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Traumhafte Düne auf Amrum, Bild: Reisemagazin Online

Spend unforgettable holidays on Amrum

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Magnificent dunes, fragrant forests and fantastic beaches await holidaymakers on the island of Amrum in beautiful North Frisia in the state of Schleswig-Holstein. Amrum occupies an area of around 20 square kilometres and is located west of the island of Föhr and south of the island of Sylt. Amrum is located in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park and is Germany’s tenth largest island. It has around 2300 inhabitants and consists of the five island villages of Norddorf and Nebel, as well as Süddorf, Steenodde and Wittdün. The Wadden Sea borders Amrum in the east, while the offshore Kniepsand can be found in the west. This merges into the open North Sea .

Amrum – Arrival and best time to travel

Windmill Amrum
Windmill on Amrum, Image: Roger Paris / shutterstock

The island of Amrum can only be reached by ferry or boat. Departures are possible from Hörnum on the island of Sylt and from Dagebüll. The crossing takes about two hours from Dagebüll. However, the ferry also stops in Föhr. The journey to Amrum for Föhr holidaymakers therefore only takes a good hour. Once you arrive on Amrum, you can enjoy the stimulating climate with the salty air. It has a positive effect especially on people with respiratory diseases. Eventful and at the same time relaxing holidays are guaranteed at any time of the year. In spring, the landscapes are particularly colourful and invite you to go on long bike tours.

On the beach, you can enjoy the first rays of sunshine and the long winter is forgotten during a walk. If you want to swim on Amrum, you should opt for the summer months from June to August. Then the water temperatures rise to about 18 to 20 degrees Celsius. It’s fun to build sand castles with the children, collect shells or read a good book in a beach chair and let your mind wander. From May to September, exciting mudflat hikes are also offered on the island of Amrum. From Amrum, an eight-kilometre tour leads to the neighbouring island of Föhr. With an experienced mudflat guide, you will start your little adventure. No matter what you feel like on holiday – Amrum is an attractive year-round destination.

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Experience mudflat hikes in Norddorf

Norddorf is known as a North Sea spa and at the same time as the northernmost village of Amrum. Together with Süddorf, it was the first village on Amrum to be mentioned in a document. The village, located between the beach and the mudflats, inspires with dunes, meadows, forests and fields. Guided mudflat walks or a day at the beach are just as popular as a stroll through the pretty pedestrian zone with its shops, cafés and restaurants. In Norddorf there is the opportunity to play mini golf and romp around on the indoor playground “Abenteuerland”.

Nebel, the largest town on the island attracts with sights

Dune Amrum
Dune in Amrum, Image: ThomBal / shutterstock

The largest and oldest village on the island is Nebel. Winding alleys, historic buildings as well as cafés, restaurants and small shops make up the charm and cosy ambience of the village. Among other things, the “St. Clemenskirche” and the old mill, which is under monument protection, are worth seeing. It was built in the 18th century and houses a small museum with art exhibitions. Of course, there is also a beach in Nebel, which has beach chairs as well as a nudist area and a beach section for the four-legged friend.

A real insider tip – the beach of Süddorf

Süddorf presents itself as a district of Nebel and is characterized by its quiet and tranquil island life. Pretty Frisian houses characterize the townscape and even the beach is still considered an insider tip. During a walk through the heath, it is worth having a picnic.

Enjoy your holiday in the Frisian village of Steenodde

Steenodde is just as idyllic. The Frisian village is located on the Wadden Sea between the towns of Nebel and Wittdün. Here, too, it is calm and relaxed in the interplay of the tides. Traditional Frisian houses, lovely flower gardens as well as burial mounds from the Bronze Age and bobbing boats on the jetty give Steenodde a very special flair. Here, too, nature lovers and connoisseurs get their money’s worth.

Wittdün, a tourist resort with many excursion possibilities

From a tourist point of view, the North Sea spa town of Wittdün has the most to offer. The harbour of Wittdün forms the gateway to the island of Amrum. This is where the excursion boats and ferries depart and the buses and the Amrum island railway “Insel Paul” also set off on their island tours here. The maritime atmosphere can be felt everywhere in Wittdün. Here, too, cafés, restaurants and shops in the shopping street invite you to linger, while a small sandy bay nestles directly against the pretty village and tempts you to swim. While “stand-up paddling” you can enjoy the wonderful view of the mudflats.

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On the west side of Wittdün is the beach with numerous beach chairs, a small beach bar and a great pirate playground for children. One of the biggest island attractions, however, is the “Amrum Lighthouse”. The island’s landmark was built in 1872 and rises on a dune in the southwest. The lighthouse is 42 meters high and thus one of the highest lighthouses that the North Sea coast has to offer. There are 297 steps to climb to the viewing platform. Once at the top, a fantastic view over the island of Amrum and over the North Sea is revealed.

On the island of Amrum, you can spend a dream holiday at any time, where the scenic beauty as well as peace and relaxation go hand in hand.

Holidays on Amrum: Important information

Ferry connection

  • Ferry from Dagebüll to Amrum:
      • Provider: Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei Föhr-Amrum (W.D.R.)
      • Journey time: approx. 1.5 to 2 hours

Doctors

  • Dr. Stefanie Runge
    • Address: Mühlenstraße 17, 25946 Nebel
    • Phone: +49 4682 2333
  • Dr. Uwe Arfsten
    • Address: Wittdüner Allee 56, 25946 Nebel
    • Phone: +49 4682 2163
  • Dr. Henning Prahm
    • Address: Uasterstigh 52, 25946 Nebel
    • Phone: +49 4682 944088
Amrum Lighthouse
Lighthouse of Amrum, Image: Benjamin B / shutterstock

Supermarkets

  • Edeka Jensen
    • Address: Strunwai 4, 25946 Wittdün
    • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Nah & Frisch Martinen
    • Address: Inselstraße 50, 25946 Norddorf
    • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Post / Stamps

  • Wittdün Post Office
    • Address: Achtern Strand 5, 25946 Wittdün
    • Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Stamps: Available at the post office and in many kiosks and supermarkets

Opening hours

  • Shops: Usually Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday often shorter opening hours.
  • Supermarkets: Usually Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • Restaurants: Lunch from 12:00 to 14:30, dinner from 17:30 to 21:00.
  • Banks: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Airport

  • Amrum does not have its own airport. The nearest major airport is Sylt Airport (GWT), from where you can continue your journey by ferry or train to Dagebüll and then by ferry to Amrum.

NUDISM

  • Official nudist beaches: Amrum has several nudist sections, especially on the beaches Kniepsand and Wittdün.