Bremen & the East Frisian Coast

The 16 bells of this glockenspiel, donated to the town in 1983, ring out a variety of tunes six times a day while five wooden figures of Jever's most important rulers – including Edo Wiemken the Younger, his daughter Fräulein Maria and Empress Catherine the Great – circle out on a track. It's on the Schlossgang side of the Hof von Oldenburg building, facing the Schloss.

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Nearby Bremen & the East Frisian Coast attractions

1. Schloss Museum Jever

0.08 MILES

An onion-shaped dome is (literally) the crowning feature of Jever’s 14th-century Schloss (palace). The town’s 18th-century Russian rulers added it to the…

2. Stadtkirche

0.17 MILES

Many of Jever’s sights are in some way connected to Fräulein Maria, the last of Jever’s chieftains. The most spectacular is the lavish memorial tomb of…

3. Inselmuseum

16.17 MILES

A volunteer-run museum exhibiting all manner of things associated with the history of the island, from stuffed wildlife found on and around it to 19th…

4. Kurioses Muschelmuseum

16.31 MILES

The 1st floor of the tourist office is devoted to display cases full of shells of all varieties, as well as other objects brought up from the sea: crab…

5. Zoo am Meer

27.49 MILES

The Zoo am Meer isn’t spectacular on the face of things, but it enthrals kids, partly because the enclosures are cleverly built into one big artificial …

6. Deutsches Auswandererhaus

27.64 MILES

This spectacular museum stands on the spot where more than 7.2 million emigrants set sail for the US, South America and Australia between 1830 and 1942,…

7. Aussichts Platform

27.65 MILES

Atop the Sail City hotel, this 86m-high two-floor outdoor observation deck affords 360-degree views of Bremerhaven, the Weser, the North Sea and miles…

8. Klimahaus Bremerhaven 8° Ost

27.66 MILES

This shiny, space-age museum offers a journey around the world along the longitudinal meridian 8° east, through climate zones in Switzerland, Italy, Niger…