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"Why should someone do a vacation in Wilhelmshaven? Can you possibly tell me 2-3 popular travel tips for Wilhelmshaven, which everyone visiting Wilhelmshaven should see? Also let me know 2-3 special insider travel tips for Wilhelmshaven that a typical tourist may not know about, but that you can highly recommend. Thanks!" (posted 05/15/2014)

Since you are asking for travel advice that is less well-known, I would recommend the Wadden See House and the ‘Rosarium.’ The Wadden Sea House shows the natural riches of the coast; birds, fish, plants and animals of the wadden sea. The Rosarium is a beautiful garden with some 500 kinds of roses and a very beautiful facility. I would also suggest a trip to Hooksiel. It is an old “Siel” town, some 15 km from Wilhelmshaven (also a nice bike tour). There’s also a great sandy beach there. A boat tour to the banks where the seals live is also very nice. Better-known suggestions are the sea water aquarium, the South Beach, the Naval Museum and the Coastal Museum.
Answer provided by Dagmar Buschmann on 05/15/2014
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First of all, I would recommend the museums. The Maritime Museum, to be exact. It gives an overview of the development of the German Navy since 1870. Or rather, of all German navies, including that of the former GDR. There are also exhibits which one can walk through, e.g. of a Kreuzer-type boat, u-boat, etc. Also, the Wadden Sea House. It presents the different habitats in the Wadden Sea, and one can also participate in interesting experiments. There are interesting landscapes as well. And interesting cities are easy to reach from there. In Jever (18km), there is an interesting castle exhibit telling more about the past and its many shifts and turns. Not the least is the artful tomb of a Frisian leader from 1552, which shows what artists at that time where already able to do.
Answer provided by Wilhelm Gänßler on 05/15/2014
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Parks and Places Nature lovers will appreciate the many green areas in Wilhelmshaven. The Rüstringer Stadtpark is the largest city park and offers opportunities for nice strolls as well as an exhibit of exotic plants and various kinds of roses (in the Rosarium). In the Stadtpark as well as the Kurpark, mainly in summer, concerts are regularly held. Especially for families with children, the Störtebeker Park is an interesting destination in the middle of the city. In child-appropriate ways, it presents the idea of environmentalism alongside simple but effective ways to act in such ways. Museums and Exhibits Wilhelmshaven has a rich variety of museums to offer. The Marine Museum has displays on the history of the German Marine and is among the city’s favorite museums. Directly opposite stands the Wadden See House, the exhibit of which presents the habitats of this unique natural area. The exhibit OCEANIS lets its visitors discover the deep seas and their inhabitants. The Coast Museum talks of the history of life at the Jadebusen bay and the city history of Wilhelmshaven. Many visitors are particularly impressed by the story of the sperm whale that stranded on Baltrum. Activities and Excursions A Wadden Sea hike is a unique experience, walking on the sea bottom that will, a few hours later, again be inundated by the flood. For safety reasons, it is highly recommended to join a guided tour – and the guides also have lots of things to tell about the life in the habitat. An interesting day trip would go from Wilhelmshaven to the ocean island Helgoland on the Seebäderschiff.
Answer provided by Konrad Schumann on 05/15/2014
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Marine Museum, Wadden Sea House (Museum), Aquarium, marine port, East Frisian islands nearby, East Frisia
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"Hello I'm looking for a one day (or half day) trip to the north sea islands with a departure from Wilhelmshaven the 15 of July. If it's not a good town for this trip, please tell me the best not too far from Oldenburg. Thank you very much for your answer" (posted 07/01/2014)

