The Wittmund District borders the North Sea and includes two of the East Frisian Islands. Cycling on barrier-free trails and opportunities for swimming are the two biggest draws in this area, famous for its welcoming hospitality.
Wittmund District Map
Towns & Villages in the Wittmund District
The district seat is the town called Wittmund, a dozen kilometers south of the coast. Being close to fishing lanes, of course the capital serves up quality fish and fresh shrimp daily, so be sure to try a few local restaurants.
Two towns offer excellent camping in the district. Esens in the northwest is close to the North Sea and its beaches, while Friedeburg, at the southern edge of the district, gives access to inland woods, fields, rivers and lakes, where hiking and biking are popular.
Several local museums are worth a visit, especially the Sielhafen Museum at Carolinensiel port near the mouth of the Harle River. There you will find historic ships moored, and you can also catch a ferry to the islands north.
One island not to miss is Spiekeroog. This classy resort has wellness centers, sea bathing, concerts and theatrical performances. Visit the Shell Museum here, displaying more than 2,000 samples from around the world.
The island of Langeoog to the west is also a great vacation stop, offering 14 kilometers of uninterrupted beaches and sand dunes. You can get there by ferry from Bensersiel port.