You can explore the city from the water side on the numerous canals by canoe or pedal boat ride. In addition, Emden is strikingly green. Aside from the wall that surrounds the entire inner city, there are many other parks and green spaces that invite you to take relaxing walks.
Culturally, the port city also has a lot to offer: Exhibitions, club festivals, flea markets, plays, cabaret, workshops, reading evenings, an international film festival, and concerts of all kinds. The nationally known Kunsthalle, which Henri Nannen gave to his hometown, is always worth a visit. In addition, there are many museums and not to forget "Dat Otto Huus", which is an absolute must for every fan of the comedian/singer Otto Waalkes.
Do you mind a bit more sea? Then the ferry or a high-speed catamaran can take you to the Island of Borkum. More information for excursions and other activities can be found on the tourism page of the City of Emden.