Easter Monday is a public holiday here in Germany. And since the weather was a bit cold, but otherwise nice, we decided to go on an outing to the East Friesian North Sea coast to visit the municipality of Wangerland.
I also took my camera – well, only my smartphone camera, since I forgot to charge my proper camera – along, so here are some photos. Ships, fish, random wood paths and windmills. East Friesia borders on the Netherlands, so you can find quite a few windmills here.
The windmill in Stumpens near the village of Horumersiel. Originally built in 1816, it houses a café nowadays.
Another look at the windmill in Stumpens near Horumersiel.
A close-up look at the top of the windmill in Stumpens. Note the gallery, which was included to facilitate maintenance work.
This windmill is not in East Friesia, but in Osternburg near Oldenburg. Unlike the Stumpens windmill, the Osternburg mill was reconstructued according to historical blueprints and is actually less than twenty years old. It houses a restaurant and boutique hotel.
A country road passes through a forest near Kirchhatten near Oldenburg.
A wood path near Kirchhatten near Oldenburg.
The “Möldens”, a decommissioned destroyer of the West German navy that now serves as an exhibit of the navy museum in Wilhelmshaven. Wihelmshaven has been one of the main ports of the German navy since the days of the second German empire. Even today, half of the buildings in the harbour either belong to the navy or used to belong to it.