The Wesermarsch District, according to locals, is “flat as a flounder,” or perhaps a cutting board, you might say. But that does not make it uninteresting at all. In fact, flatness is a small price to pay for fresh breezes from majestic Jade Bay, panoramic views of open pastures and the beauty of the upper Weser River.
Wesermarsch District Map
Towns & Villages in the Wesermarsch District
The mercantile and industrial town of Nordenham sits at the mouth of the Weser, where it empties into the North Sea. You will appreciate the first-rate theatrical productions, concerts, cabaret and comedy performances that make this the cultural center of the district.
Brake (Unterweser), the local capital, occupies the center of the district on the left bank of the Weser. Here you will find the 1846 Telegraph building, a local landmark, which is home to the much visited Maritime Museum. Another must-see sight for you is the famous Fisher’s House, the oldest surviving dwelling in the district, built in 1731.
South along the Weser at its confluence with the Hunte, Elsfleth is the district’s third largest community. Seagulls and ferries, fishing boats and pleasure craft are common in the busy harbor. Sandy beaches also await you here, as do cycling routes further inland through green meadows and sleepy country villages.