„Die Qualität eines Arbeitsplatzes erkennt man auch am Freizeitwert seines Umfelds.“

Regio­nal high­lights

Ems­land: an up-and-com­ing regi­on with lots of unspoilt coun­try­si­de

Of Germany’s rural dis­tricts, the Ems­land regi­on is doing par­ti­cu­lar­ly well in terms of eco­no­mic deve­lop­ment. Our home regi­on is gro­wing in recrea­tio­nal value and this area is pro­ving increa­singly popu­lar with tou­rists. For tho­se with sporting ambi­ti­ons, there’s some­thing for ever­yo­ne here: from Nor­dic wal­king to cano­eing, from golf to hor­se-riding – and of cour­se cycling, with 1,400 km of cycle paths.

The region’s cul­tu­ral cen­tres, with diver­se shop­ping stre­ets, are the towns of Lin­gen, Mep­pen and Papen­burg. They are attrac­tive pla­ces to live, and the his­to­ric cores of the­se towns have been only subt­ly moder­nis­ed. With a com­pa­ra­tively low cost of living, pro­per­ties – inclu­ding hou­ses and gar­dens right in the coun­try – can be bought or let at rela­tively afford­a­ble pri­ces. And tho­se who relo­ca­te with their fami­lies will appre­cia­te just how child-fri­end­ly the regi­on is, inclu­ding a well-deve­lo­ped preschool/childcare sys­tem with short tra­vel distan­ces and a good ran­ge of schools.

The A31 motor­way pro­vi­des excel­lent traf­fic links. Osna­brück and Olden­burg are just an hour away, with Düs­sel­dorf, the Ruhr area, Bre­men and the North Sea only a two-hour dri­ve. The Nether­lands, with its pic­tures­que vil­la­ges, is very clo­se by. And Ems­land has rail con­nec­tions to the south-north rou­te bet­ween Müns­ter, Rhei­ne and Emden.

The muni­ci­pa­li­ty of Geeste, home to just over 11,000 peop­le, is loca­ted in cen­tral Ems­land bet­ween Mep­pen and Lin­gen, right on the Dutch bor­der. This area’s trade­mark is rural idyll, with many small com­mu­nities and the river Ems, still lar­ge­ly in its natu­ral sta­te. Klasmann-Deilmann has also been based here ever sin­ce the com­pa­ny was for­med in 1913. Recrea­tio­nal oppor­tu­nities are pro­vi­ded by the ‘Spei­cher­be­cken’ arti­fi­ci­al lake, a gre­at place for water sports; the well-known Ems­land Moor Muse­um with its exten­si­ve out­door grounds and inte­res­ting exhi­bits; the trans­na­tio­nal Bourtan­ger Moor peat­land natu­re reser­ve; and the unusu­al ‘Kräu­ter­hof’ cafe. And the­re are many occa­si­ons on which enjoya­ble cele­bra­to­ry events are held. To find out more, use this link.

Sedels­berg (Sater­land) and Bohm­te: north-wes­tern Ger­ma­ny at its finest

In this part of the coun­try, it’s not just in Ems­land that Klasmann-Deilmann can be found. It also has sub­si­dia­ries in Sedels­berg (Clop­pen­burg dis­trict) and in Bohm­te (Osna­brück dis­trict).

Both com­mu­nities offer north-wes­tern Ger­man charm in abundance, along with the rural expan­si­veness of this regi­on. Yet they are near attrac­tive cul­tu­ral and shop­ping cen­tres. It’s not far from Sedels­berg to Clop­pen­burg, Olden­burg or Bre­men. And Bohm­te is situa­ted very clo­se to Osna­brück.

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Geeste

The muni­ci­pa­li­ty of Geeste, home to just over 11,000 peop­le, is loca­ted in cen­tral Ems­land bet­ween Mep­pen and Lin­gen, right on the Dutch bor­der. This area’s trade­mark is rural idyll, with many small com­mu­nities and the river Ems, still lar­ge­ly in its natu­ral sta­te.

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Lin­gen

Lin­gen is regar­ded as the cul­tu­ral cent­re of Ems­land, with a wide ran­ge of retail out­lets, a wealth of leisu­re oppor­tu­nities and diver­se edu­ca­tio­nal faci­li­ties inclu­ding facul­ties of Osna­brück Uni­ver­si­ty of App­lied Sci­en­ces.

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Mep­pen

The live­ab­le dis­trict town of Mep­pen lies at the very heart of the Ems­land regi­on. With a his­to­ric town cent­re and a wide ran­ge of shop­ping, edu­ca­tio­nal and cul­tu­ral faci­li­ties, Mep­pen offers an excel­lent qua­li­ty of life.

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Ems­land

Of Germany’s rural dis­tricts, the Ems­land regi­on is doing par­ti­cu­lar­ly well in terms of eco­no­mic deve­lop­ment. Our home regi­on is gro­wing in recrea­tio­nal value and this area is pro­ving increa­singly popu­lar with tou­rists.

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