"From Roman times to present day: Goch(um)" Goch by Pavlik_NL

Goch Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 29 photos

Borderhopping for some stylish shopping

Goch,only a few kilometers from the Limburg border (Dutch Southern province) is a very attractive town with a rich history that dates back to Roman times. In medieval times the town rules it's surrounding lands and has an important role to play between the new Holland and German kingdoms. On the banks of the small river Niers and along the old Roman road from North-West to South-East, it had good transport connections.

From centre to small neighborhood town

In later medieval times the role of Goch started fading. The river Niers was just not capable of taking a lot of transport and the roadsystem started to be further away from town. Trains did even not come close. Recently next to Goch an airport arose, offering very cheap flights throughout Europe (V-Bird is operating from here). This might again be a stimulance for Goch's economy.

Remnants of the past in a nice little town

While walking through small, yet cosy Goch, you will see some wonderful architecture dating back to medieval times. This is all mixed with more modern styles and a very complete couple of shoppingstreets. My visit was in the best of times to visit any such town in Germany: "Weihnachten" (Christmas).

  • Intro Written Mar 9, 2004
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  • Mar 15, 2006 at 10:34 AM

    Hi Paul! Lovely page. I met some nice people from Goch today and I thought I'd check it out. Yours is the only Goch page here! Well done! Dank u wel! Tot ziens, Maria :))

  • Oct 24, 2004 at 5:45 AM

    Poorte Jäntje was a guard at the Vossgate. He wanted to betray Goch to the Spanish. But a citizen had noticed that he mad a wax impression of the key from the gate. He was sentenced to be divided into four parts by oxen.

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    Jul 4, 2004 at 3:59 PM

    pondering with the idea of visiting this small town for a week in September

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    Apr 12, 2004 at 12:40 PM

    Lovely page and destination!

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