'For what it's worth, there's little sentiment I try to employ in my works. That way, it's easier to put forth what your message is. The only sentiment I care about is quietude, and it's pretty unfit for show business.'
These straight-as-an-arrow words from Wolfgang Peterson, a noted film writer and director from Emden, go to show what it is to be an ace director of the modern cinema. However, it also, in some indirect way, shed a lot of light on the kind of psychology that the city that Peterson grew up in, Emden, seems to impose upon its residents.
While many would be quick to dismiss this connection as being too tenuous, a good deal of research would still point in the same direction. In many of his movies, the said director has used Emden as his only muse, further confirming this idea.
Quite clearly, Peterson is not the only notable person to be influenced heavily by the serene quietude that Emden is mostly famous for. This quietude, in spite of the fact that Emden is a busy port city, is something that we just cannot put a price tag on.
Hence, it's in the best interest of all parties to just actually go there and see what the fuss is all about first hand. To do that, however, you will require some kind of tour planning. A big part of tour planning is about deciding where you will be staying, a task that will be made much lighter once you go through this brief article dissecting Emden hotels and giving you an idea about what to expect from them!
Cheap Hotels, Lodges and Inns in Emden
Emden is located in the North Western corner of mainland Germany, in the East Frisia Region. The city is, to the west, bounded by the Frisian Sea, and to the easy by Saxony. Known by more than half a dozen names, the recorded history of Emden is believed to exist from the 7th or 8th century AD. So, despite being a fairly 'new' city, Emden has been able to contribute massively to the development of Lower Saxony through its trade and industrial might, and in turn the development of Germany, as well!
Considering all these aspects, the kind of air that one would assume Emden to have would be that of industriousness, hard work and more or less blue collar life. Therefore, finding cheap hotels in here isn't that difficult a task.
After running our usual hotel assessment criteria over cheap hotels in and around Emden, we finally managed to shortlist a few options for the convenience of our readers.
Hotel Goldener Adler tops this list quite emphatically, more through its formidable market repute than through anything else. Cheap room tariff (usually starting at $60 per night) coupled with excellent location and clean, spacious, hygienic rooms means that you won't have to complain about too many things if you stay here!
A good alternative to Goldener Adler emerges in the form of Hotel Kronprinz. It is a budget hotel that you can rely on even in the middle of the night. Extremely cooperative and courteous staff will make your stay incredibly easy and without any sour surprises!
Luxury Resorts and Hotels in Emden
In spite of being a port city, Emden is not really big on aqua-tourism. Also, the city is perennially cast off as a quiet gateaway where you can get to experience a lot of outdoorsy activities. Perhaps that is the reason why, one might struggle to find truly luxury hotels in Emden.
This is not to mean that it's impossible to find five star resorts here. It's just that you might have to refrain from comparing the kind of luxury you get to experience here with what you get to taste in other (read: more opulent) parts of the world.
Faldernpoort Hotel and Hotel Prinz Heinrich are two of the best luxury Emden hotels that satisfy most criteria that we use to assess quality of hospitality.
Sightseeing in and Around Besancon
For all intents and purposes, Emden is just about as Dutch as Deutsche, if not for a short strip of the Frisian Sea. This trait of boasting the best of both worlds is peculiar to Emden, as many facets of its life are characterized by the same.
Take art in Emden, for example. If you are a true lover of Flemish masters, Kunsthalle, the local art gallery in Emden is a must-visit place. From the way the gallery has been built to the way it uses up natural light, everything about it is picture perfect.
Neue Kirche is another enthralling of Emden sites, albeit a more spiritual one. Marking the beginning of fateful German-Dutch alliance, Neue Kirche has stood bearing climes for over three centuries now.
Being so close to Holland only means that Emden has its fair share of windmills that beautify fields and paddies like nothing else. A panoramic view of these windmills in vast plains of Emden is pretty enough to make you forget all your worries!
Bunkermuseum is a cris-cross of interlinking bunkers dug up during the Second World War. Even though quite haunting, it is a must-see sight in Emden.
Hotels Near Emden Airport
Quite unfortunately, there are no nearby airports to Emden city. If you wish to visit the city, you will have to choose one of the nearest airports to land on. Even the nearest of them all, Groningen Airport is about 60 miles away (and in Netherlands).
So, trying to find good hotels in Emden that are in the vicinity of local airport is just pointless. There is one local airport, indeed, the Emden Airport, but it's allowed to handle only chartered traffic.
Emden Weather: What You Need to Know
Here are few pointers about weather in Emden:
- Best time to visit Emden is during July to September.
- Summers can get crowded.
- Holiday season should be avoided.
- Winter months in Emden are not as cold as some other parts of the country.
- Average rainfall/snowfall in Emden is nothing out of ordinary.