Papenburg is small but mighty

Papenburg is situated in the district of Emsland in the north-west of Lower Saxony. The region is renowned for its shipbuilding tradition, but it also has much more to offer: The town with a population of 40,000 is also known as the “Venice of the North” due to its many bridges and canals, and the local quality of life is enhanced by a wide range of leisure and cultural activities and the stunning natural surroundings. Living in Papenburg is like being on holiday.

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Papenburg is international

Our modern and innovative cruise ships have long been known around the world, but hardly anyone knows that the small and peaceful town of Papenburg has become an international melting pot. MEYER WERFT employs people from all around the world. Our ocean liners are built by employees from Emsland, East Frisia and the rest of Germany, from the Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, Spain and Italy – and even from countries like India.