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Probably the most popular hotel & restaurant in Papenburg
We have been hosts for 175 years
Sun terrace with beautiful view of the main channel
Cozy restaurant and all-day hot cuisine
Spacious modern rooms with a view of the main canal
As a double room or twin bed room
Our rich breakfast
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Blick über den Hauptkanal, die Brigg und die Kirche


A hearty "Moin" from Papenburg.

The “Altes Gasthaus Kuhr” Hotel & Restaurant welcomes you with a very warm “Moin” from the charming town of Papenburg, in the middle of Emsland.. The “Altes Gasthaus Kuhr” is the perfect private hotel and restaurant for business travellers, for cyclists and cycling groups, for families and solo travellers alike.

Our family run “Altes Gasthaus Kuhr” for 175 years is located in the heart of Papenburg, directly in the pedestrian zone between the beautiful main canal and the city park.
Due to the prime location of the “Altes Gasthaus Kuhr” you can easily discover Papenburg as a pedestrian and enjoy the picturesque view of the canal and its historic ships.
With 19 stylishly furnished double rooms, which we also offer for single use, the “Altes Gasthaus Kuhr” Hotel & Restaurant offers a perfect, cosy and comfortable accommodation for your stay in Papenburg.

The private hotel & restaurant “Altes Gasthaus Kuhr” is the perfect starting point for your explorations in and around Papenburg.

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The rooms are decorated in warm colours and equipped with modern amenities such as a 45-inch flat-screen TV, free WiFi, a safe and a kettle for tea and coffee. Some rooms even offer lovely views of the canal. The private hotel & restaurant “Altes Gasthaus Kuhr” is the perfect starting point for your explorations in and around Papenburg. Whether you want to experience modern shipbuilding on a guided tour of the famous Meyer Werft shipyard, take extensive bike tours through the green Emsland region or discover the open-air shipping museum with replica sailing ships from the 19th century. Then the “Altes Gasthaus Kuhr” is the right place for you. Your direct booking is especially easy and fast. With just a few clicks you can book your room. And the best thing about your direct booking: When booking directly through our website, you will not only get the best price, free storage for your bikes, free parking behind the house, as well as free WiFi internet, but also a perfect breakfast. And you can cancel your reservation free of charge up to 24 hours before arrival only when booking directly through our website.



19 stylishly furnished comfort double rooms, which we also offer for single use. Your perfect, cosy and comfortable accommodation for your stay in Papenburg.

The rooms are decorated in warm colours and equipped with modern amenities such as a 45-inch flat-screen TV, free WiFi, a safe and a kettle for tea and coffee. The rooms offer lovely views of the canal or the city park.

Directly the best prices

Single room

€ 79 without breakfast

€ 90 including breakfast

Double room

per person

€ 54 without breakfast

€ 65 including breakfast

Room facilities

Stone tiles

Real wood

WC / Shower

Box spring bed


Hair dryer



Room safe

Free Wi-Fi

45 inch flat screen TV

Lockable bicycle room

Your benefits

by direct booking

Best Price Guarantee

Lockable bicycle room

Free parking

Free Wi-Fi

Perfect breakfast

Free cancellation

Gedeckter Tisch für historischem Fenster mit Pflanzen


Altes Gasthaus Kuhr

Let us spoil you in our restaurant “Altes Gasthaus Kuhr” with delicious, seasonal and regional dishes. Our traditional restaurant, which already exists since 1967, offers a varied menu, which has something to offer for every taste.

Let us spoil you in our cosy guest room, in the tea room, the exciting hunting room with up to 20 people, or our fireplace room with up to 50 people.

In the “Altes Gasthaus Kuhr” we have been attaching great importance to freshness and quality for four generations. Therefore, we use mainly seasonal and regional products for our delicious dishes. You will also find selected vegetarian and vegan dishes. With us the “Chef” still cooks himself.

You can find our regularly changing menu here.

Business hours

Monday to Friday
continuous warm cuisine

10 a.m. – 22 p.m.


closed (rest day)


10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Our restaurant “Altes Gasthaus Kuhr” offers a stylish and cosy ambience where you can sit back and let our friendly service and kitchen team spoil you.

Start your day with an invigorating breakfast of fresh rolls from the local bakery and homemade bread. For lunch and dinner we serve regional and classic specialties à la carte.

In good weather, our sun terrace is the perfect place to watch the hustle and bustle of the pedestrian zone and the beautiful main canal in Papenburg.

Reserve your table in our restaurant simply by phone:

Celebrate in the

Gasthaus & Hotel

Are you planning the next family celebration in a private atmosphere or are you looking for a suitable location for meetings in Papenburg? The restaurant has a club room, which can accommodate up to max 15 people. For large events, our fireplace room is available for up to 50 people. Bus travelers are also always welcome here. Behind the “Alter Gasthaus Kuhr” is the “Alter Kirchplatz” car park, where buses can also park.

