The delightful village of Greetsiel is a picturesque port in Lower Saxony. Although the village has only 1500 residents it attracts many visitors to enjoy its charming old fishermen’s cottages.
The long dike protecting holiday rentals in Greetsiel is perfect for walking or long bicycle rides. It is called the Leybuchthorn and extends out into the Wadden Sea creating a protected waterway with splendid views of the North Sea and the boats from the top. Around the pleasant village there are small shops for browsing and cafés and restaurants for good food. The town has a swimming pool, spa and a children’s playground making it ideal for families. Historic buildings of note to visit include the Greetsiel Church which dates back to 1380. It has a small spire topped with a weather vane in the shape of a ship and it has a clock on one side. The Steinhaus is a renovated house on Hohe Strasse which was rebuilt in 1600 on foundations thought to date back to 1390. Other delightful sights are the cottages alongside the harbour with bell-shaped gables that are far more Dutch then German. In summer there are several festivals in the village including the Greetsiel art exhibition and the mid-summer boat parade.
The two windmills along the dike at Greetsiel make this a very Dutch landscape. The green Greetsiel Oest windmill was built in 1856 and the red Greetsiel Ost windmill is much older, originally built in 1706. Other places of interest to explore from your Greetsiel holiday home are the scoop waterwheel and the Pilsum Lighthouse on a dyke near the village of Pilsum. With its bold red and yellow bands it is one of the best-known landmarks of East Frisia. Those who are fascinated by the art of ships in bottles will enjoy a visit to the largest museum of its kind in the world. It has around 800 ships in bottles. The North Sea Islands nearby make a great day trip from your Greetsiel holiday apartment.
Holiday rentals in Greetsiel enjoy warm sunny summers and cold snowy winters. Temperatures in July reach an average 21°C (70°F) while winters drop to below freezing from December to March. The area has rainfall throughout the year which falls as snow in the winter months.
The nearest airport serving Greetsiel holiday rentals is Bremen (BRE) Airport which is about 150 km away. The airport is served by Ryanair, Air Berlin and Lufthansa Airlines among several others with direct flights from Edinburgh and London Stansted. A hire car is recommended for getting to Greetsiel and for exploring the rural area.