Borkum - the North Sea island with a climate of the high seas, an acknowledged health resort and at the same time an attractive small island town with a diverse range of cultural offers - is located 55km away from the East-Frisian mainland.
Borkum is the westernmost and, at 36 sq km, the largest of the seven East-Frisian islands in the southern North Sea. Due to the Gulf Stream, there is a temperate maritime climate, which means that it is not very hot in summer and not very cold in winter. Because of its location in the high sea, there is particularly little pollen and the island has a high iodine content.
Borkum North Sea Health Resort has a long tradition in the treatment of respiratory tract diseases. Since 1850, Borkum has been an acknowledged North Sea health resort.
The therapy with natural healing mud is only applied here and under the motto “Put your hand into the biological pharmacy of the sea”. The sandy beach, which extends over 26km, invites you to hike along the waterline or to bathe in the designated and patrolled sections of the beach. The northern and southern beaches and the beaches for young people and naturalists are patrolled by the German Lifesavers Association. There are also beaches that are especially designated for our four-legged friends.
Beautiful hikes on foot or by bicycle along the fascinating dune landscapes on trails extending over 130km are no problem. Go for a stroll on the promenade, listen to a concert, experience gastronomy in all its variety while enjoying the sunset.