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Encyclopedia > Wilhelmshaven
Wilhelmshaven
Coat of arms Location
Coat of arms of Wilhelmshaven
Administration
Country Flag of Germany Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Urban district
Lord Mayor Eberhard Menzel (SPD)
Basic statistics
Area 106.91 km² (41.3 sq mi)
Elevation 2 m  (7 ft)
Population 82,797  (31/12/2006)
 - Density 774 /km² (2,006 /sq mi)
Other information
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Licence plate WHV
Postal codes 26351–26389
Area codes 04421, 04423 und 04425 (jeweils teilweise)
Website www.wilhelmshaven.de

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Wilhelmshaven
Wilhelmshaven in northwest Germany

Wilhelmshaven (IPA: [vɪlhɛlmsˈhaːfən]) 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. Population: 83,238 (2006). Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... With an area of 47,618 km and nearly eight million inhabitants, Lower Saxony (German Niedersachsen) lies in north-western Germany and is second in area and fourth in population among the countrys sixteen Bundesl nder (federal states). ... The Arngast lighthouse on the Jadebusen Jadebusen, formerly Jade or Jahde, is a bay on the North Sea coast of Germany. ... The North Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, located between the coasts of Norway and Denmark in the east, the coast of the British Isles in the west, and the German, Dutch, Belgian and French coasts in the south. ...

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History

Wilhelmshaven is a relatively young city by German standards. In need of a naval base for Prussia's developing fleet, Prussian king Wilhelm I founded the town in 1869. Throughout the centuries, Prussia’s military consistently concentrated on its land power, and never sought a similar power at sea. ... Wilhelm I of Germany (March 22, 1797 – March 9, 1888), German Emperor (Kaiser), ruled January 18, 1871 – 9 March 1888 and King of Prussia, ruled 2 January 1861 – 9 March 1888. ...


There was a castle at the place as early as 1383, the Sibetsburg; this castle was owned by pirates and destroyed in 1433 by the Hanseatic League. Four centuries later the Kingdom of Prussia planned to establish 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, 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. Wilhelm I (later to become the German emperor of the same name) inaugurated the port sixteen years later as part of the Province of Hanover and gave it his name. Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Carta marina of the Baltic Sea region (1539). ... Anthem Preußenlied, Heil dir im Siegerkranz (both unofficial) The Kingdom of Prussia at its greatest extent, at the time of the formation of the German Empire, 1871 Capital Berlin Government Monarchy King  - 1701 — 1713 Frederick I (first)  - 1888 — 1918 William II (last) Prime minister  - 1848 Adolf Heinrich von Arnim... Heinrich Wilhelm Adalbert Prince of Prussia (October 29, 1811 in Berlin – June 6, 1873 in Karlsbad) was a Prussian naval theorist and admiral. ... Oldenburg (Low German: Ollnborg) is a historical state in todays Germany named for its capital, Oldenburg. ... Capital Hanover Head of State King of Hanover Hanover (German: Hannover) is a historical territory in todays Germany. ...


Wilhelmshaven grew to become one of the most important German ports. The duchy of Oldenburg benefited as well from the port; adjacent to Wilhelmshaven the town of Rüstringen was founded on the Oldenburgian territory. Wilhelmshaven and Rüstringen were merged in 1937.


During World War II the city, which had been a main operating base for the German navy, was bombed by Allied air attacks; two thirds of the town's buildings were destroyed. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The Kriegsmarine (or War Navy) was the name of the German Navy between 1935 and 1945, during the Nazi regime, superseding the Reichsmarine. ...


In September 1946 Operation Union allowed the married British servicemen and civilian members of the Occupation Forces to have their families join them in the occupied zones of Germany. With so many units scattered throughout the occupied zone, most areas did not have enough children to justify opening local schools. Many older children had no formal lessons for a year, until the opening of the first boarding school at Wilhelmshaven


Prince Rupert School (PRS) opened in July 1947 and is believed to be the first comprehensive, co-educational, boarding school under the terms of the 1944 Education Act. The school, for the children of the British Armed Forces and Control Commission personnel stationed in the British Zone of Germany, was situated in Wilhelmshaven. The site had originally been a German Naval submarine base for two Training Flotillas. At the end of the Second World War the site was occupied by the Royal Navy and called H.M.S. Royal Rupert. Subsequently, the Royal Navy vacated the site to allow it to be used as a school and formally handed it over on 1st July 1947, by the lowering of the White Ensign and the raising of the Union Jack.


