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"Wilhelmshaven" () is a coastal town in Lower Saxony, Germany. It is situated on the western side of Jadebusen, a bay of the North Sea.

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The Sibetsburg castle, built before 1383, was occupied by pirates and destroyed in 1433 by the Hanseatic League. Four centuries later, the Kingdom of Prussia planned a fleet and a harbour on the North Sea. In 1853, Prince Adalbert of Prussia arranged the Jade Treaty ("Jade-Vertrag") with the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg, in which Prussia and the Grand Duchy entered into a contract: 3.13 km² of Oldenburgian territory at the Jadebusen should be ceded to Prussia. In 1869, King William I of Prussia (later also German Emperor) founded the town as an exclave of the Province of Hanover as a naval base for Prussia"s developing fleet. All the hinterland of the city remained as part of the Duchy of Oldenburg.

A shipbuilders was established at Wilhelmshaven, the Kaiserliche Marinewerft (Emperor"s Shipyard). On 30th June 1934, the "pocket battleship" "Admiral Graf Spee" was launched at Wilhelmshaven.

In 1937, Wilhelmshaven and Rüstringen merged and the united city, named Wilhelmshaven, became a part of the Free State of Oldenburg.

orld War I
During World War II "Alten Banter Weg" (No. 1582 Wilhelmshaven) was a subcamp of the Neuengamme concentration camp. Two thirds of the town"s buildings were destroyed during bombing by the Allies of World War II.. On 5 May 1945, Polish forces under General Stanisław Maczek captured Wilhelmshaven and took the surrender of the entire garrison, including some 200 ships of the Kriegsmarine. They remained as part of the allied occupation forces.

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The Prince Rupert School (PRS), one of the first comprehensive, co-educational, boarding schools of the 1944 Education Act, opened in July 1947 for the children of the British Armed Forces and Control Commission personnel. The site had originally been a German Naval submarine base for two Training Flotillas, subsequently occupied by the Royal Navy post-war as HMS "Royal Rupert". The site was handed over on 1 July 1947, and the school continued at Wilhelmshaven until moved to Rinteln in 1972. On 3 September 2007, former pupils and staff erected a memorial on a corner of the Wilhelmshaven site. http://www.prs-wilhelmshaven.co.uk/

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After the war the harbour was used not only for military purposes, but for economy and tourism as well. Today, Wilhelmshaven is the German navy"s main base at the North Sea again. It is also the third largest German port (after Hamburg and the combined ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven) with mainly oil products being loaded and unloaded. Besides the military, chemical industries and a refinery are the main employers of Wilhelmshaven which has one of the highest unemployment rates in the western part of Germany. The oil terminal and the refinery are connected with other German industrial centres by pipelines. Wilhelmshaven also provides an Applied Sciences University (Fachhochschule) for engineering and business sciences.

Economic hopes rest in following major development projects:
* the JadeWeserPort project for a deep water container port to be constructed 2006 - 2010, able to berth even the largest container vessels presently under construction
* the construction of a 800 MW power plant; completion in year 2012
* the further development of the chemical industry
* the construction of an LNG-Terminal
* the proposed coastal highway (Küstenautobahn) connecting north-western German industrial centres at the Elbe, Weser, and Ems rivers.

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*Aquarium Wilhelmshaven, an aquarium with native animals from the North Sea, the information centre of the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park.
*The Botanischer Garten der Stadt Wilhelmshaven, a municipal botanical garden.
*The Deutsches Marinemuseum (Navy Museum), whose main exhibits are the former German Navy] destroyer Mölders (D186), a submarine, and some smaller warships as well as an exhibition of German naval history from the 19th century onwards.
*The Küstenmuseum (Coast Museum).
*The "Bontekai", city harbor jetty, featuring the former light vessel "Weser" and the steam engine powered buoy layer "Kapitän Meyer", an active museum ship. During the "Jade Weekend" (late June) it is berth of tall sailing ships, too.
*As the town"s landmark the "Kaiser-Wilhelm-Brücke" ("Emperor Wilhelm Bridge") is considered, which crosses an inlet of the Jadebusen. It was built in 1905 to 1907; with a length of 159 m it was once the greatest swing bridge of Europe.
*The Town Hall (Rathaus), a large brick building, constructed in 1927-1929 by the architect Fritz Höger as the town hall of the city of Rüstringen.
*The Christus-und-Garnisionskirche, the oldest church of the city. It was built in 1869 by the Prussian architect Friedrich Adler.
*Kaiser-Wilhelm-Denkmal at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Platz, a monument erected in memory of emperor Wilhelm I of Prussia in 1896, who was one of the founder of the city. After the statue had been melted down in 1942, it was reconstructed in 1994.
*The entrance building of the former Kaiserliche Marinewerft ("emperor"s shipyard"), built in the 1870s.
*The building of the former Kaiserliche Westwerft ("emperor"s western shipyard"), completed in 1913.

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Rainer Fetting *1949, artist (modern painting)

Town twinnings
Vichy, France
1976 Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
1979 Dunfermline, Fife, UK
1992 Qingdao, People"s Republic of China
1988 Bad Harzburg, Germany
2006 Bydgoszcz, Poland
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Category:Towns in Lower Saxony
Category:German Navy
Category:History of Germany by location
Category:Settlements established in 1869
Category:Port cities and towns in Germany
Category:Port cities and towns of the North Sea
Category:Neuengamme concentration camp

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