A place with a unique ambience
Welcome to the pearl of the Papenburger hotel world!

Interesting destinations with a wide range of options are the hallmarks of any successful trip. The Alte Werft Hotel is a locale with a unique atmosphere, excellent and competent advisors, friendly staff and an extensive range of services.

Every year, the journal “Der Feinschmecker” lists us as one the 400 best hotels in Germany.

Welcome to the pearl of the Papenburg hotel scene!

The Hotel Alte Werft opened in early 1995, on the site of the machine shops where once the Meyer Werft produced compressors in the Emsland city of Papenburg from 1870 until the business was moved in 1975. Where 30 years ago the smells of oil and grease pervaded, now hotel guests can serve themselves at the breakfast buffet. The overhead crane with its huge hooks and gaudy peppermint paint job now rests beneath the glass roof. Models of the Meyer ships decorate the walls. Immense punching and drilling machines stand guard in the foyer and in the Schnürboden Restaurant. These relics of the industrial age give an unmistakable character to our hotel: a fascinating blend of the historic past and the modern world.

Our 122 rooms offer the highest quality and comfort with generous and creative designs. Whether you stay in a standard room, a superior room or a deluxe room: you will feel at home with us! The Hotel Alte Werft is a meeting point for culture, business and communication. Business travellers will appreciate the exceptional range of venues for events, conventions, conferences and seminars. We have just the right atmosphere for any number of participants, from small meetings to large-scale annual conventions, and offer an unforgettable experience for any event. Our Town Hall connected to the hotel can accommodate large gatherings and celebrations with up to 1000 people.

We would be happy to discuss a customised package for your event. Please call us to arrange a personal discussion.