German Wadden Islands | Spiekeroog

Spiekeroog is one of the East Frisian Islands, also known as the Wadden Islands, off the North Sea coast of Germany. The only village on the car-free and greenest (!) of all Frisian islands is also called Spiekeroog. The island is part of the Wadden Sea World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Today tourists mainly flock to the 15 kilometres of sandy beaches.

Spiekeroog was first mentioned in 1398 as the island of Spiekeroch. At that time, it was a hiding place for pirates. They were supported by the islanders, but were not averse to robbing them too. The origin of the name “Spiekeroog” is disputed. Today, most of its people tend to believe that it is a translation of “storage island”.

For more info there’s this interesting link Cultural Entities – Spiekeroog.

 

 

 

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