The train station Emden is a regular stop for Intercity and regional trains. From the station to the city center is a few minutes by foot.
You best reach Emden via the A31 exit Emden-West, East, and Centre. There are numerous car parks.
End of November until shortly before Christmas
The floating christmas market in Emden, the "Engelkemarkt", is unique in Germany. The East Frisian sea port city annually turns into a magical Christmas place.
Nowhere in Germany, is there such a wonderful combination of festive atmosphere and maritime flair. The christmas market of Emden is in the middle of the city centre and is to large extent on floating pontoons in the port.
Against the scenic backdrop of the floodlit city hall, the contemplative crafted Christmas village is surrounded by museum ships and tall ships (where you even can stay).
The unmistakable scent of almonds, spices and gingerbread, cinnamon and vanilla, mulled wine and grog represent that its Christmas time at the sea! As a port city, there is also fish in all variations.
Who wants to experience a slightly different christmas market once should visit the one in Emden.
Escape Address: Ratsdelft, am Alten Binnenhafen und im Stadtgarten, 26721 Emden, Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany
In the city of Emden, there are many historical windmills. The mill "de Vrouw Johanna" can be visited by appointment (04921/20365). Bed and Breakfast for overnight stays is also available in the adjacent Guest House. There is information at the AG EMS under http://www.ag-ems.de/
A ride on the high-speed catamaran (70 km/h) to the island of Borkum is a highly recommended adventure. The timetable depends on the weather and season. There is information at the AG EMS.
Who wants to try the typical North German cuisine: In winter kale is often eaten - prefers with Pinkel (a smoked, coarse-grained Grützwurst), Kochwurst, Kassler and Speck. We wish a good appetite!