Emsland is a true bicycler’s paradise. Every year, tourists discover the well-developed cycling routes here. Along the Ems and the Dortmund-Ems Canal, an outstanding network of bicycle paths connects towns and villages. Among the meadows and woods, restaurants and taverns offer places to rest.
The Ems is our regions namesake and life blood. All the way to its mouth in the North Sea, cities and towns are arranged along it like pearls on a string. In between, there is varied, inviting natural scenery for strolling and hiking. The summer months see many rowboats, canoes and pedal boats on the Ems. You can get from place to place along the water here in a leisurely fashion.
The moor landscape in Emsland was once feared and very necessary, and is the source of many legends. Peat has since been removed to create large natural parks that can be explored. The Hümmling natural park is part of Europe’s natural and cultural heritage and offers visitors broad landscapes and architecture from five millennia. The Bourtanger Moor-Bargerveen international nature park extends to the Germany-Netherlands border. With a guide or on your own, there is a great deal to see here.