Here five partners have joined forces to bring culture and tourism together in a charming environment. The painting, designed by the renowned artist Franz Erhard Walther designed by the renowned artist Franz Erhard Walther , the youth and cultural guesthouse, the town museum, the Emsland Archaeology Museum, the Meppener Kunstkreis e.V. with its art school and the City of Meppen.
A diverse program of events on visual arts, archaeology, music, theater and literature, exhibitions, seminars and projects are just as much a part of the cultural network’s offerings as the provision of guest rooms, seminar rooms, workshops and catering, as well as support for interested parties in holding their own events.
The name of the cultural network Koppelschleuse is based on the immediate vicinity of the historic Koppelschleuse, a special type of lock in which two lock chambers were set up one behind the other to overcome a greater difference in height.