Norderney is the youngest of the seven East Frisian islands which lie in the North Sea and are part of Lower Saxony. The island has vast beaches and the entire eastern half is a wildlife refuge, making it ideal for tranquil holiday escapes for couples and families.
The beaches around Norderney holiday rentals are ideal for a bucket-and-spade holiday or for walking the storm-battered seashore for miles. The national park area has some of the best maintained hiking trails in the area and is sure to introduce walkers to some of the local wildlife and birds that shelter here. As there are very few cars on the island (there are only 6,500 resident islanders) it is ideal for cycling holidays, especially as it is low-lying and fairly flat. The area is known as a health resort and there are many opportunities for spa treatments using products from the sea. Norderney has developed a large number of sporting facilities for its visitors and hosts a number of cultural events throughout the year. It may be isolated, but there is no excuse to be bored!
The main town on Norderney is in the far west and makes an interesting day out. There are plenty of opportunities for shopping and it offers some surprisingly fine restaurants. The streets are lined with pretty little Biedermeier houses and classical buildings from the 19th century. Visit the lighthouse and climb the 253 steps of this 54-metre high tower which is the only beacon on the German coast to rotate anti-clockwise. Another local landmark near Norderney holiday rentals is the old shipwreck rusting on the beach.
Holiday rentals on Norderney enjoy mild winters and cool summers in the temperate maritime climate. Summer temperatures average 68°F (20°C) falling to 38°F (3°C) in the winter with overnight freezing at times. The area has rain showers particularly in the winter and moderate amounts of sunshine at any time of year.
The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Norderney is Groningen (GRQ) Airport 71 km away in the Netherlands. Alternatively Bremen (BRE) Airport is about 98 km away. Bremen Airport is just south of the city of Bremen and is served by Lufthansa and Germania airlines from many German and European cities. Ryanair also provides many flights to Bremen from the UK, particularly during the summer season. The island can only be reached by ferry so a car is recommended for reaching and touring the island.