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Where is Horumersiel?

Horumersiel ist part of Horumersiel-Schillig village in Wangerland municipality, which is situated in Friesland district in Northern Germany. The North Sea bathing and spa resort sits at the north eastern tongue of the East Frisian peninsula, 10 km north of Hooksiel and 20 km north of Wilhelmshaven. The village lies next to the southern city limit of Schillig, its elevation is about 2m above sea level and is home to 650 people. Off the coast Mellum island is situated in the east and Oldoog and Minsener Oog islands in the north.

What's the Weather Like in Horumersiel?

The North Sea spa resort is very popular among tourists in the summer as well as in the winter. Check out our live webcam located at Horumersiel village centre for current weather information and our 5 day forecast.

Dune at Horumersiel - Nordsee
Beach chairs at Horumersiel

What to Do in Horumersiel?

In 1856 a storm flood destroyed the East Frisian bathing resort in Wangerooge Island. Afterwards most of the inhabitants and tourists were relocated to Horumersiel. This was the beginning of tourism in the village. Later on Horumersiel was nominated North Sea bathing resort, more beach and bathing facilities were built, even a camping site was constructed. Meanwhile, Horumersiel boasts several wellness and health care centres, such as Wangerland Reha Klinik, Mutter-Kind-Haus Nordlicht or Friesenhörn-Nordsee-Klinik Horumersiel.

Due to its geographic location the charming village is also called a jewel at the gates to the North Sea, offering a splendid view of ocean liners, fishing cutters and sailing boats. The mile-long grassy beach is very popular among families and tourists who love to sit in the typical “strandkorb”, a roofed wicker beach chair. The well-groomed lawn attracts sunbathers. A bath in the Wadden Sea, inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List, is a pleasure completely without sand. On the beach you find a children's playground, a section reserved for dogs and a beach-owned kiosk that offers food. Enjoy one of the many activities such as kite-flying at the reserved area, observing sheep, jogging, Nordic walking, biking or horseback riding.

Looking back on a long fishing and shipping tradition the North Sea village has of course its own marina. Horumersiel Port is home to 3 boat clubs and offers 150 berths for craft up to 12 m. This is also the starting point for unforgettable excursions on Jens Albrecht steamboat.

If you love water parks, do not miss to visit Horumersiel Friesland-Therme: Indoor and outdoor pools as well as a sauna are spread on an area of 3,250 km². The sea water bath was opened in 1968, after its modernisation several outdoor adventure pools, a warm water pool, pools for swimmers and a paddling pool guarantee fun for young and old. The indoor area offers swimming, paddling, relaxation and walking pools. The “crow's nest“, high above the pools, is the ideal retreat for those who want to relax.

Marina Horumersiel - Nordsee
Friesland Therme in Horumersiel

What's Going On in Horumersiel?

Tourists can choose among many events: concerts, open air music festivals, entertaining indoor and outdoor programmes for kids, children's and family festivals, guided tours at the Wadden Sea and many more. The annual highlight is Sielortfete (village festival) in May or June. 3 days of permanent party atmosphere with music, street artists, craftspeople, fairground booths, temporary exhibitions and a colourful fringe programme.

Where to Stay in Horumersiel?

Horumsiel boasts one of the largest camping sites in Germany, but there is also a great offer of hotels, pensions, holiday flats and cottages for every budget.

Nearby webcams

Schillig, Hooksiel