The unique natural landscape and surroundings of Wilhelmshaven are the perfect backdrop for sport and activity in the fresh air. The coastal landscape offers a wealth of different ways to make your vacation as active as possible, strengthening and relaxing your body and mind at the same time. Whether on water or on land, there is something for everyone, from moderate to challenging activities. Here we would like to introduce you to some of the ways in which you can get active and enjoy the beauty of the North Sea coast to the full.
Getting activeSporty and active along the North Sea coast.
Water sportsTaking the windy North Sea.
Wilhelmshaven's location right by the sea makes it an obvious choice to indulge in various water sports on vacation. Whether you are a sailing pro or getting on a surfboard for the first time, you will find a propper outdoor activity on the sea. A true paradise for water rats and breeze enthusiasts.
Ship ahoy! Set sail with a sailing boat.
Sailing is probably the most popular water sport in Wilhelmshaven. The waters of northern Germany offer ideal conditions for sailors of all levels. Regardless of whether you are an experienced sailor or a complete novice wanting to board a sailing boat for the first time with an instructor, you will find plenty of opportunities to conquer the North Sea in Wilhelmshaven. You can find an overview of providers on the Wilhelmshaven Touristik website.
Find your balance with stand-up paddling
Stand-up paddling is a simple but challenging way to conquer the North Sea. Here you stand on a kind of large surfboard and row ahead with a paddle. The great thing about this sport is that you do not need any previous experience to set sail. At Lake Banter you will even find a vending machine where you can rent a board easily and spontaneously.
Riding the waves with the wind
Even if the North Sea cannot quite keep up with the Atlantic in terms of waves, the Jade Bay in particular offers very good conditions for windsurfing or kitesurfing. In windsurfing, the surfboard is equipped with a sail, while in kitesurfing you are pulled over the waves by a kite. Both sports can be fast-paced. Of course, beginners can also try out water sports at one of Wilhelmshaven's surf schools.
Rowing like a real sailor
Rowing, canoeing or kayaking is a great way to work out your upper arms. The great thing about these sports is that it does not have to be that strenuous. On a tour along the shore, you can also glide gently and comfortably through the water and enjoy the beautiful coastal landscape. The perfect opportunity to get to know Wilhelmshaven and the surrounding area from a different perspective. It is best to register with one of the various providers beforehand.
Cycling and hikingIdeal for landlubbers.
If you have already exhausted yourself with sport or would rather enjoy the view of the sea from the shore, the charming landscape along the coast is also perfect for you. Discover northern German nature and the unique maritime atmosphere at every turn.
The flat landscape and well-maintained paths offer the ideal conditions for extensive cycling tours along the shore. You can explore the area on your own or follow a carefully planned themed route. You can browse through the various bike hire options on the Wilhelmshaven Touristik website.
You may not be directly on land on a mudflat hike, but you will still stay dry. At low tide, the North Sea retreats so far that a huge area of seabed is exposed for a few hours. With an experienced mudflat guide, you can go on extensive hikes through the mudflats and get to know this unique ecosystem better.