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Heligoland is a small German island in the North Sea. It's a somewhat popular destination for one-day ship cruises. A feature of the island is the almost total absence of car traffic, which makes it a safe and quiet location.

Get in[edit]

You can reach Heligoland by boat (during winter from Cuxhaven only, in summer from numerous places) or by air (from Cuxhaven, Hamburg and other places). There is also a daily high-speed catamaran service from Hamburg. Tours are available from Cuxhaven and Hamburg.

Get around[edit]

Heligoland consists of a rather large sand stone island and a smaller island build from sand nearby. Both are worth strolling around.

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Helgoland Museum, Felswatt, Lange Anna, Lummenfelsen, Guide through the old "Bunker"

One of the largest gannet breeding areas in Europe. Bring a telephoto lens! The island offers multiple photo scenes for taking pictures of Helgoland [1], especially at the crumbling rocks and shore on the north side.

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Visit the satellite island of Heligoland, Düne. Its beaches are very beautiful and often you can find seals lying on the sand.

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Heligoland is a duty- and tax-free zone. Tobacco and alcohol may be purchased as well as electronics and clothing and other high-duty items. Keep in mind that customs officers may search through your merchandises and either stay below the limits or declare your imports.

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There are many possibilities for all budgets, including a youth hostel

Get out[edit]

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