Juist Island
Juist Island © Kurverwaltung Juist

Juist – a 'magic land' in the Wadden Sea

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!

Juist, located between Borkum and Norderney, is the longest of the East Frisian islands at 17 kilometres. This narrow strip in the North Sea, barely seven kilometres from the mainland, is an oasis of peace and tranquillity. There are no cars on the island and the sea is within easy walking distance on all sides. What's more, Juist lies in the heart of a natural wonder – the Wadden Sea, which has been a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site since 2009. Here, holidaymakers can marvel at the ebb and flow of the tides. The eastern tip of the island is also a great place to spot colonies of seals sunbathing on the sandbanks. Juist has many regular guests who return year after year to the island, which with its wonderful marina is the perfect destination for families with children. And the endless stretches of sandy beach will have everybody reaching for their buckets and spades!

In addition to its relaxed feel, the island is also a popular destination for health-oriented holidaymakers , offering thalassotherapy and wellness as well as unforgettable mudflat walks and cycle tours – perfect ways to round off a long day of leisure. But all this rest and relaxation doesn't mean that there is any shortage of lively festivals on Juist, which hosts a music festival in late spring and a crime fiction festival in September.

The East Frisians are proud of their beautiful islands, although they have set their sights on a further goal: that of having Juist declared the world's first carbon-neutral tourism destination by 2030. For this reason, the island is also a strong promoter of sustainability.

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