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Bocholt is a town in Münsterland in Germany, located only about 4 km from the Dutch border.


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Steam-powered machine at the textile museum
  • 1 Historical market square with the old town hall.
  • Schloss Diepenbrock.
  • 2 Bocholt Textile Factory Museum (TextilWerks Bocholt), Uhlandstraße 50. The museum shows the history of textile production in Münsterland. All descriptions are in German and Dutch only, but the stuff can give a guided tour in English. Almost all of the historical, steam-powered machines are operational, so you can see the process of weaving on different generations of weaving machines in a large weaving hall. In another restored factory just a block away (not open during winter) is a spinning mill. 3€.








Anholt Castle
Anholter Schweiz
  • Wasserburg Anholt (Anholt Castle), Schloss 1, 46419 Isselburg-Anholt (15 km west of Bocholt). The water castle is one of the biggest and most beautiful noble's residences in Münsterland. The museum is worth seeing, the castle is surrounded by a park. 60-minutes tour for adults 12 €, combination ticket for museum and park 15 €, park only 5 €; for children under 17 free.
  • Anholter Schweiz, Pferdehorster Straße 1, Isselburg-Anholt (1.5 km south of the castle). 15 march – 1 november: daily 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Swiss house closed on Mondays; 2 november – 14 march: Sat-Sun, holidays 10 a.m.–4 p.m.. Large park (138 acres) modeled to imitate a Swiss landscape around Lake Lucerne; there is a lake, rocks and a recreated Swiss chalet. The site was created for the 19th-century Prince of Salm-Salm who was an ardent admirer of Switzerland. 6,50 €, children (3–12 years) 3,50 €.

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