In 1995, the Hotel “Alte Werft” opened on the former site of the machine shops of the Meyer Werft shipyards in Papenburg in the Emsland, where the company had produced compressors from 1870 until they moved in 1975. Where for over 30 years the smells of oil and grease pervaded, today wafts the aroma of coffee. Where once men sweated in helmets and work boots, now hotel guests help themselves to breakfast at the buffet. The travelling crane with its enormous hook now rests quietly below the glass roof, sporting its trendy peppermint colours. Models of Meyer ships decorate the walls. Mighty punch presses and drilling machines dominate the foyer and the “Schnürboden” Restaurant. These relics of the industrial era provide the hotel with its unmistakable character. An alluring blend of past and modern styles awaits you.