Ostfriesische Insel

October 31 – November 3, 2024

Do you already have plans for the long weekend with the bridging day (for the northern Germans)? Now you do! We’re going island hopping!

How many of you know all 7 Eastern Frisian islands? After the tour in 2023 on Borkum, we are now discovering Baltrum, Langeoog and Norderney, each island in one day. As the islands unfortunately don’t have a ferry service between them, we start from the mainland: from a charming accommodation in Norden. And to make sure the package is truly East Frisian, we also take a leisurely walk around the town of Norden on our arrival day, Thursday.

Maybe you have a partner who doesn’t like hiking so much or perhaps prefers to explore (sometimes) alone. But maybe he or she still loves the sea and/or East Frisia? Then this is your tour, too :). Because islands (and East Frisia) are always worth a visit!

Baltrum is dependent on the tides. There are therefore relatively few opportunities during the year – and especially in the low season – to actually visit Baltrum with reasonable ferry times in one day. Sunday, November 3, is such a day! We have a bit more flexibility with Norderney and Langeoog. We visit the islands according to their size and how busy they are…

Thursday, October 31, 2024
Meet at 3 pm for check-in at the hotel in Norden – Stadthotel – Garni Smutje (Bude 16)
Room check-in, city tour in Norden, dinner

Friday, November 1, 2024
After a hearty breakfast, we drive to Norddeich and take the ferry to Norderney. The ferry takes about 50 minutes. From the ferry pier, we set off on foot towards the town. We walk past the bathing museum, along the beach promenade and always along the tide line for as long as we like – depending on our mood and the weather, we can walk inland from the Oasis beach or as far as Ostheller. We take the ferry back and return to Norden in the evening.

Saturday, November 2, 2024
In the morning, we drive to Bensersiel to take the ferry to Langeoog (ferry time approx. 60 min). Langeoog is car-free, so we take the train to the village. We walk through the village in a south-westerly direction past the former military airbase towards Flinthörn. From there, we follow the riverside to the north and then turn off into the Pirolatal valley. Of course, we stop off at the Melkhorn dune before heading a little further east back inland towards the railway station.

Sunday, November 3, 2024
After a good – and early – breakfast, we check out and drive to Neßmersiel, the departure point for the ferry to Baltrum. The ferry departs at 8.45 am (journey time approx. 30 minutes). We’ll see – the saying proves to be true: “Auf Baltrum ist man bald rum (you’ll soon be round on Baltrum)”. A charming little island, endearing and down-to-earth. Will we manage to walk round the island before the ferry leaves at 1.15 pm? We’ll see… In any case, we’ll be at the harbour in Neßmersiel shortly before 2 p.m. so that you can start the return journey home without any time pressure.

You can travel to and from the hotel by public transport: take the train to Norden and then walk about 10 minutes to the hotel. From Neßmersiel we will take you to the railway station in Oldenburg. We will take care of the transfers to and from the harbours.

Number of participants: 4 – 8

Guide: Karen Schulz-Kiske

Price: 395 EUR p.p. in a double room with breakfast incl. all ferry trips. The rooms are small studio flats (35 square metres) with kitchenette.

This is included in the price: 3.5 days hiking and sight seeing, accommodation in a double room with breakfast, all ferry trips and transfers to the ports and, where applicable, on the islands, planning, organisation and tour guide. Please note – single rooms only on request and subject to availability.

This is extra: Arrival and departure, lunch and dinner

Registration deadline: September 30, 2024

Info event: September 22, 2024, 6 pm

Prerequisites: Fitness for max. 5 hours walking time

Difficulty level: Technique 1, fitness 1

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