The Ems has shaped the towns on its banks for generations. Today, locals and visitors are once again drawn to the waters of Germany's smallest river. Numerous events such as "Greven an die Ems" or the "Emsfestival" use the river as a backdrop. Historic town centres, romantic buildings and the unique nature of the Ems meadows adorn the course of the Ems. All connected by the Ems Cycle Path.