East Frisian Islands

and Niedersachsen’s North Sea islands coast

Small fishing villages and seaside towns are spread along the North Sea coast in Lower Saxony like a string of coloured beads. Villages built on artificial mounds, houses enclosed by dykes, quaint museums, tea houses, ancient castles and palaces offer an unrivalled cultural diversity that keeps Frisian culture and traditions alive. In places like Greetsiel, Neuharlingersiel, Dorum-Neufeld and Wremen, the charming little harbours provide captivating views of brightly coloured fishing boats bobbing in the water. Young and old, locals and visitors alike enjoy the sight of the boats putting to sea. And there’s no scarcity of big ships and sailing boats either: in Emden, Wilhelmshaven, Bremerhaven and Cuxhaven they lie berthed, waiting to be visited by maritime enthusiasts. The numerous harbour and ship festivals that take place along the coast in the summer months are an ideal opportunity to step on board.

You don’t have to stick to the coast to enjoy this very special maritime flair: the ferry ports of Emden, Norden-Norddeich, Esens-Bensersiel, Harlesiel, Neuharlingersiel and Neßmersiel (Dornum community) connect the North Sea coast with the East-Frisian islands. In the summer months it is a good idea to leave your car parked on the mainland, as most of the islands are car-free. All of these islands offer long sandy swimming beaches, but each has its own unique charm.

Beach chairs on Borkum


Endless sandy beaches and a charming town with a wide choice of cultural events and activities. more

Beach at Juist


No cars – and the sea is only a few steps away wherever you are on the island. The island of Juist has its very own, ... more

Sea views on Norderney


kilometres of the finest sandy beaches are perfect for sunbathing or long relaxing walks and around 80 kilometres of cycle ... more

Mudflat hiking in front of Baltrum


Baltrum, the tiny gem of an island surrounded by the ocean, is utterly endearing in every sense of the word. more

Railway on Langeoog


Dive into deeply varied relaxation: this island is a true sports and fitness paradise! more

Sea rescuers in the port of Spiekeroog


Spiekeroog is famous for its idyllic atmosphere: narrow lanes, nostalgic cafés and restaurants, inspiring shops that one ... more

Beach chairs on Wangerooge


For families with young children and older holidaymakers the picturesque little towns with their nearby swimming and ... more

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