The North Sea islands – holiday destinations for all

Germany's North Sea islands are blessed with gloriously long beaches and unique natural surroundings. Located in the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea, the islands have a bracing climate that makes them perfect for recreational and active breaks. Fantastic accommodation, top-class cuisine and major sporting events are the icing on the cake.

The North Frisian island of Amrum is one of the best day trip destinations in Schleswig-Holstein. With its bracing North Sea air, coastal wetlands and a beach that seems to stretch on forever, Amrum is ideal for active holidays and relaxation.

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Baltrum, which belongs in part to the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park, is the smallest of the East Frisian islands. Deep in the Wadden Sea, holidaymakers enjoy a car-free oasis, peace and quiet and plenty of bracing North Sea air.

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Borkum, which belongs in part to the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park, is the largest of the seven East Frisian islands, covering almost 31 square kilometres. Holidaymakers come for its mild maritime climate and unspoilt surroundings.

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The island of Föhr is located in the north-western part of Schleswig-Holstein. The 45-minute mini-cruise from Dagebüll-Mole to Föhr, past the Hallig islands on the glistening Wadden Sea, is the ideal way to slip into holiday mode.

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The Hallig islands – peace and solitude in the coastal wetlands

Germany's Hallig islands are picturesquely dotted amongst the North Frisian islands off the North Sea coast. They offer walks on the mudflats in the heart of a World Heritage nature reserve and are havens of seclusion in harmony with the tides.

Heligoland's rust-coloured sandstone cliffs jut dramatically out of the North Sea some 70 kilometres from the mainland. Blessed with a unique natural setting, the island also enjoys a mild maritime climate.

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The people of Juist call their island Töwerland, which means 'magic land' in the low German dialect. With 17 kilometres of beach straddling the Wadden Sea and the wild North Sea, Juist's nickname is understandable. It really is a special place!

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