Guten Appetit!

Good food awaits you in Meppen! Help yourself to our buffets. Our flexible catering concept allows themed cuisine, varied meal time, whole foods and vegetarian dishes. Our kitchen team are happy to cater to your needs.

Breakfast, start the day deliciously:
Different types of bread and rolls, butter, margarine, sweet toppings, coffee, tea, hot chocolate, milk, muesli, flakes or corn pops, meat, cheese, yoghurt and/or quark.

Morning snack (on request), ideal for your conference:
Coffee, tea, juice, water, fruit and quark.

Lunch, it's all about variety:
Different types of bread or something hot, butter, raw vegetarian food and/or a salad, different meats and cheeses, tea and cold drinks.

Afternoon snack (on request), ideal for your conference:
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, a piece of cake or biscuits.

Evening meal, to end the day with a smile on your face:
Drink, starter, main, dessert.

Packed lunches - only the very best:
Put together your own packed lunch at the breakfast buffet. We'll add a drink, fruit and a snack.

Special dietary requirements:
We are happy to bear in mind the needs of vegetarians, those with religious dietary requirements or other special diets. Please inform us in advance.

A happy day for our climate
In our Youth Hostels in north-western Germany, we have Veggie Day once a week - a meat-free day with loads of tasty treats. Our guests love it - so does the environment. Because Veggie Day means every one of use is making a valuable contribution to climate protection and reducing CO2 emissions from catering by 22.5 % on that day.

For breakfast, guests can expect lots of different cheeses, including lactose-free cheese, and delicious homemade spreads. Lunch and evening meals including all sorts of dishes, a colourful salad buffet and tasty desserts. On request, we also can prepare vegetarian packed lunches for our guests.

"Café Koppelschleuse" is open
The new "Café Koppelschleuse" opened for business on 23 April 2010. The site of the "Koppelschleuse Meppen" is now even more attractive thanks to the "Café Koppelschleuse". For years now, the town of Meppen, the archaeology exhibition centre, the Cultural Youth Hostel, the "Meppener Kunstkreis" and the "Stichting van Gogh & Drenthe" have been working together as Meppen's "Koppelschleuse" international cultural network. This cooperation has enabled them to offer diverse activity programmes for guests of the cultural youth guest house, Meppen's "Koppelschleuse" Youth Hostel. The café offers culinary delights and a fantastic range of drinks including wines, beers and alcohol-free beverages.

The café is open in the summer (April to October) from Thursday until Saturday from 3 p.m. until midnight, and on Sundays from 9:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., and in the winter (November to February) on Sundays from 2:30 p.m. until 6 p.m. Welcome to the Koppelschleuse!
The café is closed from 25.12.2011 until 1.1.2012. We look forward to welcoming you again on 8.1.2012.

Info: An der Koppelschleuse 20, 49716 Meppen, Tel. +49 (0)5931 40 99 865, info(at)

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