The name of the town is moderately funny to some Germans as it is pronounced the same as the German word for "empty".
- 1 train station. Intercity connections from Emden – Lingen (Ems) – Münster (Westf) – Oberhausen – Duisburg – Düsseldorf – Köln – Koblenz – Mainz – Mannheim – Stuttgart. There is a regional train from Groningen in the Netherlands.
- Gallimarkt is the biggest "Volksfest" in the region
- Take the boat to Helgoland
- Oldambt — the region just across the border in the Netherlands, including 'windmill city' Winschoten
|Routes through Leer|
|Groningen ← Oldambt ←||W E||→ Oldenburg → Bremen|
|Emden ←||N S||→ Bad Bentheim → Essen|