Börstel Abbey is a former Cistercian monastery that has been home to an ecumenically staffed abbey chapter for nearly 400 years. The Freiweltliche Stift is located in the middle of the forest on the Berge – Herzlake road, on the northern edge of the district of Osnabrück.
The Forest stage Ahmsen – in the east of the district of Emsland – has been performing a religiously oriented play year after year since 1949 and additionally a musical for children since 1964. The season extends from the end of May to the beginning of September.
The Emsland open air stage e. V. Meppen is a registered non-profit association with currently 350 active volunteer members who have been performing open-air shows on the natural stage in Meppen since 1951.
After the former Meppen – Haselünner railroad had stopped passenger service at the end of 1970, since 1988 you are offered again a real small railway atmosphere between Meppen and Essen(Oldb), which you should not miss!