Lakes, Rivers and Coastlines in Germany
  • Emden - the seaport city with history

    Bahnhofsplatz 11

    How to Get There?


      Emden is perfectly connected by rail to Bremen and Oldenburg.

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      The town is easily and quickly reached via the A31, which connects with the A28 from Oldenburg and Bremen. North from Emden runs the B70/ B210, which connects the city with other Frisian towns and the coast.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 53.369080
      LONGTITUDE: 7.195600



      Several times a day the EMS runs harbour cruises from Emden to the Frisian Islands and back. The cruises are starting from Delftreppe steps.

    Why Go There?

    Coastal landscape, dikes, windmills, numerous town canals and bikes - if you think you are in Holland you are mistaken. The beautiful seaport city Emden is still in Germany and has a lot to offer.

    Spectacular coastline, extraordinary culture and a lovely city life - welcome to the sea port of Emden. Right in the heart of East Frisia the sea port city is absolutely worth living, it offers the perfect mixture of being traditional and open-minded at the same time. Visitors love the city not only for it´s history, the sport or the entertainment factor but also for it´s environs and the phenomenal coastal landscape.

    The 1.200 years of history is closely linked with the sea port. Even though the history of the city on the river mouth Ems is very diverse one, the port has always influenced the fate of the city in a special way. 

    Emden is surrounded by a breathtaking ecological and touristic region with an excellent infrastructure. The city is characterised by its world famous universal port with the associated companies, ship -, automobile - and wind energy plant constructions. This unusual combination together with breathtaking environs do make a visit absolute worthwhile!

    Friends of culture come at the "Kunsthalle" Art Gallery by Henri Nannen (founder of the STERN), the "Ostfriesisches Landmuseum" (East Frisian National Museum), the Johannes a Lasco library and museum ships at their own expense. Several times a year, the museum closes it´s doors for a week while exhibitions are changed. 

    Not interested in art? Discover the city from the water side! On the numerous canals, visitors can easily explore the city in a special way by canoe or pedal boat ride. The tourist offices give tips and have information on all canal tours as well as boat and bike hire. 

    Tipp (especially all pranksters): Don´t miss "Dat Otto Huus" in the home town of the eponymous comedian.

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Bahnhofsplatz 11 , Emden, Lower Saxony, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Nature exploring

    Open spaces, long sandy beaches and sea air make the surroundings of Emden a paradise for nature lovers and a perfect retreat for those who are escaping the stresses of the world.


    Get a moving insight into part of recent history - visit the Bunkermuseum at Holzsägerstraße ( A labyrinth of WWII civilian air shelters which includes testimonies from those who sheltered there.

    River cruise

    Several times a day harbor cruises are run by the EMS from early April till late October from the Delftreppe steps in the harbour. The company also runs services to the East Frisian Islands of Borkum as well as the North Frisian Island of Helgoland.

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