As Emsland’s largest city, Lingen is a provincial yet cosmopolitan place that bursts with an irresistible energy. Enjoying a luscious location upon the banks of the River Ems, Lingen offers visitors both a natural retreat and a metropolitan adventure. Hike into the midst of mystical woodlands or watch a colourful performance at the revered theatre; absorb the atmosphere of the old town or sample refined regional recipes in one of the city’s exquisite eateries. However you decide to spend your sojourn, Lingen is a city sure to surprise and seduce all of its visitors.
Spanning a history of over a thousand years, the historic city of Lingen brims with impressive monuments and legendary landmarks; one its most iconic is its historic Town Hall, a proud and picturesque building that dominates the main square. Its impressive white façade features an ornate clock and a booming bell tower.
A quaint and quintessential expression of German culture is Lingen’s Glockenspiel, a colourful collection of figures who al represent important figures of the city’s historical panorama. The pretty performance occurs daily at 12, 3 and 6pm.
One of Lingen’s proudest cultural contributions is undoubtedly the Theater an the Wilhelmshohe, an awe-inspiring auditorium that seats up to 750 guests. Bursting with vivacity and vibrancy, the theatre regularly hosts diverse and dazzling performances of everything from dance and drama, to cabaret and comedy. Tickets can be purchased on the day of many performances to ensure fleeting visitors can sample some of Lingen’s artistic expressions.
Sample some of the region’s most delectable delicacies with a visit to Baba Can, a traditional restaurant that boasts fine food and an intimate and inviting atmosphere. Sublime specialties combine the best of local produce with age-old recipes, so expect to sample perfectly seasoned potatoes and tender roasted meats. (Georgstrasse 57, 49809 Lingen, Germany)