Despite the rural location, the health infrastructure is very good. Seven hospitals, specialist clinics, and numerous specialist doctors cover the demand well. There are resident pediatricians and general practitioners here. Many pharmacies round out the offerings, providing their services round the clock in rotating standby duty.
The towns and villages offer everything one might need for everyday life. It’s all there, from bakers to large supermarket chains and discounters. Lingen (Ems) also offers organic markets as well as specialties from Asia and the Arab world. Various banks, post offices, government offices, pharmacies, butcher’s shops, hairdressers, and stationery shops are within convenient bicycle range.
The bicycle is the vehicle of choice in Emsland. But, of course, local and long-distance routes connect the region with the rest of Germany and with the neighboring Netherlands. Trains also make the nearest airports in Münster/Osnabrück, Bremen, and Amsterdam easily accessible. The A30 and A31 highways are right around the corner and run through Münsterland to the Ruhr area, East Westphalia, and directly to the North Sea. In Lingen (Ems), busses ensure that the neighboring communities are easily accessible.