Cyclists in Haren, © Emsland Touristik GmbH
© Emsland Touristik GmbH


The idyllic Ems and Hase Rivers, mysterious moors, the forests of the Hümmling hills, prehistoric graves and some of the prettiest villages in Niedersachsen shape the green expanses of Emsland. Cyclists and groups will love the well-signposted network of cycle paths, paddling, hiking and riding for all ability levels, water parks, rope gardens, zoos and giant play parks for young holidaymakers, as well as technical superlatives, delicious regional specialities and a very warm welcome.

Emsland – family country in Lower Saxony

Kids are bursting with the joy of discovery and a thirst for activity – and in Emsland in Niedersachsen there’s no shortage of great options for young visitors. There’s ample space to play and romp throughout the region and children are welcome everywhere. Emsland is a paradise for children. At the Dankern Castle holiday park there’s Drago Castle, a covered playground, a rope garden, a go-cart track and much more. Attractions at Surwolds Forest include a giant slide, a climbing park and fairytale forest. Pony rides, zoos and water parks – there’s no time for boredom in Emsland.

Accommodation in Emsland is fully adapted to the needs of children. For example, in spacious self-catering apartments – easy to book through the Emsland tourist board – in riding centres or farmyards, where fruit, homemade bread and cake and fresh milk await young holidaymakers.


Schloss Clemenswerth, © Emsland Touristik GmbH
© Emsland Touristik GmbH

Clemenswerth Castle

The Baroque hunting lodge of Clemenswerth Castle in Sögel, with its central pavilion surrounded by eight smaller lodges for guests, is the only remaining star-shaped hunting complex in the world

Blick in das Besucherzentrum der Papenburger Meyer Werft, © Papenburg Marketing GmbH/ Michael Wessels
© Papenburg Marketing GmbH/ Michael Wessels

MEYER WERFT’s Visitor Centre

MEYER WERFT’s Visitor Centre: vivid exhibits, informative films and exciting guided tours offer a behind-the-scenes look at modern shipbuilding.

Papenburg, © Fotolia ©LianeM -
© Fotolia ©LianeM -


Schloss Dankern Holiday Park, © Ferienzentrum Schloss Dankern
© Ferienzentrum Schloss Dankern

Schloss Dankern Holiday Park

Schloss Dankern Holiday Park in Haren, a town on the Ems river, is one of Germany’s largest child friendly holiday destinations.

Papenburger zeitspeicher - Mädchen auf Treppe, © Papenburg Tourismus/ Ute Müller
© Papenburg Tourismus/ Ute Müller

Papenburg Zeitspeicher Visitor Centre

The Papenburg Zeitspeicher Visitor Centre guides you through the town's history and sheds light on its current attractions. Explore the evolution of shipbuilding and navigation in Papenburg through…

Hümmling, © Emsland Touristik
© Emsland Touristik

Hümmling Nature Park

Rolling hills, extensive forests, valuable cultural heritage - the Hümmling Nature Park in Emsland has all this, embedded in the North German plain, criss-crossed by small waterways and interspersed…

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