Nordhorn Travel Guide

  • The beautiful St. Augustinus
    The beautiful St. Augustinus
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  • Quality time and enjoying a beer :)
    Quality time and enjoying a beer :)
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  • Cycling routes - Nordhorn
    Cycling routes - Nordhorn
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Nordhorn Things to Do

  • 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.

  • Climb the Povelberg

    The Povelberg is a man made pyramid shaped hill with a terrace on top to look over the city of Nordhorn.

  • Stadtmuseum Povelturm

    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).Opening hours:Mo: ClosedTu-Sa: 2PM...

  • 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).

  • 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...

  • 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.


Nordhorn Restaurants

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    by chancay Updated Apr 24, 2003

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    Strolling around in Nordhorn I saw soooo much ice -café´s. I was really surprised. The weather was perfect to have an ice-cream so we had one at Dolce Vita, and it was really yummy, very very good!

    I can recommend the "Raffaelo" taste!!

    la Dolce Vita
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Nordhorn Transportation

  • Parking at Nordhorn

    Nordhorn has 3 major car parks. Besides that you can park at dedicated street park places. Be aware that many street park places are for exclusive use to inhabitants or business.

  • Travelling with (young) kids.

    Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with the kids to Alkmaar by car this holiday and drove some distances by car on when we were there and we learned a few things that hopefully will help you. General: Bring books, old favourite toys and new surprise...

  • If you have to go by train...

    Normally I would recomend going there by car because Nordhorn has no good train connection and neither an airport.If you go by train you have to go until the railway station of Bad Bentheim. From here you find a bus "shuttle" service to Nordhorn.


Nordhorn Shopping

  • Antiques and Second Hand market

    The former weaving works a.k.a. the Alte Weberei, are transformed into an exhibition and events complex. From time to time a so-called Antik & Trödel Markt is held here. Second hand goods Reasonable prices.

  • Main street - Hauptstraße

    I still remember main street Nordhorn being the main street, meaning that all international traffic from the Netherlands to this part of Germany went through this street. It was a part of the former E8 route. When the Stadtring ring road around Nordhorn opened, the inner city was transformed into a pedestrian area with the Hauptstraße becoming the...

  • The best bread around

    Sundag is best bakery shop around.Fresh baked bread around the clock and their brezels are supurb! Brezels 3 for Euro 1,80


Nordhorn Local Customs

  • Voltage, frequency and plug ins.

    Maybe it sounds a bit weird, but as an experience traveler I know that you every now and then need this kind of information in advance: electricity in Germany is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to Germany with a device that does not accept 230 Volts at 50 Hertz, you will need a voltage converter.There are three main...

  • Talko to someone who knows ...

    I guess we all agree on this on; there is nothing more exciting than going travelling - exploring another country, experiencing a different culture, travelling around in new ways, sampling the local cuisine and chatting to the local people for a different perspective on life.However during our travels we learned that there is one certain thing that...

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Nordhorn Warnings and Dangers

  • Do drink enough!!!

    For years, we have all been told of the importance of water. The general guideline has been to drink 2 liter of water each day. For a person who is not living an active lifestyle this may be enough, but if you are physically active, you need more water than that. That is especially true if you are hiking in the Alkmaar area due to the fact the...

  • Reading a map!

    Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do differently?The general statement that men and women respond and behave differently under the same circumstances is true; For example, from the crib, male babies...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Nordhorn What to Pack

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    by Jerelis Written May 30, 2013

    Luggage and bags: * Map and guidebook;
    * Crackers;
    * 2 Liter of water;
    * Fruit / power bars.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: * Hiking boots;
    * 1 extra t-shirt;
    * Shorts with many pockets;
    * Sunglasses;
    * Fleece type jacket;
    * Hat / cap;
    * Raincoat.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: * Lip balm;
    * (Neck) sunblock;
    * Band-aids.

    Photo Equipment: * Camera and lots of films!
    * Filter;
    * Extra batteries;
    * Lens 210 mm.

    Miscellaneous: * Binocular;
    * Compass.

    Here we go ...
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Nordhorn Sports & Outdoors

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    by pieter_jan_v Written Feb 23, 2014

    Nordhorn is ideal for cycling. There are hilly and flat routes around.

    The official cycling routes are:
    -16 km Nordhorn city tour
    -48 km Two countries tour
    -28 km Three locks tour
    -36 km Four canals tour
    -65 km Mill tour
    -53 km Six Churches tour

    Equipment: Bicycle

    Cycling routes - Nordhorn
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Nordhorn Favorites

  • The Vechte river

    Norhorn was build at the bank of the Vechte river.South of the old town the Kornmühlen Arm canal was made that devide a part of the river water to the water mill.


    USEFUL Nordhorn LINKS:Local Tourist Office: VVV-Stadtmarketing Nordhorn e. V. Firnhaberstrasse 17 48529 Nordhorn Tel.: +49-5921-80390Nordhorn City Counsil page

  • Volkshochschule (school building)

    Now it is used as a school building, before it was one of the important town houses just next to the "Old Church at the market", I ´m not absolutely sure, but I think it has been twonhall as well once.


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