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Hike Three Sea Trail (Drei-Meere-Weg)

Three Sea Trail (Drei-Meere-Weg)


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Uphill: 108 ft
Downhill: 151 ft
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Distance: 9.32 miles
Duration:3 h 15 min
Loop trail
Min: 0 ft
Max: 3 ft
Uphill: 108 ft
Downhill: 151 ft

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Trail characteristics

Dirt road
Forest track

Route description

Großes Meer - largest inland lake in Lower Saxony.
TourismusMarketing Niedersachsen GmbH © Südbrookmerland Touristik GmbH Großes Meer - largest inland lake in Lower Saxony.

Drei-Meere-Weg, the Three Sea Trail, keeps what its name promises: it leads past three seas, Loppersumer Meer, Hieve, and Großes Meer. You should know however, that the East Frisians like to call lakes 'sea' (Meer), and the sea 'lake' (See).

The tour leads through several natural reserves, circumambulating the largest inland lake of Lower Saxony, Großes Meer. The track goes through a varied landscape between wet meadows, fields, and bodies of water. Both cyclists and hikers enjoy the trail. It is also suitable for children. There are several huts and neches along the way, so there is ample opportunity to take breaks. Information points teach you about the flora and fauna of the region.

Suitable for dogs
Suitable for kids
Sturdy shoes necessary
Eating options available

Where to eat

The circular track features only a few options to get something to eat. At Bedekaspeler Marsch you can find the inn 'Meerkrug', which is not always open. It is thus recommended to take some food and drink with you.

Interesting facts

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  • You're traveling a distance of 9 miles on this easy trail. Average length of all hikes in Lower Saxony is 27 miles.
  • Three Sea Trail (Drei-Meere-Weg) is among the 3 best rated Hikes in Lower Saxony.
  • Don’t hesitate to take your kids along on this easy hikes. The hike is also perfect if the kid’s wanna bring their dog on the trip.
  • Make sure to bring sturdy footwear on this track. Hiking boots are highly recommended. If you get hungry along the way, there are places to rest and get food. Nevertheless it’s recommended to also have enough water and food in your backpack when hiking or biking.


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Highlights of the tour

The entire trail is full of beautiful plants and animals. It leads you through blooming meadows and fields, where you can watch diverse animals as well as along the bank of Großes Meer. Furthermore, crossing the channels on a hand-operated ferey is certainly another highlight.


Alternatively, you can start at the water tower in Emden, and walk to Großes Meer from there, extending the tour to 30 kilometres.


Sturdy shoes and weather-proof clothing are recommended. The paths can be navigated with an all-terrain stroller or sports buggy.

Getting here

By car

Coming from Hannover, leave motorway A7 at exit Walsroder Dreieck, and change onto A27 to Bremer Kreuz. There, turn onto A1, which you follow to exit Delmenhorst/Oldenburg. Follow motorway A28 via Oldenburg to Leer, where you change onto A31 leading to Emden. On B210, you get to Südbrookmerland. There are signs pointing to the car parks at the north-east of Großes Meer. You get there on Schöpfwerkstraße.

Coming from the Ruhr area (Cologne, Essen etc.), follow motorway A31 to Emden, where B210 takes you to Südbrookmerland.

By train

The closest railway station is located in Emden, from where bus line 410 goes towards Großes Meer.


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