East Frisian chieftain seats characterise this route which is first leading you along the estuary of the Ems River with its typical “Wurtendörfern”, brick churches and Gulfhöfen. Via Greetsiel with its picturesque fishing port you go to the "pirates’ nest" of Störtebeker. The oldest town in East Frisia, Norden, is your next stop. Along the dyke, you follow the route to the castle set on a lake in Dornum. The next stop is Aurich which is also an old chieftains’ seat. The remaining route takes you across the Thing-place of the Frisian tribes, the Upstalsboom, the former Cistercian convent in Ihlow and in the seaport city of Emden.
Highlights: Seaport city Emden with its art gallery, "pirates’ nest" in Marienhafe with the Störtebeker Tower, Tea Museum in Norden, castle set on a lake Dornum, Eternal Sea (Germany’s largest hill moor lake), monastery site Ihlow.
Quality: Mostly routes low on traffic through east Frisian cities and picturesque coastal towns
Section lengths: 35 - 55 km
Overall length: approximately 165 km
Interested in the following offer:
Ostfriesland Tour "Pirates And Chiefs"
from € 229.00
- p.p. accommodation in double bedroom from € 259,00
This offer is bookable in the following periods
- 01.01.2013 to 31.12.2015
- 01.01.2016 to 31.12.2017
Prices vary depending on travel period and room category.