In addition to maritime experiences, an interesting city history, and many interesting sights, Wilhelmshaven offers many other opportunities for relaxed leisure activities. No matter whether you want to spend an extensive day shopping, indulge in regional cuisine, or simply spend a cozy evening at the cinema - with our list of leisure activities for Wilhelmshaven you will find exactly what you are looking for.
Activities in WilhelmshavenShopping, restaurants and more.
ShoppingA shopping trip through Wilhelmshaven.
Every vacation, whether short or long, always includes a little shopping trip. In Wilhelmshaven, you can discover particularly beautiful shops while strolling through the city and intensively browsing through the store shelves. We'll show you where a shopping trip is most worthwhile.
By the way: Our Wilhelms Haven Hotel is only about a five-minute walk from the Wilhelmshaven pedestrian zone and the Nordseepassage shopping and restaurant complex.
The Wilhelmshaven pedestrian zone invites you to stroll and browse. In addition to classic shopping and fashion stores and well-known brands, you will find small, unique shops for crafts and regional products here. In between you can take a leisurely coffee break in one of the pretty cafes.
North Sea Passage
From fashion, technology, bookstores, and other leisure shops to supermarkets and hairdressers to restaurants and cafes, almost every shop from A to Z can be found in the North Sea Passage. No wonder that the shopping arcade is incredibly popular with locals and guests. No matter whether you want to stroll around in a relaxed manner or are looking for something specific - you've come to the right place.
There is a unique atmosphere at flea markets, which makes browsing for rare treasures particularly unique. In Wilhelmshaven, you will find classic bric-a-brac and craft markets on different dates throughout the city. Our tip: The Trödlermeile, which is open every Wednesday and Saturday all year round at Luisenstraße 1 | 26382 Wilhelmshaven takes place.
GastronomyDiscover regional cuisine in Wilhelmshaven.
To really get to know Wilhelmshaven and the surrounding area, you should of course also discover the regional cuisine. Fish and seafood dishes are of course very traditional for the region, but also other special delicacies such as hearty Labskaus. Some dining establishments that serve regional dishes are particularly popular in Wilhelmshaven:
- The Banter Ruine is known and popular as one of the best fish restaurants in the city.
- In addition to the classic seafood dishes, you will find hearty delicacies such as schnitzel or steak.
- The CaOs is a popular gourmet restaurant with a cafe and lounge.In addition to traditional dishes, the menu offers an extensive selection. Everyone gets their own taste here!
- Ahoy! From the Seglerheim at Nassauhafen you have a wonderful view of Jade Bay.
The maritime decor fits perfectly with the fresh, regional fish dishes on offer here.
- The Kurhaus Dangast is located just outside Wilhelmshaven in Varel.
The family business has existed since 1884 and is located directly on the Jade Bay. The unique ambiance and homemade food are definitely worth the trip.
ActivitiesOur tips for a varied leisure program.
A wide range of leisure activities awaits you in Wilhelmshaven, offering something for every taste. Do you like it adventurous or would you rather relax? In this overview of our recommended leisure activities, you will find something suitable for every mood.
Ahoy! Harbour Cruise
On a harbor tour, you will get to know Wilhelmshaven from a different perspective. The tours from different providers vary in terms of routes and content - so it doesn't have to be just one tour. At Wilhelmshaven Touristik you will find an overview of providers and dates.
Fun and relaxation in the Nautimo adventure pool
The Nautimo adventure pool has slides and a climbing wall, a sports pool, a children's area as well as a sauna and spa area and therefore offers a perfect all-round package for a day full of fun and relaxation. Of course, the necessary refreshments are also provided in the bathroom restaurant.
City tour of discovery
If you want to get to know Wilhelmshaven in-depth and find out facts about the city that only local residents know, a guided tour of the city is just right for you. Wilhelmshaven Touristik offers various tours, from classic city tours to historical walks. The VR city tour is something very special, where you can experience the history of Wilhelmshaven with your own eyes.
Cozy evening in the UCI Kinowelt Wilhelmshaven
Especially after an eventful, active day on vacation, you might want to end the day in a relaxed manner. But of course, there shouldn't be a lack of entertainment. In this case, we recommend a cozy evening in the UCI cinema world. Here you can experience action, fun, and excitement while you sit back and relax.
Sightseeing tour of the city
Finally, one of the most common activities on a city vacation: exploring the city on your own on a sightseeing tour. So that you can plan this in advance, we have put together a practical overview of the main sights in Wilhelmshaven.