The national capital Berlin is situated 250 miles (402 kilometers) east of Papenburg, while Hamburg is 110 miles (177 kilometers) to the east.
Papenburg isn't the only spot in Lower Saxony - Bremen worth exploring; visitors with plenty of time should also hit the road and discover the magic of the nearby countryside, cities and cultural attractions. Apen, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southwest, and Stavern, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the north of Papenburg are also worth visiting should you have the time.
Grab some transportation and head out to Bremen, a major city for the region, about 55 miles (89 kilometers) away from Papenburg. The place offers plenty of points of interest, including University of Bremen, Sudbad and Weser Stadium. Paula Modersohn Becker Museum, Bremen Town Musicians and Bremen Buergerpark are among the many other interesting sights here that should be high on every visitor's list.
Travelers who spend time exploring Lower Saxony - Bremen are often delighted to discover the open-air markets, open-air exhibits and gardens dotted throughout the region. This region is home to some beautiful cathedrals, guaranteed to impress both atheists and the faithful.
If you're the type who likes to take things easy while holidaying, why not try a spot of shore fishing and camping. Pack your own equipment or rent it locally, and make the most of the region's water sports. Wind surfing is a popular activity. Another is scuba diving.
When the time comes to leave Papenburg, you'll be sure to bid this place a fond "Tschüss" Rest assured, however, you'll be leaving with wonderful memories that are yours to keep forever.