On the North Sea Cycle Route is Jever, a place where picturesque farms and windmills dot the Northern German landscape — a place with a history that dates back to the days of the Romans.
One of the best ways to experience Jever and the Jever Land (as the surrounding countryside is known) is by bicycle. Ride over to the town’s 18th century windmill, then follow the route by Jade Bay that will take you along to find even more. There’s nine total along this route and the countryside between them is simply beautiful.
There are other sites and memorials through town, as well. On the Maria Road you’ll find a memorial, by artist Udo Reimann dedicated to the 67 Jewish citizens of Jever who died at the hands of the Nazis, listing each name on a large book.
Schloss Jever is a 15th century castle with an onion dome that now doubles as the local history museum. It’s here that Jever and Frisia‘s cultural, folklore, and archaeological history is explained. There’s also the Spijöök Museum in neighboring Varel, filled with curiosities and legends of the sailors who once sailed the waters of the North Sea.
Jever’s also home to the Friesia Brewing House. Opened in 1848, the brewery now is open to tours and has its own brewery museum where you’ll get the skinny on the one of the most popular local brands (it’s also the largest building in the entire town).
No better way to end a day here than with a local brew. Ah, better yet, make it two! ;-)