Four generations

"Altes Gasthaus Kuhr in Papenburg"

On May 30, 2023, the “Altes Gasthaus Kuhr” will already have been in existence for 175 years in the fourth generation. When I thought about what constitutes this long tradition, I realised that it is above all the ties we have forged over the years.

Our “Altes Gasthaus Kuhr” is therefore more than just a restaurant and a hotel. It is a place of gathering, exchange and togetherness. A togetherness of guests, friends and colleagues. A place where people from Papenburg and all over the world meet and feel comfortable.

A large family of guests and team members united by a love of and passion for gastronomy and conviviality. The families who have run this business for decades have put in a lot of work, dedication and passion. Their determination and dedication have laid the foundation on which we stand today.

A critical factor in our longstanding success is the significant role women have played in our history. From generation to generation, they have preserved hospitality and their warm nature has kept our guests returning time and time again.

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Of course, it is also our many regular guests who make the “Altes Gasthaus Kuhr” special. Many of you have been regulars at our “Home” for years, some even for decades. Your loyalty and support have always inspired and spurred us to do our very best. You and our unique team are the heart and soul of our hotel and restaurant. We are immensely grateful that you are part of our history.

Another element that has always shaped us is the location of our house on the main canal. This canal serves as a living connecting line between us and the world. It has brought guests to us from afar, brought trade and culture to us, and enriched us with a variety of people and stories.

The main canal is a symbol of openness and hospitality that we have cultivated here for 175 years.

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Altes Gasthaus Kuhr
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Volker EisenhuthVolker Eisenhuth
06:28 19 Apr 24
Zimmer war etwas klein, aber sonst o.k.
Petri MarttinenPetri Marttinen
06:42 18 Apr 24
Sabine StrasserSabine Strasser
15:40 14 Apr 24
Sehr, sehr freundliches, harmonisches Team. Gut bürgerlich gegessen ! Gastgeber waren außergewöhnlich hilfsbereit. Obwohl wir in einem anderen Hotel wohnten, wurde uns mit Zeit und Werkzeug bei unserem Problem geholfen. So etwas haben wir schon lange nicht mehr erlebt. DANKE wir wohnen beim nächsten Besuch in Papenburg ganz sicher bei Ihnen.
Philipp KukukPhilipp Kukuk
19:08 09 Apr 24
Super nette Bedienung mit Interessanten Gesprächen. Das Essen war hervorragend und lecker! Immer wieder gerne absolut zu empfehlen!
07:59 07 Apr 24
Essen war sehr gut, aber ziemlich kleine Portion.
Heinz-Gerd RiekeHeinz-Gerd Rieke
06:17 05 Apr 24
Andre TammenAndre Tammen
12:07 03 Apr 24
Sehr schlecht man wurde behandelt als wäre das letzte, danachwurde man mehr oder weniger rausgeschmissen. 0 Sterne..
06:56 01 Apr 24
Kai BasedowKai Basedow
11:48 25 Mar 24
Monika DohrmannMonika Dohrmann
09:51 15 Mar 24
Das Hotel erreicht man sehr gut wenn man im Navi "Alter Kirchplatz" eingibt dann kommt man auf einen großen Parkplatz, wo das Hotel, sehr gut zu Fuß erreichbar ist. Die Zimmer sind gut eingerichtet und ich konnte in dem breiten Bett gut schlafen. Das Frühstück ist der Hammer. Gerade meine Lieblingsprodukte für ein besonderes Müsli waren alle da. Das gibt es nicht überall. Die großartige Gastfreundschaft und die Herzlichkeit vom Personal lassen mich gern wieder in das Hotel kommen.
Roman JakuschinskiRoman Jakuschinski
20:08 14 Mar 24
Wie immer, super lecker und super Service.
Anastasiia SamofalAnastasiia Samofal
20:14 08 Mar 24
Frank RutkowskiFrank Rutkowski
07:18 06 Mar 24
Wir haben hier wunderbar zu Abend gegessen.
Uwe VorbergUwe Vorberg
12:10 05 Mar 24
Nettes Personal, leider etwas überfordert, das Essen war ok mehr aber auch nicht , ich würde nicht wieder kommen
Waltraud BudniokWaltraud Budniok
12:00 04 Mar 24
Guenter SkretnyGuenter Skretny
07:22 01 Mar 24
Michael BöllMichael Böll
13:48 28 Feb 24
Simone MateiszSimone Mateisz
12:18 28 Feb 24
Belgische Waffel war etwas klein und nicht so lecker.
Edmund Cie.Edmund Cie.
14:38 25 Feb 24
Silke SchmidtSilke Schmidt
07:21 24 Feb 24
Für uns perfekt. Sehr freundliches Personal, guter Service, wir fühlten uns herzlich Willkommen.


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