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Föhr – a Frisian holiday destination with a Caribbean twist

Föhr Island/Nordsee: wicker beach chairs ©DuMont Reiseverlag GmbH & Co. KG (Sabine Lubenow)

The island of Föhr is located in the north-western part of Schleswig-Holstein. A 50-minute mini cruise from Dagebüll to the 'Frisian Caribbean', taking in the Halligen islands on the way, is all it takes to get visitors into the holiday mood.

After all, even the journey takes the tempo down a notch. The ferry glides at a leisurely pace through the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park, a stunning home to more than 10,000 species of flora and fauna and a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site since 2009. Föhr is not known as the Frisian Caribbean for nothing: Sheltered from the wind by Amrum and Sylt, it is a lush green island where a diverse range of plants flourish. Water sports fans will be in their element along the 15 kilometres of sandy beach to the south of the Wyk ferry port. The island also has a rich history of tradition. You can find out more at the Frisian Museum or experience it for yourself at the annual Biikebrennen celebration that is thought to chase away the winter.

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