Sea, sun and birds.

Summer holidays on the North Sea, enjoying the wide view, swimming in the sea, high skies and the scent of sun screen. Beach chairs, a light breeze and seagulls on the hunt for fish sandwiches.

Or: Rough wind, the view over the North Sea as the grey of the ocean fades into the sky, cool wind in your hair, warm coats and few people on the way.

Butjadingen has so much to offer. Come and explore!

Eat ice cream!

Highly recommended: Mario’s ice cream on the way to the beach, right next to the bike hire. Sometimes the queue is very long – it’s worth the wait!


Very good fish restaurant directly on Strandallee. Excellent regional cuisine, the menu changes, the restaurant is a must when staying in town. Summer terrace in the quiet garden.

Pane Vino

A Greek Italian restaurant opposite the church in the center of the village. Wide menu selection at reasonable prices. In summer there’s an outside terrace, too.

Dat Havenhus

Small fish restaurant in Fedderwardersiel directly at the harbour, the outside seating area has a good view and evening sunshine.


Leisure activities indoor

Trampolines, slides, minigolf, climbing mountain and much more fun, especially for children. Ideal for a rainy day. The bowling alley is in the same building.

North Sea Lagoon: High tide from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The open-air seawater pool with various play and sports facilities (water castles, water slide, pirate island, volleyball court, etc.) is a mud-free alternative to swimming in the sea in summer. Music events, fireworks etc. in the evenings during the season. The North Sea Lagoon is within walking distance located  between Burhave and Fedderwardersiel. To the website of the North Sea Lagoon.



Picturesque fishing port, only approx. 2 km from Burhave. Watch fishing boats leaving in early mornings,  or book an excursion on MS WEGA.

There is a fish shop run by the Butjadingen fishing cooperative, one or two stalls selling fish sandwiches and french fries, lots of great photo opportunities and sometimes even a seal in the harbour basin.

In the high season there are many events (flea market, shanty choir, fisher boat regatta, street food festival). From April to the end of October, there’s the bar Achterdeck  by the end of the right hand side of the harbour. The most chilled place for a late afternoon or early evening drink with a fantastic view over the sea. This is where you will meet locals and tourists alike.

Excursions with the MS WEGA II

Trips to the North Sea National Park, pirate trips for children, trips to the seal banks and the “Roter Sand” lighthouse, also trips to the Bremerhaven container terminal.



National Park Museum Fedderwardersiel

Lots of information about the UNESCO World Heritage Site North Sea National Park. Interesting insights into the development of the small harbour, special exhibitions and guided tours of the national park.


Fedderwardersiel and Langwarder Groden nature discovery trail

On the western side of the harbour, behind the dyke, there is an approximately three-kilometre circular trail with 13 stations providing information about the special features of the flora and fauna of the Wadden Sea. This is followed by the Langwarder Groden with its beautiful walking paths and marvellous salt marsh landscape.


Around Butjadingen

Windmills on the North Sea

Windmills in Burhave

Burhave had two windmills, of which the barley mill, which is now a listed building, was still operated as a motorised mill until 1960. You may discover the two old Burhave mills on a walk or cycle tour through the village. The two buildings are now used as residential buildings and therefore cannot be visited.

Moorseer Mühle Museum

Good luck! is the traditional greeting of the millers. The listed windmill from 1903/1904 is located in Nordenham-Abbehausen. The mill was renovated in 2005/2006, is fully functional and is now operated on a regular basis. In addition to tours of the windmill, there are changing events and a small café.


Seefelder Mühle cultural centre

Changing events, concerts, theatre, cinema screenings, the mill café and the countrywomen’s market on the first Sunday of every month make the Seefelder Mühle an attractive destination.


Cultural treasure churches in the Wesermarsch

You can follow in the footsteps of Ludwig Münstermann in the Wesermarsch. The works of the 17th century carver can be found in many medieval churches in the Wesermarsch, such as St Bartholomew’s Church in Tossens, St Lambert’s Church in Eckwarden and the beautiful St Hippolyt Church in Blexen.

Aquamundo swimming pool and sauna, Tossens

The subtropical Aquamundo leisure pool is part of the Centerparks hotel in Tossens. On 4,000 square metres there are water slides, several swimming pools and a sauna and relaxation area. Website of the Aquamundo swimming pool

Bremen and Bremerhaven


Bremerhaven can be reached by car through the Weser tunnel or with the Weser ferry in approx. 30-40 minutes. Alternatively, you can also make a day trip by bike, travelling along the dyke for approx. 12 km to the ferry in Nordenham-Blexen. The ferry terminal in Bremerhaven is very centrally located, from where all excursion destinations can be reached by bike in just a few minutes. www.weserfaehre.de


Fishing harbour

Restaurants, harbour pubs, shops with maritime accessories, a seawater aquarium and a theatre around a small harbour basin are well worth a visit, especially on warm summer evenings.


Klimahaus 8°East

An interactive museum in which the climate zones and different cultures are presented on a journey along the 8th degree of longitude. Highly recommended, especially with children aged 8 and over.

The Klimahaus is located in the “Havenwelten”, the new building complex directly on the Weser. You can’t miss the SailCity Hotel, which is also part of the complex. www.klimahaus-bremerhaven.de


A trip to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Bremen is worthwhile whatever the weather. Discover the old town with the Kontorshäuser, the market with the medieval townhouse and Roland statue (both UNESCO listed sites) and the Bremen Town Musicians. And of course for all shopaholics, there are all the speciality shops and beautiful boutiques.