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Baltrum – a sleeping beauty in the North Sea

Baltrum: Dunes at sunset ©Getty Images (studioworxx)

Baltrum is the smallest of the East Frisian islands, with parts of it belonging to the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park. Tourists on this car-free island in the middle of the Wadden Sea can expect a peaceful oasis of tranquility.

It almost seems as though time has stood still on this sleeping beauty of an island. There's a beach spanning four kilometres, where children can play and build sandcastles whilst their parents sit back, relax and take in the sea air from one of the many comfy beach chairs. The offshore sandbanks provide the perfect conditions for beginner surfers and kiteboarders to practice their skills at low tide when the waves are minimal. The spa centre has plenty to please wellness fans, who can book some thalassotherapy, a mud or fango wrap and so much more. If you fancy a leisurely stroll, a nice walking tour of the island could be just what you need. The accommodation on offer ranges from holiday apartments to three-star hotels.

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