Borkum Island (Germany)

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Borkum Island cruise port

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2024-05-26 17:26

min: 53 °F (11 °C) / max: 66 °F (19 °C) 64°F
Wind: 180°/ 3.4 m/s  Gust: 5 m/sWind: 180°/ 3.4 m/s  Gust: 5 m/sGentle breeze
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Min / Max Temperature66 °F / 19 °C
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Borkum Island is a municipality in Germany's Lower Saxony state (Leer District) with population around 5,000. The island is located west of Juist Island (Niedersachsen's/ Lower Saxony's Aurich District) and east of Rottumeroog Island (Holland-owned uninhabited isle part of West Frisian Islands, Wadden Sea). Juist Island is located between three German islands - Borkum (west), Norderney (east) and Memmert (southwest).

Borkum Island has highest elevation point 6 m (20 ft), length 10 km (6 mi), max-width 7 km (4 mi) and total area approx 31 km 2 (12 mi2), making it the largest of Ostfriesische Inseln (East Frisian Islands). The island is bordered by Westerems Strait (west, forms the Germany-Netherlands border), Osterems Strait (east), North Sea (north) and Wadden Sea (south). Borkum was formed in 1863 by merging two isles previously separated by shallow water. The island's shape and position change due to the strong sea currents. Since the early-20th-century, people try to limit the sea impact (especially storm surges) through structural measures, particularly extensive bank reinforcements on the western coast - including 35 stone walls (groynes) and a beach wall (at Sudbad Beach).

As cruise port, Borkum was included in the 2021 schedule of the TUI-owned German brand Hapag-Lloyd Cruises with the ships Hanseatic Inspiration (May 2021) and Hanseatic Nature (October 2021). Next tables show the ships' itineraries visiting Borkum.

(Hanseatic Inspiration) 5-day from Travemunde to Hamburg (from USD $3000 pp with double occupancy)

Date / TimePort
12 May 22:00Departing from Travemunde-Lubeck, Germany
13 MayKiel Canal, Germany
14 May 09:30 - 19:00Oudeschild, Texel Island Holland
15 May 08:00 - 16:00Borkum Island
16 May 06:00 - 16:00List auf Sylt, Sylt Island, Germany
17 May 07:00Arriving in Hamburg, Germany

(Hanseatic Nature) 9-day from Hamburg to Leixoes-Oporto (from USD 5220 pp)

Date / TimePort
30 Sep 18:00Departing from Hamburg
01 Oct 08:30 - 13:00Borkum Island
02 Oct 13:30 - 03 Oct 13:00Ghent, Belgium
04 Oct 13:00 - 19:00Cowes, Isle of Wight, England
05 OctHerm Island, Channel Islands UK
07 Oct 07:00 - 17:00Santander, Spain
09 Oct 07:00Arriving in Leixoes-Oporto, Portugal

Driving cars on Borkum is permitted everywhere during the off-season, but during the summer cars are not allowed in several zones. The island's only town is Stadt Borkum. Crossings to mainland-Germany and Holland are operated by regularly/daily scheduled ferries linking with Emden Germany and Eemshaven-Groningen Netherlands. Borkumer Kleinbahn (railway) connects the yacht harbour/port (Borkum Reede) with Borkum Town. A signature tourist attraction is Gezeitenland (adventure water park with premium wellness facilities). has listed 109 hotels on Borkum Island, the best-rated and largest of which include Hotel Weisse Dune, Nordsee Hotel, Upstalsboom Seehotel, Strandhotel VierJahresZeiten, Rummeni, Bloemfontein (with horse stables), Strandhotel Hohenzollern, Inselhotel VierJahreszeiten. Numerous smaller hotels, villas, apartments, guesthouses and B&Bs are also available for rent.

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