vacation rentals | Hamminkeln travel guide), and in the west by the city of Isselburg (Isselburg vacation rentals | Isselburg travel guide).

Things to See in Bocholt


  • Stadtmuseum Bocholt
  • Handwerksmuseum
  • Kunsthaus
  • Kunstkammer St. Georg
  • Schulmuseum St.-Georg-Gymnasium


  • St.-Georg-Kirche
  • St.-Agneskapelle
  • Historisches Rathaus
  • Pfarrkirche Liebfrauen
  • Haus Woord
  • Wasserturm Bocholt
  • Heilig-Kreuz-Kirche
  • St.-Paul-Kirche
  • Neues Rathaus with Kulturzentrum am Berliner Platz
  • Schloss Diepenbrock
  • Herz-Jesu-Kirche (Bocholt)
  • Apostelkirche

Regular Events

  • Karnevalszug am Rosenmontag
  • Bocholter Citylauf in May
  • Aasee-Triathlon
  • Stadtfest
  • Bocholter Herbstkirmes

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More about the History of Bocholt

Bocholt was first written about in 779, when Charlemagne won a battle against the Saxons nearby. However the settlement was probably much older. Bishop Dietrich III von Isenburg from Münster (Münster vacation rentals | Münster travel guide) gave Bocholt city rights in 1222.

In the 15th century the city flourished. The engraver Israhel van Meckenem lived and worked in the city.

Between 1803 and 1810 Bocholt was the capital of the Principality of Salm. The Principality of Salm was governed by the prince of Salm-Salm and the prince of Salm-Kyrburg.

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Bocholt is a city in the north-west of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, part of the district Borken. It is situated 4 km south of the border with the Netherlands.

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