Wilhelmshaven is located in the Jade Bay area of northern Germany. With the only south-facing beach on the German North Sea Coast, Wilhelmshaven (population 80,000) is one of the coast’s most attractive towns. A popular draw for both locals and visitors is the beach promenade with cafés, pubs and hotels. It joins onto the Bontekai, the quay that links the South Beach and harbour with the town centre. This is where shoppers find the Nordseepassage, a shopping centre with 60 shops, cafés, restaurants and its own railway station, as well as Marktstraße, Wilhelmshaven’s pedestrian zone.
The economic structure of Wilhelmshaven is expressed most clearly in its port business; Wilhelmshaven is still Germany’s largest naval base. Other industries located here are telecommunications, computing and car manufacturing supplies. Important pillars of Wilhelmshaven’s economy are the service and tourism industry, with attractions including the Wadden Sea National Park Centre, the Wadden Sea House, the Coastal and Marine Museum, a Virtual Underwater World and an Aquarium.
Hotel costs in Wilhelmshaven rank among the lowest in Germany for midsize towns. Prices per night range from 44 to 160 EUR. Jade University has a special agreement with the hotel “Hotel am Stadtpark”, a four star hotel located next to the West Building (distance 100m) where the summer school will be held. The price per night incl. breakfast for a single room is 80 EUR and a twin room with two single beds will be offered for 100 EUR (50 EUR per person), if booked until June 10. Reservations should be made directly via email email@example.com mentioning the following reservation code: JHS250716. Please note that the number of rooms at those rates is limited, so please make reservations soon!
For more information visit http://www.hotel-am-stadtpark.de/hotel-zimmer/
Travelling to Wilhelmshaven
The two closest international airports are located in Bremen and Hamburg. Both airports are served by low-cost airlines like Ryanair, Easy-jet and Norwegian. From Bremen/ Hamburg, you can reach Wilhelmshaven very conveniently by bus or train (tickets for 8 to 29 EUR, one way). Both airports are directly connected to the city main stations, which provide trains to Wilhelmshaven on an hourly basis. Trains to Wilhelmshaven take between 1h and 1h30 from Bremen or between 2h and 2h30 from Hamburg.
From Wilhelmshaven central station the hotel is easily reached by bus or taxi. A taxi ride to the hotel costs about 10 EUR and a bus ride about 3 EUR. Tickets for the bus need to be bought directly by the driver. The train tickets from Hamburg/Bremen to Wilhelmshaven can be bought under: http://www.bahn.de/p_en/view/index.shtml.
If you have any questions or trouble planning your trip to Wilhelmshaven please feel free to contact Tim Hasenpusch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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