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  • Wilhelmshaven - set your spirit free

    Tourist-Information Wilhelmshaven, Bahnhofstraße 10

    How to Get There?


      You start in Oldenburg central station and take the Nordwestbahn (NWB) directly to Wilhelmshaven. From there it's just a few minutes to walk.

      DB BAHN

      From Oldenburg you take the A29 in direction to Wilhelmshaven. You leave the motorway at the exit Sande. Drive in direction to Wilhelmshaven (B210). After Sande you turn right to Mariensiel- WHV West. Follow these street. From there just follow the signs to the inner city.

      GPS coordinates

      LATITUDE: 53.519318
      LONGTITUDE: 8.118202



    Why Go There?

    The beautiful North Sea city of Wilhelmshaven has some impressing sights. Set your spirit free, enjoy the old harbor and the wonderful clean sea breeze.

    Wilhelmshaven is a perfect place for a stopover of a day or two, besides the breathtaking nature numerous cultural offers like theatre, art, music and comedy will make your stay a great experience.

    The „Maritime Meile Wilhelmshaven” has a lot to offer, visitors can find many ways to experience the subject “sea” from different perspectives. There are five museums, like the coastal museum, the Wilhelmshaven aquarium, the German Naval museum or the visitors´ centre of UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site Wadden Sea.

    Interested in the history of the Marine? Visit the Naval museum, it collects and preserves exhibits from the history of all German marines since 1848. Attached to the museum is a 3000 square-foot outdoor area with moorings directly in the connection port which is fascinating for young and old.

    Wilhelmshaven has varied facets like the more than one hundred years old “Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge”, which is a striking symbol of the city. The bridge dominates the entire city and is well known. Each year sailors from the whole of Europe will find everything they need in Wilhelmshaven during the “weekend at the jade” and the “JadeWeserPort-CUP”. Guests will find a colourful program along the city with music, entertainment and culinary delicacies. The event is a magnet for visitors from all over the world.

    The beautiful south beach promenade invites to enjoy sealife at it´s finest - enjoy the most impressive sunsets, have a swim, a stroll on the world natural heritage site of the Wadden Sea or simply relish traditional food. Or experience the harbor future up close at Germany´s only deepwater port, which invites to have a stroll - see the world’s biggest container ships getting loaded or unloaded.

    There is a lot to discover in Wilhelmshaven, especially for active water enthusiasts, there are numerous places for surfing, sailing and diving. Furthermore, visitors can rent rowboats to explore their surroundings from water. But also golfers or biker will find the best conditions to enjoy their stay in Wilhelmshaven. This manifold event range, excellent accommodations and wonderful restaurants leave nothing to be desired.

    Tip: The city gets colourful - at the international street art festival in August. Numerous street performers from all over the world turn downtown into a fleeting work of art from chalk. Don´t miss that wonderful experience!

    Location Details

    Escape Address: Tourist-Information Wilhelmshaven, Bahnhofstraße 10, Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony, Germany

    Things to do close by!

    Nature exploring

    The Wadden Sea National Park of Lower Saxony is the second largest national park in Germany. It belongs to the UNESCO world natural heritage. The coast and islands have especially great importance as a recreation center and natural experience space. A specialty in this national park are the mudflat hiking tours. In a ships excursion you can get to know seals, fish and other aquatic inhabitants. Up to 4.000 animal and plant species are specialized in the unusually rich of food tideland habitat.


    Visit the island Helgoland, which makes an easy and enjoyable day trip. The lonesome North Sea outcrop or red sandstone roch, wonderful fresh air and warm sea water. During the season harbor cruises and ships to the offshore island of Helgoland are starting their cruise from Helgolandkai.

    Sailing & Canoeing

    There is a lot to discover in Wilhelmshaven specially for active water enthusiasts, there are numerous places for surfing, sailing and diving. Furthermore, visitors can use rowboats to explore their surroundings from water.

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