Not too far from the soothing Emsland region is a sleepy little place known as Löningen. Well, sleepy might not be the right word — tranquil would be a better fit. But, don’t let the word fool you as there’s plenty to see and do here nonetheless. It just does it with a quiet grace instead of the hustle and bustle of a large city.
Town leaders are proud of the beautiful countryside and work to make sure that visitors have a memorable experience. Guests are often taken on organized trips around town that really delve deep into the area’s history.
Another way to view what life was like around these parts is over at the Local History Museum.
The one site you must see, which is known as the town’s landmark, has been here for centuries: St. Vitus Catholic Church. It is considered to be the largest columnless church in all of Germany. It’s a source of considerable pride for local residents.
Another popular place to visit is the 250 year old Schutenmühle. There is no better place to get a real feel of the people and culture of the area. Locals are especially fond of it and it’s the place of countless wedding ceremonies. You’ll also find a little café and it hosts artsy exhibitions of various kinds.
After a busy day of rafting, canoeing, jogging, and sightseeing (not to mention swimming, fishing, horseback riding, tennis) there are more than enough places to satisfy your appetite since the local townsfolk are quite proud of their culinary talents. In the local pedestrian district there are more than enough options to choose from. Everything from a trendy Mediterranean kitchen to some of the best gourmet around.
Remember, Löningen is a quiet town, so don’t go around making a lot of noise. Alright… you can go on shouting the town’s praises from the rooftops! ;-)