The easternmost of the East Frisian islands in the North Sea is called Wangerooge. Whether it’s a relaxing short trip or a long, restful island holiday, you can simply feel at home here.
Wangerooge is car-free and that is a good thing. A leisurely walk along the beach or a stroll through the town is a wonderful way to relax. The island is a certified North Sea spa. The stimulating climate offers the ideal conditions for a cure or wellness treatments. Thalasso is a major theme here and has sent many a stressed city dweller back to the mainland refreshed.
The island lies in the middle of the Wadden Sea. So it is not surprising that the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site plays a central role on the island. During mudflat walks and a visit to the National Park House, you can learn everything about this unique natural landscape here.
Tips for a great island holiday
"In autumn to one of the East Frisian Islands? Why not! Autumn by the sea can be beautiful, you just need the right clothes and you can have a wonderful time by the sea." - That, or something like it, is what I thought when I received the offer to go to Wangerooge in October.
If you want to cook for yourself on Wangerooge, not just in your holiday flat, or not just try the food in your own hotel, you will find some nice restaurants and cafés to eat in on Wangerooge.
I went to one of the Lower Saxony islands in the Wadden Sea for the first time and to be honest I was a bit excited beforehand. What would await me there? Would I get seasick? And how does the journey to Wangerooge work anyway….
Travel information for Wangerooge
The LFH Inselflieger air fleet flies from the mainland to the island approximately every hour.
Wangerooge is car-free. All vehicles must remain on the mainland.
The RB59 stops in Esens. A bus runs from there to the ferry terminal.
The island can be reached by ferry and island train. The latter takes holidaymakers from the pier to the village.
On the way in…
The island is quite small and can be explored very well on foot.
With the island railway
The small island train runs from the ferry’s western pier to the island village. The fare is already included in the ferry ticket.
If you are not travelling on foot on the island, you are welcome to use a bicycle.
Best time to travel
Wangerooge is worth a visit at any time. In summer, the beach and the sea entice you to swim, in autumn the wind blows around your ears as you walk along the beach.
Peak season is summer. In autumn it is much quieter on the island. In winter, the islanders are mostly on their own.