Discover Papenburg

Germany’s oldest and longest fenland colony is located in the north of Emsland, in close vicinity of East Frisia. Idyllically situated fen houses, 40 kilometers of channels with romantic bascule and swing bridges as well as anchoring museum ships give Germany’s southernmost seaport city its very own appearance. The town on the Ems offers a unique combination of urban ambience, natural experience, latest technology and living history.


Follow the historical tracks through the history of Papenburg, for example during a visit to the interactive exhibition in the Papenburg Zeitspeicher, the Open-Air Museum Von-Velen or the Baroque Estate Altenkamp. You can get close to modern shipbuilding and the latest cruise liners at the MEYER-WERFT. We have summarized the best tips for your discovery tour as follows.

Sights to see

Guided city tours in Papenburg

Discover the many varied facets to be seen when making a guided city tour through Papenburg – our guest attendants are looking forward to showing you our nice city.

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Culture and Events

Papenburg offers all sorts of culture from A to Z in front of an unforgettable backdrop.

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Cycling tours and holidays

Cycling in Papenburg is fun – and this is not only due to the flat and varied landscape.

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Sport and activities

It is easy to be active in Papenburg: Water is the most prominent element of the region and offers a wide range of recreational activities.

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Nature and landscape

Papenburg, the “Green City” on the Ems, offers pure nature ranging from unspoilt nature to well-maintained parks and idyllic private gardens.

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Travel advice

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