Emden & Around
You’re almost in Holland here, and it shows – from the flat landscape, dykes and windmills outside Emden to the lackadaisical manner in which locals pedal their bikes across the town’s canal bridges. The Dutch, as well as Germans, have shaped Emden, and the local Plattdütsch dialect sounds like a combination of English, German and – guess what? – Dutch.
Worpswede was originally a settlement of turf diggers, but from 1894 an artists’ colony was established here by the architects and painters who became associated with Bremen’s Böttcherstrasse. Today it is a cute artisans' town that lends itself to mooching around in sunny weather.