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Borkum – a diverse holiday destination in East Frisia

Borkum: Badekarren am Strand der Nordseeinsel ©Lookphotos (Heinz Wohner)

With its coastal climate and pristine natural landscape, Borkum in the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park is a popular choice among tourists. Covering just under 31 square kilometres, Borkum is the largest of the seven East Frisian islands.

Around 30 kilometres from the mainland at Germany's most north-westerly point, Borkum is a holiday destination with something for everyone. If you're looking for a health and wellness break, you'll enjoy indulging in thalassotherapy and breathing in the air, which is low in pollen and rich in iodine. Borkum has plenty of natural highlights too, including the Borkumriff sandbank, which is home to seal colonies. Not to mention the stunning dunes, inland meadows and freshwater pools, where native orchids flower and bloom. If you're interested in learning about the local history, you can head for the island's museum or go for a stroll to the Old Lighthouse, which will take you on a tour of the oldest foundations on Germany's North Sea coast. The high ropes course is a newer addition to the island, boasting spectacular views over the North Sea from 60 different platforms right on the coast.

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