Couple hiking in Emsland, © Naturpark Hümmling
© Naturpark Hümmling


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 Niedersachsen (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.

Location of Emsland in Niedersachsen (Lower Saxony) and famous sights


Visiting the ocean liners, © Papenburg Tourismus, Ute Müller
© Papenburg Tourismus, Ute Müller

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.

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

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…

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


Market Square Lingen, © Lingen Wirtschaft + Tourismus GmbH/ Simon Clemens & Matthias Horn
© Lingen Wirtschaft + Tourismus GmbH/ Simon Clemens & Matthias Horn


Cyclists, © Emsland Touristik / Marcus Gloger
© Emsland Touristik / Marcus Gloger

Nature Park Moor-Veenland

Not a lake, but not dry land either: a moor is a unique, almost exotic habitat. It sounds different, it smells different and it looks completely different from all other landscapes in Europe.

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