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Discover a different side to Germany in Aurich

Forget bustling beer halls and Bavarian villages. Aurich is a district that will challenge everything you thought you knew about Germany. Maybe it's the long sandy beaches that line the East Frisian Islands, or the charismatic North Sea spa resorts strung along the coast? Perhaps it's the shimmering tidal flats, windswept lighthouses or chocolate box towns that hug the Dutch border? If you want to discover a different side of Germany, Aurich vacation rentals tick all the boxes. There are properties for every occasion, from cozy rural farmhouses to breezy oceanfront cottages.

Things to do

Family-friendly fun in Aurich

Aurich is dotted with characterful towns and villages, and finding your favorites is all part of the fun. Just a stone's throw from the Dutch border, Emden enchants visitors with wooden windmills, flower-strewn fields and shimmering canals. Don't miss the airy Kunsthalle gallery, which showcases 20th-century art from the likes of Beckmann, Heckel, Jawlensky and other masters. If you're traveling with kids, towns like Norden are filled with family-friendly attractions. You can gaze up at a sperm whale skeleton at the Waloseum, play mini golf at the Adventure Park and pet exotic animals at Birgit's Tiergarten.


Escape to Aurich's East Frisian Islands

It's hard to resist the allure of the East Frisian Islands. The archipelago sits off the coast of Lower Saxony and lures visitors with sandy beaches, coastal towns and stunning seascapes. Norderney, also crowned the "Queen of the East Frisian Islands", was one of Europe's first North Sea resorts. Over the centuries, the island has lured a string of Crown Princes, Chancellors and aristocrats. Want to join the club? From beachfront apartments to family-sized villas, Aurich vacation rentals unlock access to the island. Spend your days basking on the beach, exploring coastal trails and soaking in "thalassotherapy" seawater pools.


Summers by the Aurich seaside

Aurich attracts most of its visitors in the summer, with crowds spiking from June to August. Expect clear skies and warm temperatures that are ideal for sunbathing on the beach, cycling in the countryside or strolling around town. Want to make the most of the sunshine? The North Sea coast is dotted with spa towns, such as Dornumersiel and Nessmersiel, where you'll find Aurich vacation rentals just steps from the beach. With spacious gardens and sunny terraces, they provide an ideal setting for family getaways.

Natural features

Heritage-listed seascapes in Aurich

Bound by the North Sea, Aurich is a picturesque district in Lower Saxony. Its coastal setting means there is a wealth of seascapes to discover, especially if you spend time on the East Frisian Islands. You'll also be on the shores of the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage site fringed by the world's largest unbroken stretch of tidal mudflats. It's protected by national parks in Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands. Venture inland and you'll find a patchwork of forests, farmlands, riverscapes and dykes.

Can I find a vacation rental around Aurich District?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,918 vacation rentals near Aurich District. From 964 Houses to 2,764 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Aurich District are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Aurich District?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Aurich District:

  • Norddeich: 514 vacation rentals
  • Dornumersiel: 164 vacation rentals
  • Westeraccumersiel: 164 vacation rentals
  • Nesse: 23 vacation rentals
  • Westermarsch II: 515 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Aurich District?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Aurich District. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Peat and Settlement Museum: 2,071 vacation rentals
  • Museum Nordseeheilbad Norderney: 2,575 vacation rentals
  • Norderney Town Hall: 2,555 vacation rentals
  • Greetsiel Twin Windmills: 2,201 vacation rentals
  • Marienhafe Station: 3,103 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Aurich District listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Aurich District?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 964 Houses in Aurich District. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Aurich District include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,764 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 57 rentals available
  • Cottages: 57 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Farmhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Aurich District?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 256 vacation rentals with pool available in Aurich District. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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