Which islands in the country are beautiful

Watching "big pots" - this is one of the most popular leisure activities on Wange-rooge: the easternmost of the East Frisian Islands is within sight of the major shipping lines. And here it is quiet. No cars, but a narrow-gauge railway from the ferry terminal to the cozy center. On the island without hurry, Tamina Kallert takes time for stories: while strolling through the village, where the only traffic light in the seaside resort hangs at a garden café; in the "Café Pudding", which was built on a bunker; on the main beach, which is said to have more beach chairs than there are residents. From above, Wangerooge looks like a seahorse. Tamina Kallert discovered this during a flight in an open gyroplane. She has a wide view of the North Sea and the Wadden Sea, sandy meadows, dunes and long beaches from the west tower - and from the registry office in the old lighthouse.

In the west: salt marshes, bomb craters and a youth hostel in the tower
In the west of the island are the salt marshes and deep lakes in the middle. The bomb craters - created during heavy air raids in the last days of the war - are now the habitat of many water birds. In the west is also the landmark of Wangerooge: the 56 meter high west tower. In 1932 it was built as a youth hostel - but without a lift. Tamina Kallert gets an exclusive tour with a view of the sky in the nearby school observatory.

On the beach: sleeping baskets, a "dog bar" and stand-up paddling
On the family-friendly island, the main beach is right on the spot. Here, holiday guests can not only sit comfortably in a beach chair, but also spend the night in a sleeping basket - and take part in the morning exercise. Four-legged friends are happy about the "dog bar" at the nostalgic beach keeper's hut. Tamina Kallert finds an ideal area for stand-up paddling below the western beach promenade.

In the east: dunes, seals and lots of peace and quiet
No beach chairs, but Tamina Kallert finds a lot of peace on the flat east beach, interspersed with creeks, which the few bathers share with seals. A voluntary seal rescuer talks about little howlers he brings to the rearing station in Norddeich. The sand dunes and salt marshes are part of the Wadden Sea National Park. Young people take care of bird protection on a voluntary basis - and enjoy slowing down on the island.