The school continued in Wilhelmshaven until 1972 when it was moved to Rinteln.


On the 3rd September 2007 a memorial was dedicated in Wilhelmshaven on a corner of what was the school site. This was paid for by ex pupils and staff who wanted a permanent reminder of the times they had spent in Wilhelmshaven. For further details see http://www.prs-wilhelmshaven.co.uk/


Wilhelmshaven today

After the war the harbour was used not only for military purposes, but for economy and tourism as well. Today, Wilhelmshaven is the German navy's main base at the North Sea again. It is also the third largest German port (after Hamburg and the combined ports of Bremen 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. German frigate Karlsruhe rescuing shipwrecked people off the coast of Somalia while participating in the international anti-terror operation ENDURING FREEDOM, April 2005 The Laboe Naval Memorial for sailors who lost their lives at sea during the World Wars and while on duty at sea and U 995 Modern air... This article is about the city in Germany. ... This article is about the city in Germany. ... Bremerhaven is a city in the federal state of Bremen, Germany. ... A refinery is composed of a group of chemical engineering unit processes and unit operations used for refining certain materials or converting raw material into products of value. ... A Fachhochschule (plural: Fachhochschulen) or University of Applied Sciences in Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Switzerland is a university specialized in certain topical areas (e. ...

Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge
Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge

Economic hopes rest in four major development projects: ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1136 KB) Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge in Wilhelmshaven taken by myself File links The following pages link to this file: Wilhelmshaven ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1136 KB) Kaiser Wilhelm Bridge in Wilhelmshaven taken by myself File links The following pages link to this file: Wilhelmshaven ...

  • the JadeWeserPort project for a deep water container port to be constructed 2006 - 2010, able to berth even the largest container vessels presently under construction
  • the further development of the chemical industry
  • the construction of an LNG-Terminal
  • the proposed coastal highway (Küstenautobahn) connecting north-western German industrial centres at the Elbe, Weser, and Ems rivers.

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Sights

Harbour area and Navy Museum.
Harbour area and Navy Museum.

In Wilhelmshaven there is an aquarium with native animals from the North Sea, the information centre of the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park. The town's landmark is the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke ("Emperor Wilhelm Bridge"), which crosses an inlet of the Jadebusen. It was built in 1908; with a length of 159 m it was once the greatest swing bridge of Europe. The main exhibits of the Navy Museum 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. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1042x473, 42 KB) Summary Wilhelmshaven harbour area with the Naval Museum in the right foreground and the bouy yard to the left. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1042x473, 42 KB) Summary Wilhelmshaven harbour area with the Naval Museum in the right foreground and the bouy yard to the left. ... The Wadden Sea National Parks are located along the German coast of the North Sea. ... Year 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A swing bridge is a bridge that has as its primary structural support a vertical locating pin and support ring at or near to its center, about which it can then pivot horizontally as shown in the animated illustration below. ... USS McFaul underway in the Atlantic Ocean. ... Museum ship Mölders D186 Mölders was a guided missile destroyer of the Bundesmarine (West German Navy) and later the Deutsche Marine (Navy of reunited Germany). ... For other uses, see Submarine (disambiguation). ...


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Wilhelmshaven - definition of Wilhelmshaven in Encyclopedia (346 words)
Wilhelmshaven is a town in Lower Saxony, Germany.
The duchy of Oldenburg benefited as well from the port; adjacent to Wilhelmshaven the town of Rüstringen was founded on the Oldenburgian territory.
In Wilhelmshaven there is the German Navy Museum, an aquarium with native animals from the North Sea, the information centre of the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park.
Wilhelmshaven - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (493 words)
During World War II the city, which had been a main operating base for the German navy, was bombed by Allied air attacks; two thirds of the town's buildings were destroyed.
Today, Wilhelmshaven is Germany's main naval base at the North Sea again.
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.
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