Nature & Outdoor Activities

Amrum – birdwatching and mudflat tours

Amrum: full moon over the beach, light house, beach chair ©DZT (Markus Pioro)

The North Frisian island of Amrum is one of the best day trip destinations in the whole of Schleswig-Holstein. The fresh North Sea air, mudflats and a beach that goes on for as far as the eye can see are enough to entice anyone looking for an action-packed holiday or restful break.

Spanning some 20 square kilometres, Amrum island is located right in the heart of the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park. Kniepsand beach is a characteristic landmark here, stretching out for 10 kilometres in length and spanning up to 1.5 kilometres in width. The great waves off the beach provide the perfect conditions for surfing, sailing and kiteboarding. You can even climb the steps inside the lighthouse and look down on all the sporting action from way up high.

Amrum is also an exciting destination for birdwatchers, with thousands of sea and coastal birds flocking to the island during breeding season. Why not go for a mudflat tour and marvel at all our feathered friends as you walk? Amrum is well worth a visit all year round, with thatched Frisian houses, seafood restaurants and sailors' taverns providing warm and cosy spots during the winter months.

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