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The King's Navy port

Wilhelmshaven (not to be written as hafen, like you should expect in German). It's the base of the German Navy.

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History

Wilhelmshaven was founded in 1869 as the King Wilhelm I wanted a Navy base. Wilhelm later became Emperor.

The port was a Navy port until the end of the Second World War.
In that war Wilhelmshaven was the first city to be bombed by the Americans.

Nowadays Wilhelmshaven is Germany's second civil port with a major fuel depot and a container terminal (JadeWeserPort).

From the Air

In 2015 I flew over Wilhelmshaven and was able to take some pictures from the air.
Three months later I re-visited the town.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:The last big town up North in Ost-Friesland
  • Cons:Jade mud
  • In a nutshell:Germany's Navy Homebase
  • Last visit to Wilhelmshaven: Feb 2002
  • Intro Updated Jan 6, 2016
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“So I walked on up to the doorstep through the screen and across the floor (from Summer Breeze by Seals And Crofts)”

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