Helgoland at a glance
Fill up with air and sun on Helgoland

Alone or in guided groups, you can explore the North Sea island all year round.
Walk along the paths of our eventful history, meet Hoffmann von Fallersleben and James Krüss.
and James Krüss and explore the wonders of nature on both islands of Helgoland. For your theme trails there is
There is a free information brochure at the Tourist Information, which will accompany you on your journey of discovery. You can also find the map with the theme trail in the gallery.


1 Landungsbrücke

Helgoland's "gateway". Börteboote, guided by experienced seamen, bring visitors here safely from the seafaring ships to the island.

2 Monument to August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben

He wrote the Song of the Germans here in 1841, today our national anthem.

3 Town Hall

The town hall of Helgoland

3A Tourist Information

Tourist Information books rooms, ship and air travel for you. Here guests can get information and tickets for events.

4 Elevator/stairs to the upper land

The elevator and stairs will take you to the upper land

5 Theme trails and cliff edge

On three eventful walks you can get to know the nature, culture and history of the red rock. Through color-coded information boards and pyramids, you will learn everything worth knowing about Helgoland "as you pass by".
On the Oberland, part of these theme trails leads along the cliff edge via a circular path of about 1.5 hours.

6 Ornithological station (Institute for Bird Research)

The ornithological station staff ring an average of 15,000 migratory birds annually. Guided tours of the trapping garden are also offered.

7 Lange Anna/Long Anna

The surf pier at the northern tip of the island has been Helgoland's landmark since 1865.

8 Lummen rock

Every year, a seabird colony breeds here with around 10,000 pairs of birds, including kittiwakes, razorbills, herring gulls, gannets and
the rock's namesakes, the guillemots.

9 Lighthouse

(30 nautical miles range) The former anti-aircraft control post is the only building to have survived World War II relatively unscathed. The radar mounted on the tower is used to monitor shipping in the German Bight.

10 Paracelsus North Sea Clinic

In addition to a surgical and a neurological department, this private clinic maintains a special department for Parkinson's patients.

11 Ecological Laboratory of the Biological Institute Helgoland

The striking feature is the silver water tower.

12 SAR-Station

The Bundeswehr search and rescue service has its helipad here.

13 Lobster shacks

(former fishermen's tool shed) A maritime mile has developed in this picturesque area of the inland harbor, which offers, among other things, art
art, culture and culinary delicacies such as Knieper (crab claws) are offered. In the lobster shack 10 is also the registry office.

14 Customs office, post office and baggage service

Heligoland is not part of the EU customs code. Anyone wishing to check in luggage must have this cleared by customs officials.

15 children playgrounds

Here your children can really let off steam.

17 „Jägerstieg“

A staircase to the upper land.

18 Dune / Dune ferry / Dune ferry cash desk

On the small dune in front of the main island, two wide, white and never crowded beaches invite you to swim, sunbathe and play.

19 Seawater desalination plant

The island's drinking water is obtained from salt water. Quite an elaborate technology is required for this.

20 Energy supply

Helgoland produces its heat centrally. Modern filter and detoxification technology keeps the clean air pure.

21 Recreational facility north-east

Tennis, mini golf, trampoline and boules court.

22 North Sea Hall, Museum Helgoland with "Museum Courtyard

Event and cultural center. The museum offers insights into Helgoland's culture and history from the Stone Age to the present day.

23 Apart- and spa hotel "Land and Sea" Physiotherapy center between dune and red rock

Apartment complex and spa treatments with medical products typical of the North Sea.

24 Swimming pool "mare frisicum - SPA HELGOLAND".

A heated seawater pool with an indoor and outdoor area, a sauna and a small jacuzzi on the roof.

25 Monument of Jacob Andresen Siemens

He founded the seaside resort of Helgoland in 1826.

26 Biological Institute Helgoland (BAH)

Founded on the island in 1892. Mainly ecologically oriented research work is carried out.

27 Public library

A wide range of Helgoland literature, fiction, non-fiction, children's books and games.

28 Hostel

The youth hostel on Helgoland has single and shared rooms with a total of 139 beds.

29 St. Michael Church

St. Michael Catholic Church is named after Archangel Michael and is located on Oberland at Karkhiar-Spichal-Goat 584.
The parish of St. Michael has about 140 members and belongs to the deanery of Itzehoe in the Archdiocese of Hamburg.

30 St. Nicolai Church

The Protestant St. Nicolai Church, named after Nicholas of Myra, the patron saint of sailors, is located in the residential area on
Oberland and in Schulweg 648. The church is usually open daily.

31 Roathüsbuud

Temporary town hall building at 1401 Kurpromenade on the site of the swimming pool.
During the renovation work on the town hall, the mayor
mayor, the municipal administration, the tourism director and the Helgoland Tourism Service had their rooms here.

32 South port terminal

Reception terminal with weather-protected waiting room and café; cargo handling center and office building.

Welcome to Helgoland, Germany's only high seas island

About 60 km from the mainland, the huge red sandstone rock rises 61 m from the sea.

On the way here, everyday problems and hustle and bustle remain far behind.

Thus, Helgoland has remained an oasis of tranquility. A unique natural area, characterized by the power of the sea, a unique flora and fauna and the mild climate favored by the Gulf Stream.
These unique advantages have also made Helgoland a popular vacation island, with a long tradition as a health resort and corresponding year-round offers for those seeking relaxation.

A walk along the cliff edge path of the Oberland provides information about the culture, history and nature of the island and offers unique views as well as fantastic sunsets.
A vacation destination with two islands Helgoland consists of the 1.0 km 2 large, red sandstone island with its striking rocky coast and the small dune with an area of 0.7 km 2 . In 1720, the natural connection between the two islands was destroyed during a storm tide.




Helgoland consists of a flat part, a middle part and a high part. That is why Helgoland is also called “Unterland,” “Mittelland,” and
“Oberland”. An elevator transports the islanders and their guests between the Oberland and the Unterland, unless they want to use the stairs.
The other popular means of local transportation is the ferry that connects the red rock with the dune.

There two beautiful and never crowded beaches invite to sunbathing,
swimming, lazing and playing. The sea is everywhere and always there – regardless of low and high tide.

The North Sea around Helgoland is one of the cleanest waters in Europe.

Walks around the dune are among the highlights all year round, even when the wind is whistling around your ears.

Here you can relax for a long time, find shells or sometimes amber and at the same time enjoy the unique flora and fauna.
Also grey seals and harbor seals can be observed here particularly well in their natural habitat.


Vacations on Helgoland mean – not least for allergy sufferers, asthmatics and people with chronic respiratory diseases – to be able to breathe deeply again and slow down the pace.
and to slow down the pace.

The island air in the middle of the North Sea is very rich in iodine and oxygen. Far away from the mainland and without car traffic, the air on Helgoland is almost free of exhaust fumes and low in pollen.
The sea aerosols have a health-promoting effect and also have a restorative influence on all respiratory diseases.

They reduce many symptoms of illness or even bring healing. Of course, the guest can also use all the amenities that a modern resort with the predicate “North Sea spa” has to offer: Spa treatments, medical baths and many wellness offers.

In the Apart- and Kurhotel “Land und Meer” physiotherapy center between dune and red rock are also modern facilities for prevention,
rehabilitation and convalescence. The many hours of sunshine also contribute to health promotion and recreation.

For many years Helgoland has been one of the sunniest places in Germany.

The mild climate – favored by the Gulf Stream – ensures not too hot summers and mild winters on Helgoland.

Even some exotic plants overwinter here outdoors without dying.

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