Hugging the Wadden Sea, East Frisia is a spectacular coastal region in Lower Saxony. It’s home to historic seaports and naval hubs, as well as picturesque harbours and lighthouses overlooking Germany’s northern waters. Just offshore lie the East Frisian Islands, which form part of Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park.
Learn about German’s maritime history at Wilhelmshaven’s Deutsches Marinemuseum or get up close to seals, penguins and aquatic fossils at the impressive Aquarium Wilhelmshaven. On the opposite side of the East Frisia Peninsula is Emden, home to the former Guinness World Record-holding Leaning Tower of Suurhusen. It’s also the birthplace of the beloved German comedian Otto Waalkes, who is celebrated at Dat Otto Huus.
Enjoy the untouched natural beauty of the East Frisian Islands, which are renowned for their pristine beaches and unique flora. Discover the historic churches of Baltrum or the storied lighthouses of Borkum before admiring the Gründerzeit architecture of Norderney.
East Frisia can be accessed from Bremen Airport, which has flights to destinations across Europe. Regular trains connect to Emden, Wilhelmshaven and Norden while buses travel throughout the region. Having your own vehicle is the most convenient way of exploring East Frisia.