This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Wilhelmshaven.
The coastal city Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony, Germany, is situated on the North Sea. The Dutch border is around eighty kilometres away, and the internationally well-known city Hamburg is approximately one hundred forty kilometres east of Wilhelmshaven. Around seventy-eight thousand people live in the city by the sea, which is a popular starting point to explore the nearby Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park. The history of the city is strongly bonded with the harbour and its naval base during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Nowadays, Wilhelmshaven is still an important naval base and it is the only deep-water port in the country. There are a couple of worth-visiting museums, buildings, and parks in the centre.
The city offers a greater number of hotels, guesthouses, and holiday apartments. The hotels are spread out in the centre and along the coast. You can choose from fancy places as well as rather simple hotels. If you are backpacking and hostels are your first choice, you'll find something here. The hostel in Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony, Germany, is rather traditional and a bit old fashioned regarding the style and the facilities. However, your Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony, Germany hostel is clean and offers a place to stay for a good price. The focus is put on families and school classes, but solo travelers can also stay in this accommodation.
The Küstenmuseum (in English, Coastal Museum) focuses on the history, the presence, and the future of the coast. The exhibitions deal with ships, pirates, storm surges, and any sort of events that happen at the seaside. Consider that it is closed in December and January. Do not forget to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wadden Sea Visitor Center to get to know more about the national park in general as well as its flora and fauna. The characteristic town hall was built in the early twentieth century. The historic windmill Kopperhörner Mühle is located in the quarter Heppens around one kilometre north of the city centre. If you like this sort of architecture, check it out.
Written by local enthusiast for Wilhelmshaven hostelsFlo