Papenburg on river Ems

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Two-masted tall ship Friederike von Papenburg - Tourist Information © Michielverbeek

Two-masted tall ship Friederike von Papenburg – Tourist Information © Michielverbeek

Papenburg is a city in the district of Emsland in Lower Saxony, Germany, situated at the river Ems. It is known for its large shipyard, the Meyer Werft, which specializes in building cruise liners. In the “Chronicle of the Frisians”, written in the 16th century by the East-Frisian council Eggerik Benninga, the Papenburg (at that time a manor) is mentioned for the first time. In 1458, Hayo von Haren, called “von der Papenburch”, confesses to be leaned with the Papenburg. The contract that was made because of this is the earliest verifiably documented mention of Papenburg.

On 2 December 1630, the district administrator Dietrich von Velen purchases the manor for 1500 Reichsthaler from Friedrich von Schwarzenberg in order to found a settlement in the fen-surrounded region. On 4 April 1631, Bishop Ferdinand von Münster leans the then castle and manor Papenburg to Dietrich von Velen. This is considered to be the foundation of the city of Papenburg. Matthias von Velen and his wife Margartha Anna, born von Galen, endow the oldest church in Papenburg on 7 December 1680. It is dedicated to Anthony the Great, making him its patron saint.

Papenburg Museum © Lokilech Cycle route International Dollard Route in Papenburg © Enno Bartels Cycle route Deutsche Fehnroute in Papenburg © Enno Bartels Peat ship on Splitting canal © Arnold Plesse VHS © Xocolatl Town Hall © Lencer Thekla von Papenburg © Corradox Sankt Antonius church © Michielverbeek Meyer's Mill © Lokilech Meyer Werft © Ilanga Drawbridge © Lokilech Two-masted tall ship Friederike von Papenburg - Tourist Information © Michielverbeek
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Two-masted tall ship Friederike von Papenburg - Tourist Information © Michielverbeek
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