Butjadingen is a peninsula and municipality in the Wesermarsch districts, in Lower Saxony, Germany.
Butjadingen is situated on the German
Sea coast. It is bordered on the west and southwest by
River and on the east by the Weser
It forms the northern part of the Wesermarsch
district and has a rather low population. The town of
Butjadingen is close to Nordenham which geographically is also part of the peninsula
Typical view (Butjadingen)
The peninsula was formed during the Middle
when huge floods
North Sea coast lines. After the disastrous Second Marcellus Flood
on January 13,
1362 (which occurred around the day of Marcelli Pontificis
temporarily became an island.
Pipe organ at the St. Laurentius
Church, Langwarden (Butjadingen)
Its name is derived from Low German
"buten" (=outside) and "Jade" and thus means the lands on the
other side of the Jade river
of the peninsula is the Wadden Sea which
stretches between the Jade's and the Weser's mouths about 23
kilometres to the northwest beyond the Mellum
island. It is part of the Nationalpark
Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer (Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National
Park), one of three German Wadden Sea National Parks.
constitute the bulk of its economic
activity. The main tourist sites are the villages of
Tossens, Burhave and Eckwarden. There are ferries
across the Weser from Nordenham to Bremerhaven and (during summer months) across the Jade from
Eckwarderhörne to Wilhelmshaven. In Nordenham there is a train station with
several connections per day to Bremen.