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Customs and tradition

 

Over the centuries the people in Ostfriesland have developed some special customs for occasions such as weddings and birthdays. Check them out!

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Living in Ostfriesland

It is a picturesque region. With green meadows, shining rape fields, moor and fen, Geest (coastal sandy heath land) and marsh. With water gates and drawbridges...

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Museums

The numerous museums of the East Friesian peninsula invite to discovery travels delving into the history of nature and culture. Visiting the museum is not only instructive, but also entertaining.

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Castles


Spend your holidays where once the noble lived. Today, the motto prevails: "Eala Frya Fresena – Welcome, free Frisians".

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Churches and Organs

The churches from the Middle Ages are the great jewels of East Friesland. One particularity are the many romantic village churches.

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Mills

In former times, every village had at least one mill. Today many of them became museums, galleries, cafés, lodges or are even used as registry offices.

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Gulf houses

„Cathedrals of work“ is a good term for the Gulf today. They characterize the picture of our cultural landscape at the North Sea coast and can compete, in terms of space, with churches and castles.

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Lighthouses

Lighthouses are a „highlight“ and one cannot imagine the North Sea coast landscape without them. Even some church towers which were situated in a strategically fortunate position, were used to take bearings, as old maps document. 

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