In Emsland, the anonymity of big-city life is not a problem. Those who wish to can quickly find community here. In Lingen (Ems), students, people who have moved here, and people who were born here make up a very special mix. They meet and spend after-work hours together. Rustic restaurants, the monthly after-hours market, and numerous clubs connect people. This allows people who are new to the city can find people with similar professional and private interests.
Twice a week, Lingen’s town center is transformed into a big farmer’s market. On Wednesdays and Saturdays, regional merchants offer goods produced locally. The goods include cheese, cold cuts, meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, honey, and flowers. They can scarcely be fresher. In the relaxed atmosphere, people living in Emsland group together, exchanging the latest news. Or, as they say here, they have their “Klönschnack”.