Stadt Lingen (Ems)
Marktplatz
49808 Lingen (Ems)

City Portrait

 
The almost 1030 year old history of the city invites you to an exciting excursion along the numerous well preserved historical buildings and places. Nature and landscape in a pure form have been luring tourists into the city and the region for many years. However, this is not contradicting the existence of busy economic activities of the approximate 2.500 industrial and commercial operations in Lingen. Business establishments as well as private persons profit from the well structured traffic connections of waterways, road systems and rail.
 
There are more than 56.000 citizens living in the heart of Lingen and the urban districts. Most of them live in single-family homes in generously arranged residential neighborhoods. The wide variety of retail, restaurants and last but not least the weekly market taking place on Wednesdays and Saturdays are worthwhile a visit. Lingen presents a variety of social institutions, cultural sites, sports clubs as well as an enormous offer for further education which complement all the demands and round up the picture. These are the many facts that make Lingen the economical and cultural center of the Emsland.
 
 
 
History

History

A rich history full of life
When you mention a city with a thousand year old history, that just vibrates more than any other city, then you think of Lingen on the river Ems. The turbulent history of the city began in 975. That was...


Kivelinge

Kivelinge

In the 14th century the young, bachelor sons of the bourgeoisie ('Bürgersöhne') courageously defended the fortified town, then under siege. A heroic act that earns them the right to celebrate their...


Places of Interest

Places of Interest

The centre of Lingen has many stories to tell and oozes history from every pore. Between the pretty gables of medieval town houses, the charm of this city steeped in tradition unfolds. It has preserved...


Twin Cities

Twin Cities

Lingen currently maintains five city partnerships in the European Community and in Saxony. City partnerships are unique possibilities to find out more about the every day life of the citizens in other...


Urban Districts

Urban Districts

The ten urban districts around the city centre form the outside frame of Lingen. The first former independent communities voluntarily joined Lingen in 1970 and formed the urban districts of Darme, Laxten...




Fotos v.o.n.u.: Headerfoto Stadt Lingen (Ems), Helmut Kramer, Schöning Fotodesign, Fotoclub Blende 86, o.A., o.A., o.A.