The district of Emsland, on 1. Formed August 1977 from the Aschendorf-Hümmling, Meppen and Lingen districts, it extends over 2,880 km² from the North Rhine-Westphalian state border near Rheine to the East Frisian border near Papenburg.
This makes it the largest district in Lower Saxony in terms of area, one of the largest in the Federal Republic of Germany and overall larger than the federal state of Saarland. Cycling and riding, hiking in the river and experiencing cultural history - the contrasting Emsland offers every visitor their own individual holiday experience.
Characterized by wide natural spaces, idyllic places and unique sights, those in need of relaxation will get their money's worth as well as those who are adventurous and explorers. Meyer Werft builds cruise giants, the Emsflower adventure world grows 1 billion plants a year, the world's largest steam plow is located in the moor museum, Clemenswerth Castle is the only surviving hunting star system from the Baroque era, brewers and distillers produce traditional delicacies.