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Germany has almost 100 islands in the North Sea and Baltic Sea. Besides the well-known destinations like Rügen, Sylt and Borkum, there are also many small and uninhabited islands. On this page we give you an overview of the most beautiful German islands.
The most beautiful islands of Germany

Usedom

Usedom
With an area of over 440 square kilometers, the island of Usedom on the border with Poland has long had the reputation of a vacation paradise. Both several high-quality beach resorts and the numerous small sights attract visitors every year. The former include various craft workshops that can be visited, as ...

Ummanz

Ummanz
Ummanz is the little-known "little sister" of the Baltic Sea island of Rügen and can be reached from it via bridge. As one of the most sparsely populated regions in Germany, it offers absolute peace and relaxation. On 20 square kilometers you can marvel at picturesque farms, go hiking or ...

Pellworm

Pellworm
The small German island of Pellworm is particularly charming located off the coast of Schleswig-Holstein in the middle of the famous Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park. The municipality of Pellworm also includes the Halligen Südfall and Süderoog, which can be visited from Pellworms. In addition to the species-rich ...

Heligoland

Heligoland
Helgoland represents a special feature among the numerous islands of the German North Sea coast. Thus, the island impresses not only with its unique flora and fauna, but also with a year-round mild offshore climate. Due to its tranquil nature and climate-related designation as a seaside health resort, Helgoland is ...

Nordstrand

Nordstrand
As a dyked peninsula, the island of Nordstrand belongs to the district of Nordfriesland and is located in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Until 1987, the island of Nordstrand, located in front of the city of Husum, was a pure marsh island. The municipality of Nordstrand also includes the Hallig Nordstrandischmoor.

Borkum

Borkum
The East Frisian North Sea island of Borkum has a long tradition as a sought-after destination for a maritime vacation. Borkum is one of the seven East Frisian islands off the North Sea coast between Emden and Wilhelmshaven. The German ferry port is the seaside town of Emden. In the ...

Fehmarn

Fehmarn
The Baltic Sea island of Fehmarn is known as one of the sunniest regions in Germany. With Rügen, Usedom and Fehmarn, all three largest German islands are located in the Baltic Sea. Rügen is a good 920, Usedom 445 and Fehmarn 185 km² in size. This makes Fehmarn only 30 km² smaller ...

Spiekeroog

Spiekeroog
Spiekeroog is one of the most beautiful of the East Frisian islands. In summer, thousands of tourists flock to the beaches. True connoisseurs come in autumn and winter. Then the climate is harsher and the island turns into an oasis of peace. But this does not mean that you can't ...

Langeoog

Langeoog
At first glance, Langeoog is just one of the seven East Frisian Islands on the German North Sea coast. Only at second glance you discover the special atmosphere that makes this island so unique. First of all, the beach inspires. Once you have stood in this seemingly endless expanse, you ...

Juist

Juist
Inviting white sandy beaches, enchanting dune landscapes and a soothing tranquility the three completely unexciting districts of Ost- and Westdorf and Loog make the North Sea island of Juist a vacation paradise par excellence. It is a place where tranquility from everyday life enters like hardly anywhere else. The vacation ...

Norderney

Norderney
Norderney is 26 square kilometers in size, with its long beaches, colorful salt marshes, dunes and impressive life in the Wadden Sea. According to historians, this idyll was created by two forces of nature - the Marcellus tide of 1362 and the Petrif tide of 1651 - which resulted in the creation of ...

Baltrum

Baltrum
The North Sea island of Baltrum offers several superlatives to residents as well as vacationers and day visitors. Among the total of seven inhabited East Frisian Baltrum is by far the smallest island with the area of 6.5 km². In addition, Baltrum as a village is the smallest municipality in the ...

Wangerooge

Wangerooge
The island of Wangerooge is located only about seven to eight kilometers away from the mainland on the coast of Lower Saxony and is the second smallest inhabited island of the East Frisian island group after Baltrum. Wangerooge has an area of just under eight square kilometers, which is permanently ...

Sylt

Sylt
Sylt is more than the island of the rich and beautiful. In summer, many families cavort on the dreamlike beaches. True island lovers only come in autumn, when the roaring waves wash up on the beach and a fresh breeze blows. Celebrities have been meeting in Kampen for decades and ...

Rügen

Rügen
If you like to spend your vacation by the sea and are looking for a region with a lot of original charm and natural beauty, the island of Rügen is the right place for you. Rügen has something for everyone: from the quiet retreat in one of the ...

Hiddensee

Hiddensee
Many a Baltic Sea vacationer claims that the long island is the prettiest among its neighbors. This may be a matter of taste, but there is no doubt that Hiddensee is worth a visit for its long and relaxed beach alone - both textile-wearing and nudist bathers are welcome everywhere. ...

Föhr

Föhr
The North Frisian island of Föhr is considered a quiet neighbor of the islands of Amrum and Sylt, mainly because of the wild and comparatively windless weather. But also the number of visitors is much lower than for example on Sylt - here you can find especially much relaxation ...

Amrum

Amrum
Amrum is part of North Frisia and is especially known for its natural beauty. This includes a picturesque mixture of heath, small forests, meadows, a seemingly endless beach and an offshore sandbank with seals. The main town of the island community, which has 2279 inhabitants, bears the melodious name of Nebel. ...

Poel

Poel
The seventh largest island in Germany is located less than 150 kilometers from Hamburg, sheltered in the Wismar Bay. It is characterized by a variety of coastal vegetation and is suitable for both swimming and water sports. Whether surfing, snorkeling or fishing, here you will find the opportunity to enjoy the ...