Germany’s northern state of Schleswig-Holstein is one of the principal
with connections to Helgoland.
town itself is a
good stroll, its
streets lined with enough shops and eateries to make it entertaining
for tourists. Its beach, however, is on the Wattenmeer,
mudflat sea that stretches from Denmark all the way around the German
the Afsluitdijk in Holland.
people find the
mud to be both therapeutic
and enjoyable but many others (including this writer) would gladly
trade it for sand any day.
There is a charge of around 2,50 EUR to go for a walk on the mud.
been designated as a North Sea Spa Resort. Fresh sea air and excellent
spa facilities attract people from all over Germany for rejuvenating
vacations. Information on Buesum is available here.
From Büsum, Helgoland
is a 70 km (40+ mile) ride. Several ships make the trip.