One of the most popular holiday regions in Germany is the North Sea coast in Schleswig-Holstein. A holiday on the North Sea coast attracts numerous recreation-seekers to the region every year.
The North Sea Coast region includes the regions of North Frisia and Dithmarschen, the North Frisian Islands and Helgoland. Especially the North Sea islands (Föhr, Sylt, Amrum, Pellworm, Nordstrand, Helgoland) with their sandy beaches and dreamlike nature are the most popular holiday regions.
Holiday on the North Sea coast
There are some efforts that cannot be praised enough. To me, animal protection and rescue is such an effort. Therefore, I was more than curious to learn how a seal rescue centre is run. A little while ago we visited the seal rescue centre Friedrichskoog.
I went to Heligoland before, as a teenager with my field hockey team. I don’t remember too much from that trip so it was about time to boost my memory and go on a day trip to the island in the North Sea.
Travel information about the North Sea coast
It is possible to travel to Sylt, Föhr, Amrum or Helgoland by plane.
There are several direct connections to Sylt from major German cities, Austria and Switzerland.
You can fly to Helgoland from Heide/Büsum airport and from Cuxhaven/Nordholz airport on a charter flight.
If you would like to stay on the mainland, it is best to travel via the international airport in Hamburg.
The best way to get there by train is via Hamburg. Regional trains run from there to the North Sea coast.
Since 1927, you can reach Sylt by train via the Hindenburgdamm. ICE trains run several times a day to Westerland.
The A 23 and A 7 motorways lead to the North Sea coast.
You can travel to Sylt by car train. The journey from Niebüll takes about 40 minutes. Car ferries go to Amrum and Föhr, to Pellworm and Sylt (from Römö).
Cars and bikes are prohibited on Helgoland.
From Dagebüll, modern ferries take you to the island harbours of Wyk on Föhr and Wittdün on Amrum. Other ferries go to Pellworm and Sylt (from Römö).
The high seas island of Helgoland can be reached from several ports on the mainland of Lower Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein as well as from Hamburg.
In addition, excursion boats sail from some ports to the islands.