Wilhelmshaven is the southernmost port city of the Federal Republic on the North Sea coast. Is the largest oil port in the Federal Republic, the largest naval base, and the only deep-water port for containers on its port side. It has 70,000-80,000 inhabitants. In 1960, there were about 100 000. Little industry to pollute the air. Therefore, a healthy climate. The constantly blowing wind also helps. Culturally WHV has much to offer. Foremost among these is the "pumping station", a former sewage works. Almost every day, this venue hosts theatrical and music performances. But in many music bars, a lot of music of different directions is offered. WHV has several museums. The outstanding Naval Museum interprets the history of German navies, including those of the GDR from its founding. Some exhibits are traveling ones. And the Wadden Sea House, which gives information on the development of and personal connections across the Wadden Sea. Visitors can interact with some of the exhibits. The Coastal Museum tells the story of the emergence of the North Sea coast and the life of former inhabitants. In WHV, there are several monuments from the period, including the over 100-year-old Kaiser - Wilhelm - Bridge and the south-central, and an old, extant and protected, cohesive working class neighborhood, just to name a few. Thanks to the open nature of the urban development and its various parks, WHV is more like a garden than a large city. In the vicinity of WHV can be found cozy fishing villages and manorial towns. For example, Jever. All are easily and quickly accessible, just like WHV, thanks to easy access to the motorways. There are also interesting bogs in the area - moors - and garden landscapes.
Answer provided by Wilhelm Gänßler on 07/06/2014
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A ship travels daily from Wilhelmshaven to Helgoland, the only off-shore island in the North Sea. A trip here is highly recommended. The boat departs daily, morning to the island and back in the evening. To visit other islands, it is better to go directly to the coast. It depends on the island: for example Harlesiel, Neuharlingersiel, Nessmersiel
Answer provided by Dagmar Buschmann on 07/01/2014
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Wilhelmshaven museums and adventure centers around the large harbor. www.kuestenmuseum.de Coastal Museum Wilhelmshaven. www.wattenmeerhaus.de UNESCO World Natural Heritage Wadden Sea, the Wadden Sea House. www.aquarium-wilhelmshaven.de Aquarium Wilhelmshaven www.piratenmuseum.de Pirate Museum. www.marinemuseum.de German Marine Museum. Yummy Food on the South Beach. www.hotel-seenelke.de The City of Wilhelmshaven is not very nice. Greetsiel is the most beautiful port village in East Friesland, 100 km from Oldenburg www.fischerdorf-greetsiel.de A day on the island Wangerooge www.inselwooge.de / insel.html from Harlesiel 85 km from Oldenburg, or Spiekeroog www.spiekeroog.de/spiekeroog- experience / inseldorf.html from Neuharlingersiel 90 km away. To the Pearl of the Ammerland, Bad Zwischenahn (www.bad-Zwischenahn touristik.de) 10 km. In the evening, everyone eats at the Spieker www.spieker-gaststaette.de/home.htm Sincerely, Gerd Meyer
Answer provided by Heinz-Gerd Meyer on 07/02/2014
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"My sister, daughter, and myself are coming through Wilhelmshaven in July--we only have 3 days and I was wandering where we can go to get the true German feel. The old buildings and quaint German town. I have been looking at pictures but haven't really seen that romantic feel area in Wilhelmshaven. Love the other factors but maybe we can take a quick train ride to another town with that feeling. Thank you" (posted 04/14/2015)

Go to Jever, which is only 20 km away and easily reached by train. Jever is a city from the Middle Ages with very narrow streets and well preserved. Another ancient city of Bremen. Bremen is located about 100 miles, but is much larger. Enjoy your stay in Wilhelmshaven.
Answer provided by Dagmar Buschmann on 04/15/2015
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The search for the German or feelings picturesque town. That would be the wrong place at Wilhelmshaven. We recommend Leer, Aurich Ostfrieland, the channel paths of Moore and Fehne, Jever in Friesland. Both cities are accessible by train. Old buildings, past culture, history is very present in these places. Wilhelmshaven was badly damaged during the war and the history of the city is 180 years. There's not much left of the romantic atmosphere. However, efforts are the imperial era, founder of the city was Kaiser Wilhelm, to revive Leer, Aurich, Jever are www.leer.de to reach the internet, www.aurich.de, www.jever.de, jewils under culture and history are available facts and data and on a visit, you will feel quite at the Atmoshäre this time. Greeting Margarete Half
Answer provided by Margarete Half on 04/15/2015
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"What is your favorite thing in wilhelmshaven?" (posted 02/22/2016)

Wilhelmshaven time ca 85,000 inhabitants, has a fairly wide range of hiking and walking trails. One is a city park with a connected Rosarium, which of course is in the Rose Flowering from bes. Value. WHV has only city a South Beach, which is of course very busy for bath time. It git a historic route along the water's edge. The naval port has a sister city, a US. Navybas. There is a visitor center with its venerable naturalist presentation from the Wadden Sea (whales) There is a Naval Museum with a presentation of unfangreichen 4 navies. Empire until 1918, time after 1918 to 1933. The period after 1933 to 1945, the period from 1955 and the Navy of the GDR from 1949 - 1989. WHV has scientific institutions can be visited or visited. Harbor cruises within and butene. A home and Coast Museum Conveys the emergence of the city, the destruction and the Wiederbelbung. There are for the evening, although no nightlife. but three theaters offer a varied program of cultural. A (former pumping station) offers almost every evening a colorful program in lectures music show from the world. There could still be some led. Greeting Margarete Half
Answer provided by Margarete Half on 02/24/2016
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Wilhelmshaven Overview

Wilhelmshaven is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated at the western coast of the Jadebusen, which is a bay of the North Sea.

