The city of Papenburg is situated in the northern Emsland region – East Frisia is just a stone’s throw away. Many aspects of this place are reminiscent of shipping and peat mining. 40 kilometres of canals with romantic bascule and swing bridges and anchored ships add to Papenburg’s very special charm.
Historic buildings, which have either been well maintained or lovingly restored, grace the cityscape. Culture lovers can look forward to a treat at the exhibitions and concerts held in the Gut Altenkamp estate and its 200-year-old Baroque garden. At the same time, modern high-tech companies such as MEYER WERFT are also worth visiting. The Papenburger Zeitspeicher visitor information centre provides insights into how the city was formed. If you would like to retrace the footsteps of Papenburg’s first settlers, then visiting the Von Velen Anlage (Von Velen open-air museum) is a must.
Cycling is one of the best leisure activities Papenburg has to offer. In addition to five major national bike trails, Papenburg also has a signposted 200 km network of bike paths.