Papenburg is always an experience....

Around Papenburg, you can discover a lot of things. You will never be bored here. The Meyer Wharf shipyard is most popular in Papenburg, there the biggest cruise ships in the world are built. A lot of spectators come, when the big ships leave the shipyard. Experience the exciting cross-over up the Ems River into the North Sea.

If ships are not interesting for you, no problem. Papenburg has a lot more to do and see.

For Example the “Von Velen Anlage” museum, with its unique historical open air location / setting.

Or you can join a city tour in Papenburg. The theme tours are popular, whether you´d like to go on a crime tour, a Papenburg by night walking tour or a walking tour through the baroque gardens of “Gut Altenkamp”. There is a tour available for every taste.

Discover the canal city of Papenburg by bicycle, with over 150 km of cycle paths while discovering our beautiful region of Emsland.

Shopping is a special experience in Papenburg. Ships anchor in a canal in the middle of the pedestrian zone. Small and good shops are in the city of Papenburg. Restaurants and cafe´s will offer enjoyable relaxation for your break.

For your information: We organize trips around Papenburg for you or can reserve tickets for shows and performances. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

Would you like to give a gift certificate to your family and/or friends? We would gladly issue a gift certificate for lodging or a package deal of your choice as a special gift.

Von Velen Museum

Von Velen Museum

The von Velen Museum shows the atmosphere of historical pioneer times of the first settlers of Papenburg.

You are welcome to take a tour of the museum grounds.

Opening times (High Season)

15th April until 15th October, daily from 10:00 am until 5:00pm

daily tours at 2:00 pm

Opening times (Low Season)

from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm

Weekends in April:

from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm

Weekdays in October:

from 2:00 pm until 5:00 pm, as of 15th of October, on demand

The museum remains closed during rainy weather.


Museum (without tour): € 2.50 per person

children under 6 years: free of charge

children between 6 years and 14 years: € 1.50

Adult admission, including tour: €24.50 per person (as of a group of seven) as of eight persons, € 3.50 per person

Gut Altenkamp / Art and Culture Center

Gut Altenkamp

In the Papenburg district of Aschendorf, in the midst of a very spacious baroque garden with impressive yew hedges, you will find Gut Altenkamp, a stately baroque building, nowadays a location for art exhibitions e.g. of the

“Preussischer Kulturbesitz Berlin” (Prussian Cultural Society), concerts and evening lectures.


Am Altenkamp 1

26871 Papenburg- Aschendorf

Tel. +49 (0) 4962 6505

Papenburger Zeitspeicher Museum

Papenbuger Zeitspeicher

In the Papenburg Zeitspeicher, guests can experience the founding of the city of Papenburg as well as the history of navigation and shipbuilding in an interactive manner. Guests will be also told the moving

story of the ship “Graf Götzen” which achieved worldwide fame in the Hollywood production “African Queen”

with Humphrey Bogart. A glance behind the scenes of the modern Automotive Testing Area ATP will highlight

your visit to the Zeitspeicher. Here you will be able to discover what “Erlkoenige” are and even watch two of these extremely rare examples very closely.

Papenburger Zeitspeicher

Ölmühlenweg 21

26871 Papenburg

Phone: +49 (0) 4961 83960


Opening times:

April until October:

Mondays to Sundays: 9.00 am until 5.00pm (Entry in the exhibition until 4.00 pm)

Sundays: 9.00 am until 2.00pm (Entry in the exhibition until 1.00pm)

October until March:

Mondays until Saturdays: 9.00 am until 5.00 pm (Entry in the exhibition until 4.00 pm)


Adults: € 3.00

Children/students: € 2.70

Family card: starts at € 9.00

Orchidfarm Kasten


Do you love flowers, especially orchids? Then you should visit the Orchidfarm with it´s wonderful orchids. An exhibition area, covering approx. 8000 m², displays in all stages of growth and in all colours and blossom forms.

Covering area around 8000 m² thrives the orchids in all their growth phases and colors. At the end of your visit you can buy your favorite orchids in the shop and take them home with you.

Orchideenfarm Kasten

Russellstr. 141

26871 Papenburg

Phone: +49 (0) 4961 75194

Tours: For groups with 10 persons the tour cost € 3.00 per person.

(If you buy orchids during your tour you get €1.00 refunded from your admission)

Learn about their stages of growth, from pollination up to the flowering plant.


Opening times:

Mondays until Fridays from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm until 6.00pm

Saturdays from 9.00 am until 1.00 pm