Along the shores of the North Sea, the Friesland District sits along the wide mouth of the Weser river as it leaves Lower Saxony. Most of its shores are protected within the Wadden Sea National Park — creating a haven for wild birds along with Jade Bay — a large shallow bay leading inland.
Friesland District Map
Towns & Villages in the Friesland District
Jever is the capital of the district — famous for its Pilsener beer of the same name. It has a magnificent Russian-style castle — a remnant of its turbulent past and the local population still lay heavy praise on the last chieftain of Jeverland in the middle ages: Fräulein Maria. Sculptures and museums devoted to her and her family cannot be avoided through town!
One of the East Frisian Islands is easily reached from mainland Friesland District — Wangerooge. There are no cars allowed on this island, so you are left alone with the wind and the birds! Great for kite-surfing and sailing among other sports — and very attractive as well, with miles of sandy beaches and a lighthouse you can climb up to watch the huge ships heading into port.