Jever castle dates back to a weir from the late 14th century. The fortress got its typical characteristics mostly from the massive keep, which during the 15th and 16th century was surrounded by a Vierseitanlage. When Jever became part of the Duchy of Oldenburg in 1818, the castle was declared an auxiliary residence of the Dukes of Oldenburg and the now useless outbuildings and fortification were done away with. The museum has been situated in the castle since 1921 and features collections of cultural history, folklore and the archaeology of the Jever region.

The historic rooms also give an overview of the lifestyle of the 16th to 19th century. You will have the best view from the 67 meter-high castle tower. The viewing platform offers a unique view over the expanse of the Friesian coast.

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Schloßplatz 1, Jever, Germany
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Founded: 14th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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Paul Freeke (16 months ago)
A nice historic museum in all its glory. Was great for the kids too.
Gordon Riddoch (2 years ago)
An impressive mixture of history and local culture to be discovered here. Climb up the tower!! A must when visiting Jever and the Region
Julian Fell (2 years ago)
Beautiful grounds, well worth the visit.
Andi H (2 years ago)
very diverting and worthwhile
Laura Alexandra Prada Garcia (2 years ago)
Pretty castle
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