The East Frisian island of Juist is also known as “Töwerland”, meaning magic land, and visitors will quickly understand why. A trip to Juist island transports you to a whole new world. Once you leave the harbour with its imposing sea markers, a rural setting awaits you. In the midst of horses and carts and handcarts, everyday stresses and strains magically melt away. With a width of just 500 metres, Juist island may be very narrow, but it is also the longest East Frisian island at 17 kilometres. The landscape is characterised by endless dunes and long white sandy beaches, extending, depending on the weather, a tempting invitation to swim or hike on this North Sea island. The educational and art trail that winds its way through the dunes is an ideal way to fully appreciate the island’s relief and the splendour of the dunes. From the little district of Loog, you come to the Hammersee, the largest fresh water lake on the East Frisian islands.
Over and above this, the island of Juist is a pioneer in terms of sustainability: it aims to be carbon neutral by 2030. In order to achieve this objective, and to permit the next generation to enjoy an authentic holiday experience in the heart of the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park, Juist is the first East Frisian island to be certified as a Sustainable Destination. For this purpose, various measures were established which go above and beyond purely ecological actions. For example, development on the island of Juist is to be co-designed through a Visitors’ Parliament. Juist has received multiple awards for its outstanding commitment. Have a look at the fascinating work of the island’s residents.