Wilhelmshaven is the German navy's main base at the North Sea again. It is also the third largest German port (after Hamburg (Hamburg vacation rentals | Hamburg travel guide) and the combined ports of Bremen (Bremen vacation rentals | Bremen travel guide) and Bremerhaven) with mainly oil products being loaded and unloaded. Besides the military, chemical industries and a refinery are the main employers of Wilhelmshaven which has one of the highest unemployment rates in the western part of Germany. The oil terminal and the refinery are connected with other German industrial centres by pipelines. Wilhelmshaven also provides an Applied Sciences University (Fachhochschule) for engineering and business sciences.

Wilhelmshaven time ca 85,000 inhabitants, has a fairly wide range of hiking and walking trails. One is a city park with a connected Rosarium, which of course is in the Rose Flowering from bes. Value. WHV has only city a South Beach, which is of course very busy for bath time. It git a historic route along the water's edge. The naval port has a sister city, a US. Navybas Norfolk There is a visitor center with its venerable naturalist presentation from the Wadden Sea (whales) There is a Naval Museum with a presentation of unfangreichen 4 navies. Empire until 1918, time after 1918 to 1933. The period after 1933 to 1945, the period from 1955 and the Navy of the GDR from 1949 - 1989. WHV has scientific institutions can be visited or visited. Harbor cruises within and butene. A home and Coast Museum Conveys the emergence of the city, the destruction and the Wiederbelbung. There are for the evening, although no nightlife. but three theaters offer a varied program of cultural. A (former pumping station) offers almost every evening a colorful program in lectures music show from the world.

Things to See in Wilhelmshaven

Aquarium Wilhelmshaven, an aquarium with native animals from the North Sea, the information centre of the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park.

The Botanischer Garten der Stadt Wilhelmshaven, a municipal botanical garden.

The Deutsches Marinemuseum (Navy Museum), whose main exhibits are the former German Navy] destroyer Mölders (D186), a submarine, and some smaller warships as well as an exhibition of German naval history from the 19th century onwards.

The Küstenmuseum (Coast Museum).

As the town's landmark the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke ("Emperor Wilhelm Bridge") is considered, which crosses an inlet of the Jadebusen. It was built in 1905 to 1907; with a length of 159 m it was once the greatest swing bridge of Europe.

The Town Hall (Rathaus), a large brick building, constructed in 1927-1929 by the architect Fritz Höger as the town hall of the city of Rüstringen.

The Christus-und-Garnisionskirche, the oldest church of the city. It was built in 1869 by the Prussian architect Friedrich Adler.

Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Platz, a monument erected in memory of emperor Wilhelm I of Prussia in 1896, who was one of the founder of the city. After the statue had been melted down in 1942, it was reconstructed in 1994.

The entrance building of the former Kaiserliche Marinewerft ("emperor's shipyard"), built in the 1870s.

The building of the former Kaiserliche Westwerft ("emperor's western shipyard"), completed in 1913.

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More about the History of Wilhelmshaven

As early as 1383, the Sibetsburg castle existed, which was owned by pirates and destroyed in 1433 by the Hanseatic League. Four centuries later the Kingdom of Prussia planned a fleet and a harbour at the North Sea. In 1853, Prince Adalbert of Prussia arranged the Jade Treaty (Jade-Vertrag) with the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg (Oldenburg vacation rentals | Oldenburg travel guide), in which Prussia and the grand duchy entered into a contract: 3.13 km² of Oldenburgian territory at the Jadebusen should be ceded to Prussia. In 1869, King William I of Prussia (later also German Emperor) founded the town as an exclave of the Province of Hanover for a naval base of Prussia's developing fleet. All the hinterland of the city belonged to the Duchy of Oldenburg. In 1937, Wilhelmshaven and Rüstringen merged and the united city, named Wilhelmshaven, became a part of the Free State of Oldenburg. On 30th June 1934, Wilhelmshaven played host to the launch of Pocket Battleship Admiral Graf Spee.

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Wilhelmshaven is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated at the western coast of the Jadebusen, which is a bay of the North Sea.

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