The Water Mill
The Nordhorn Water Mill or Kornmühle was build in the 18th century at a location where earlier mills had been in operation as early as the 15th century.
The mill was in operation till 1983. Thereafter the building was transformed into a small theater.
In the Stadtmuseum Povelturm the history of Nordhorn and the textiles industry history in special, is on display.
The museum is housed in the Povelturm, the former central staircase building of the Povel textiles industries build in 1906. On top of the tower you'll find the museum café.
Entrance fee: € 4,00 (adult).
Tu-Sa: 2PM - 6PM
Su: 11AM - 6PM
- Family Travel
- Road Trip
- Museum Visits
Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market)
Each year from late November till Christmas Eve there's a Christmas Market (Nordhorner Weihnachtsmarkt) in the main streets of the old city, Hauptstrasse, Zur Alten Bleiche and Zur Bleiche streets. As in many German citiess wooden shop houses are places in these streets selling Christmas arts & craft and food & drinks (Glühwein for the occasion).
- Wine Tasting
- Food and Dining
- Hiking and Walking
old church at the market place
this church was once a missonary church of Saint Ludger, then consecreted in the year 1445. In the year 1544 the Grafschaft Bentheim (name of the region) changed to the lutheran confession, so this church too. In the year 1588 the dukes of Bentheim changed again to the reformed (calvinist) confession and the clergy of this church changed also again..
- Historical Travel
The Vechte river
once the city of Nordhorn was placed on an island surrounded by the river Vechte. Of course the twon is now much bigger and only a smaller part is placed on the island. Around this centrum you can go by "Tretboot", a pedal boat. Some houses next to the river have their little paddle boats there as well, it looks almost like Amsterdam.
- Sailing and Boating
Climb the Povelberg
The Povelberg is a man made pyramid shaped hill with a terrace on top to look over the city of Nordhorn.
- Family Travel
- Mountain Climbing