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East Frisian islands
Seven islands, one coast

Horse riding on Borkum's North beach - Photo: Tourismus Marketing Niedersachsen GmbH

Norderney is 14 kilometres long and 2 kilometres wide at its widest point. It is the second-largest of the East Frisian islands (25 square kilometres). With its long sandy beaches, dunes, salt marshes along the mudflats, open pastures and little copses, Norderney is perfect for water sports, walking and horse riding. Equestrians can enjoy riding at a walk or a trot on marked bridlepaths across the dunes or at a brisk gallop along the water's edge. Seals - which can dive to a depth of 100 metres for up to ten minutes - are a great pleasure to watch from the sandbanks.

Baltrum is the smallest and youngest of the East Frisian islands, just 600 years old. Natural, reserved, but never boring. Fresh, not artificially pretty, but with a certain je ne sais quoi. Calm, yet full of energy, cheerful and friendly, but never pushy or brash …. and always full of romance - just like a seaside fairytale. The 20 square kilometre, car-free island of

Langeoog lies between the mudflats and the sea. It has an unspoilt sandy beach stretching for 14 kilometres. Langeoog has a remarkable dune landscape formed by the strong winds and offers activities for people of all ages. How about a dip in the North Sea, the largest and most exhilarating plunge pool in the world? Let the sea wash away all your cares - Greek philosopher Plato certainly believed that it could.

Quaint island church on Spiekeroog - Photo: Nordseebad Spiekeroog GmbH

The small, car-free island of Spiekeroog offers total relaxation. It lies within the Lower Saxony Wattenmeer National Park and is the only East Frisian island without an airport. Discover the amazing world of shells at the fascinating Shell Museum. Shells are like people - no two are ever the same.

Wangerooge is the most easterly of the East Frisian islands. Its lighthouse is visible for miles around. For years this old landmark has been a popular place for couples to tie the knot. People come from far and wide to say "I do" 30 metres above the sea. But there are plenty of other reasons why this 200-year-old seaside resort should appeal to visitors. It is a unique island village with the sea and the beach right on the doorstep. The bathing water around all the East Frisian islands is of excellent quality and is constantly monitored. Visitors can look forward to a warm welcome and the taste of food that has come straight from the sea.

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Highlights in brief

  • Borkum
    Health resort, seaside climate, promenade, historical pump room, lighthouse, island railway, routes for sports, cycling and walking, excursions, museum, lightship
  • Juist
    Lighthouse, harbour, Lake Hammersee, Coastal Museum, sand yachting, kite surfing, water sports
  • Norderney
    Lighthouse, windmill, observatory, shipwreck, museum, Heinrich Heine statue, mudflat tours, trails
  • Baltrum
    Kayaking, windsurfing, sports, crazy golf, horse-drawn carriage rides, health treatments, wellness
  • Langeoog
    Health resort, wellness, water tower, museums, sports, Nordic beach walking
  • Spiekeroog
    Inselbad swimming pool, island museum of mussels and curiosities, sports, hiking
  • Wangerooge
    Lighthouse, local history museum, island railway, hiking, horse riding, sports
  • All East Frisian islands offer water sports, hiking, high quality water, health and wellness, visitor itineraries.