Theme Week East Frisian Islands – Borkum and Juist

21 February 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Juist - Aerial view © Bin im Garten

Juist – Aerial view © Bin im Garten


JUIST

Juist is one of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands at the edge of the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea in the southern North Sea, located between Borkum Island (west), Memmert Island (southwest) and Norderney (east). It is also a municipality in the district of Aurich in Lower Saxony in Germany.   read more…

Theme Week East Frisian Islands – Baltrum and Norderney

5 February 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Baltrum - Aerial view © Huebi

Baltrum – Aerial view © Huebi

BALTRUM

Baltrum is a barrier island off the coast of East Frisia and is a municipality in the district of Aurich, Lower Saxony. It is located in-between the chain of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands. Baltrum is the smallest island in this chain by area and inhabitans.   read more…

Eiderstedt, St. Peter-Ording and Tönning

19 November 2014 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

EIDERSTEDT PENINSULA

Eiderstedt - Lighthouse Westerhever © Viola sonans

Eiderstedt – Lighthouse Westerhever © Viola sonans

Eiderstedt is a peninsula in the district of Nordfriesland in the German federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. It is approximately 30 km in length and 15 km in width and has been created through diking (polders) from three islands: Eiderstedt around Tönning, Utholm around Tating, and Evershop around Garding. The diking started around the year 1000 AD. Since these three islands were administrative districts of their own, the area was originally called Dreilande – “Three Lands”.   read more…

The North Sea spa town of Cuxhaven

10 April 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© cuxhaven.de

© cuxhaven.de

Cuxhaven is an independent town and seat of the Cuxhaven district, in Lower Saxony. It is situated on the shore of the North Sea at the mouth of the Elbe River. Cuxhaven has a footprint of 14 km (east-west) by 7 km (north-south). Especially its town quarters Duhnen, Döse and Sahlenburg are popular vacation spots on the North Sea and home to about 52,000 residents.   read more…

Theme Week East Frisian Islands – Wangerooge

19 August 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Beach Promenade © AxelHH

Beach Promenade © AxelHH

Wangerooge is one of the 32 Frisian Islands in the North Sea located close to the coasts of the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark. It is also a municipality in the district of Friesland in Lower Saxony in Germany. Wangerooge is one of the East Frisian Islands. It is the easternmost and smallest of the inhabited islands in this group (according to some other measurements, Baltrum is the smallest) and the only one that belonged to the historical district of Oldenburg between 1815 and 1947, whereas Borkum, Juist, Norderney, Baltrum, Langeoog and Spiekeroog always belonged to the county of Ostfriesland. As of the census of 2004, the island has 1,055 inhabitants. Especially in summer the island accommodates more than 7,000 visitors a day.   read more…

Theme Week East Frisian Islands – Langeoog and Spiekeroog

17 August 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Langeoog - Lale Andersen House "Der Sonnenhof" © joho345

Langeoog – Lale Andersen House “Der Sonnenhof” © joho345

LANGEOOG

Langeoog is one of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands at the edge of the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea in the southern North Sea, located between Baltrum Island (west), and Spiekeroog (east). It is also a municipality in the district of Wittmund in Lower Saxony, Germany. The name Langeoog means Long Island in the Low German dialect.   read more…

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