Nature & Outdoor Activities

Norderney – a wellness break for fans of thalassotherapy

Norderney: Thalasso Plattform ©Staatsbad Norderney GmbH (Janis Meyer)

With untouched natural landscapes in the east and white sandy beaches stretching out for kilometres in the north, Norderney is an exceptional centre for thalassotherapy in the Wadden Sea, a stunning UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

By the time you are making your way to Norderney, Germany's oldest North Sea spa resort, you will start to leave all the strains and stresses of everyday life behind you. The second largest of the East Frisian islands doesn't fail to impress with its beautifully unruly beaches and pristine natural landscapes. No matter what time of year you visit. Spanning 26 square kilometres in total, around 85 percent of the island falls within the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park. But this incredible location doesn't just appeal to nature lovers. Water sports enthusiasts, sun worshippers, cyclists and hikers will feel right at home here, too. Breaks with a focus on health are a big deal on Norderney, which is the proud home of bade:haus, Europe's largest thalassotherapy centre.

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