To be completely honest, the thought of visiting Papenburg hadn’t crossed my mind at all. But I really wanted to see the Meyer Shipyard which is in Papenburg. We quickly settled on a date for the shipyard tour and booked a hotel. During the planning of the trip, we discovered that the new AIDAnova was to be christened on that weekend followed by a big concert at the shipyard the day after. So we went a little early to be able to attend the concert.
The Meyer Shipyard in Papenburg is probably the most popular tourist destination in the city. We had a visit to the shipyard on our bucket list for quite some time. And when that great package deal that included a hotel and a guided tour came along, we went for it.