Norderney, Germany

Norderney, Germany

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Nature in Norderney—island living at its finest

Measuring just 9 miles long and 1.5 miles at its widest point, Norderney packs quite a punch for a small island. Set in the North Sea off the coast of Germany, the island is known primarily for its untouched natural landscape, and your Norderney vacation rental keeps you near pristine preserves and parks, as well as the sandy beach that runs along the entire north side of the island. But if you feel the need for some small-town charm, the tiny village of Norderney offers a surprising number of attractions, including serene eateries, and mom and pop shops.

A day at the spa or beach? The choices are endless

There's plenty of fun to be had at the North Sea beaches, where you can swim, sunbathe, or picnic on the sandy shores. If you book a Norderney vacation rental on the island's western beaches, you'll find yourself near a lively promenade dotted with restaurants and bars. Nearby spas help you relax with steam rooms, saunas, saline baths, and indoor and outdoor pools. You'll also enjoy some peace and quiet on hiking paths through salt marshes and dunes and on the numerous bike paths around the island. The pretty town of Norderney offers cobblestone streets lined with boutiques and cafes.

Park place—wildlife and waterways offer plenty of fun

Nature is on full display at the National Park House Norderney, an unspoiled setting along the North Sea dotted with sprawling mudflats, salt marshes, beaches, dunes, and estuaries. If this isn't enough, an on-site museum delves into the ecology of the region, offering hands-on exhibits on local wildlife, such as whales, dolphins, and various seabirds. The park provides a host of tours as well, including excursions geared toward bird-watchers, cyclists, and hikers. You can also enjoy panoramic views by climbing the steps of the 1874 Norderney Lighthouse.

From frigid waters to sunny skies, it's all in a year's time

If you book a Norderney vacation rental in the winter, you can forget about swimming, as the water temperature drops into the mid-30s and the air temperatures hover around freezing. Things warm up considerably in the summer when daytime highs and seawater temps climb to the upper 60s. The island enjoys more year-round sunshine than the mainland, particularly in the summer when sunny skies hang over the island. Rain falls evenly throughout most of the year, but November is the wettest month, garnering up to 3.5 inches. Mild falls and springs feature daytime highs in the 40s and 50s.

Pretty porpoises and buzzing birds, nature runs free

Norderney's island scenery includes a watery menagerie of mudflats, tidal flats, and wetlands, much of which is surrounded by small islands, bays, harbors, and coves. This drenched wonderland is bustling with sea life in the form shellfish, crustaceans, and algae. High tide brings the arrival of grey seals and harbor porpoises, which frolic in the waters of the North Sea. At low tide, wading birds make themselves at home along the shallow shores. Scores of birds come to the island throughout the year, including spoonbills, terns, geese, and ducks.