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Travel Insider Tips for Papenburg

Papenburg Overview:

Papenburg is located in the lowlands of northwestern Germany. That means that our highest elevation is 65.6 or 98.4 feet high, which is proven to be ideal for biking excursions. Here we have about 125 miles in bike trails, all clearly labeled. Long walks through Papenburg’s state forests or in large state parks along the many canals also contribute to the relaxation of vacation guests. In doing so, it the tourists are also able to admire the many brick house along the canal.

About Papenburg:

Papenburg is a city in the district of Emsland (Emsland vacation rentals | Emsland travel guide) in Lower Saxony, Germany, situated at the river Ems. It is known for its large shipyard, the Meyer-Werft, which specializes in building cruise liners.

Papenburg is subdivided into 6 urban districts, Papenburg-Untenende, Papenburg-Obenende, Herbrum, Tunxdorf-Nenndorf, Aschendorf and Bokel.

What is special about Papenburg?

The canals, which are very rich in fish, are located throughout Papenburg. You don’t even need a fisher’s license to fish there! In the winter, when the canals are frozen over, they are ideal for skating.

Before the settlement of Papenburg it was located in a deep bog. Today, remnants of the bog can be found in the surrounding area, in part wet and conserved by nature. Papenburg’s history can be relived through the museum von-Velen Anlage, as well as through the Zeitspeicher museum.

The Meyer-Werft with it’s gigantic dimensions don’t even have to be mentioned in the USA. There, cruise ships are built. A trip to the visitor’s center at Meyer-Werft is a must for everyone that chooses to visit Papenburg.

Where can you buy fresh bread or enjoy breakfast?

Fresh bread is available in every supermarket and on nearly every corner. In addition, there are many small bakeries that offer a large selection of bread as well as delicious cake and pastries.

Are there any local specialties that vacationers should check out?

The Papenburg specialty is called “Buchweizenpfannkuchen,” or buckwheat pancakes. They can be enjoyed in the summer at the Papenbörger Hus. For those that are interested in trying eel, it is just 40km to Bad Zwischenahn. Fish specialties are abound in Ditzumerverlaat, a small fisherman’s village near Papenburg. If tea is what you’re after, then you will find it in Greetsiel (Greetsiel vacation rentals | Greetsiel travel guide), about 70km from Papenburg, off the cost of the North Sea. There you can enjoy East Frisian tea.

Which restaurants are good for evenings out?

The ambiance at the restaurant at the “Alte Werft” hotel is top notch. The “Four Seasons” on the main canal also serves good food. If you are looking for good food on a budget, then the “Restaurant Hilling” next to the Papenburger Rathaus is for you.

Are there local events, fairs, parties, or other cultural highlights?

There are many local events in Papenburg, and the shooting fest is one of the more popular ones. There is also a may market in Untenende, a July market in Obenende, and an August market in Untenende. The summer street fest, ‘Open End am Obenend’ includes the appearance of many cult bands in and around St. Michael’s church. There are also summer concerts.

Day Trips:

The test track for the magnetic levitation train Transrapid is located not far from Papenburg. Sometimes visitors are able to see the fast train go 250 miles an hour on stilts that are 33 feet high.

Papenburg is located on the Dutch boarder, and visiting either Winschoten or Groningen is always worth at least a day trip.

Papenburg is also not far from the East Frisian islands of Juist (Juist vacation rentals | Juist travel guide), Borkum (Borkum vacation rentals | Borkum travel guide), Norderney (Norderney vacation rentals | Norderney travel guide), Baltrum (Baltrum vacation rentals | Baltrum travel guide), Langeooge, Spiekeroog (Spiekeroog vacation rentals | Spiekeroog travel guide) und Wangerooge (Wangerooge vacation rentals | Wangerooge travel guide). Here day trips are offered in order for people to be able to enjoy these fabulous islands and the great sea air.

Ammerland, which is located in the northeast, boasts the largest tree nurseries in the world. In summer the Rhododendron park near Westerstede is always worth a visit.

South of Papenburg lie hills and forests. Old water mills or the barock castle Clemenswerth in Sögel are popular day-trip destinations.

A Special Insider Tip for Papenburg:

Enjoy the Papenburger Hospitality!

Things to See in Papenburg:

Rathaus

Meyers Mühle am Untenende

Weihnachtsmarkt

Heimatmuseum

St. Antonius Kirche

Klappbrücke am Hauptkanal

St. Michael kirche

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More about the History of Papenburg

In the "Chronicle of the Frisians", written in the 16th century by the East-Frisian council Eggerik Benninga, the Papenburg (at that time a manor) is mentioned for the first time. In 1458, Hayo von Haren (Haren vacation rentals | Haren travel guide), called "von der Papenburch", confesses to be leaned with the Papenburg. The contract that was made because of this is the earliest verifiable documentary mention of Papenburg. On 2 December 1630, the district administrator Dietrich von Velen purchases the manor for 1500 Reichsthaler from Friedrich von Schwarzenberg in order to found a settlement in the fen-surrounded region. On 4 April 1631, Bishop Ferdinand von Münster (Münster vacation rentals | Münster travel guide) leans the then castle and manor Papenburg to Dietrich von Velen. This is considered to be the foundation of the city of Papenburg. Matthias von Velen and his wife Margartha Anna, born von Galen, endow the oldest church in Papenburg on 7 December 1680. It is dedicated to Anthony the Great, making him its patron saint.

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Papenburg is located in the lowlands of northwestern Germany. That means that our highest elevation is 65.6 or 98.4 feet high, which is proven to be ideal for biking excursions. Here we have about 125 miles in bike trails, all clearly labeled. Long walks through Papenburg’s state forests or in large state parks along the many canals also contribute to the relaxation of vacation guests. In doing so, it the tourists are also able to admire the many brick house along the canal.

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