True – Salzbergen is not Berlin or Rothenburg ob der Tauber. The appeal of both our small city and the Emsland lies in the small things. And the large ones.
Nuggets like the historical Gut Stovern, the Heimathaus (an Emslandian “Heuerhaus” built in 1728), the museum of fire service in Salzbergen or the locomotive “043 196-5” (the last locomotive of the German Bundesbahn that went out of service, located only a few minutes’ walk from our hotel), are easily accessible during a walk or a bicycle tour.
Which leads to the large things: The landscape. Whether by foot or by bike, on a covered wagon or on the river: The landscape of the Emsland and the Münsterland awaits exploration. The wide sky, the green meadows, the extensive grasslands and fields and the mysterious moor: With us, you find calm and peace of mind. Just escape everyday business for a while!
Things you should see:
- The nearby city of Rheine with its large pedestrian zone and the beautiful zoo
- The city of Lingen with its historical market square and the shopping mall Lookentor
- The Berentzen-Hof in Haselünne
- Emsflower, Europe’s largest horticultural farm with a theme park and a playground
- The dockyard Meyer in Papenburg, where giant cruise liners are built
- The hunting lodge Clemenswerth, one of the main buildings of Westphalian baroque, with a very nice park
- The Emsland Moormuseum, which leads you back to a time when the Emsland was still characterized primarily by moors
- The Hüvener Mühle, a very rare combination of a wind- and watermill
- The water mill in the nice village Lage
- The castle of Bad Bentheim, which is among the best preserved and most beautiful castles in Northern Germany.