Borkum is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Germany, also attracting visitors from Austria, Italy, Switzerland, and the Netherlands. The North Sea, its beaches and coastlines are perfect for outdoor sports such as kite surfing, surfing, swimming, sailing and lots more. Relax in one of the famous beach chairs and enjoy the view of the light house. The beaches and the dunes invite to extended walks, joggings, or small hikes. About 60 hectares of Borkum are covered by forest, but you also find salt marshes and small moorlands. Borkum’s fauna and flora are more varied than East Frisian islands.