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Nordenham is a town in the Wesermarsch district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located at the mouth (on the west bank) of the Weser river on the Butjadingen (Butjadingen vacation rentals | Butjadingen travel guide) peninsula on the coast of the North Sea. The seaport city of Bremerhaven (Bremerhaven vacation rentals | Bremerhaven travel guide) is located on the other side (east bank) of the river. The Midgard-seaport in Nordenham is the largest private-owned harbor in Germany.
Nordenham, with 27,315 inhabitants the largest city in the county Wesermarsch in Lower Saxony. The city belongs to the region of Oldenburg (Oldenburg vacation rentals | Oldenburg travel guide) country and since 2005 on the European Metropolitan Region Bremen (Bremen vacation rentals | Bremen travel guide) / Oldenburg. Nordenham is located on the west bank of the Weser across from Bremerhaven and north of the cities of Bremen and Oldenburg (Oldb.). The area consists of predominantly rural marshland and is surrounded with dikes to protect against storm surges.
Things to See in Nordenham
The municipal museum displays exhibits from industry and urban history
The restored historic gallery Holländer windmill mill bog is the only windmill in the area with two wind roses and the last fully functioning windmil.
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More about the History of Nordenham
Nordenham developed after the efforts by a merchant called Wilhelm Müller who traded cattle and sheep to England in the late 19th century. Some of the oldest parts of the modern town area are the old villages or Wurtendörfer (roughly translated as
hill villages) Blexen, Einswarden and Atens. Bishop Willehad died in Blexen in the year 789, which is also commonly accepted to be the villages year of foundation. In 1407, the Vredeborch or Friedeburg was erected by the Hanseatic city of Bremen (Bremen vacation rentals | Bremen travel guide), a castle (although it was probably more a kind of large fortified house) to protect interests against the rebellious inhabitants, the Frisians. The stronghold was destroyed in 1425 and it is possible that the site was later used by a monastery. Between 1499-1514 the area was conquered by the Grand-Dutchy of Oldenburg (Oldenburg vacation rentals | Oldenburg travel guide) and in 1813 by the French emperor Napoleon, whose army shot ten local inhabitants at the church in Blexen. On May 1, 1908 Nordenham was granted 2nd class town rights and since 1955 Nordenham is an independent town in the Wesermarsch district.
Due to government industrialisation programs in the 1960s and 1970s, various industries opened plants in Nordenham. Among others, the main industries are a nuclear power plant near Esenshamm, airplane construction (Airbus) and chemical industry. On the Butjadingen (Butjadingen vacation rentals | Butjadingen travel guide) peninsula outside Nordenham people do dairy farming or work in the tourism industry.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Nordenham is a town in the Wesermarsch district, in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is located at the mouth (on the west bank) of the Weser river on the Butjadingen peninsula on the coast of the North Sea. The seaport city of Bremerhaven is located on the other side (east bank) of the river. The Midgard-seaport in Nordenham is the largest private-owned harbor in Germany.
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