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The wonderful Westmünsterland region

The picturesque Westmünsterland region lies in the northern part of North Rhine-Westphalia. Famous for its lush green landscapes which extend along the Ems, Werse and Vechte rivers, the region is ideal for active holidaymakers. Spectacular cycle and hiking paths entice people to get out into the fresh air. The region’s 71 idyllic towns and villages offer true connoisseurs a plethora of art, culture and entertainment.


The first written records mentioning Bocholt date back to the early Middle Ages. It gained city rights as early as 1222, which were conferred by the Bishop of Münster. The historic city centre, which features buildings including the historic 17th-century Town Hall and the 15th-century St. George’s Church, underwent extensive reconstruction after the Second World War.

Discover Bocholt


After Aachen, Bocholt is the second-largest city on the Dutch-German border. Surrounded by the idyllic Münsterland, the border region is famed for its fertile green landscapes and offers a wealth of recreational facilities. Go canoeing, visit a leisure park, check out the go-kart arena or play a round of minigolf.

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