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It is located in the middle of the island chain known as the East Frisian Islands (Ostfriesische Inseln) and is the second smallest (smallest according to some sources) permanently-inhabited island in the chain. It is situated between Norderney (west) and Langeoog (Langeoog vacation rentals | Langeoog travel guide) (east). There are two villages on the island - Ostdorf and Westdorf, although they have essentially merged into one. The ferry for Baltrum departs from the small port near the village of Neßmersiel (in the parish of Dornum). The island has its own ferry terminal and a small airstrip. The island is about 5 km long and 1.5 km wide. It covers an area of 6.5 square kilometres (2.5 sq mi) and has a population of around 600 people, swelling to about 3,500 during the summer months due to tourism. Tourists (mainly from the Ruhr Area in North Rhine-Westphalia) travel to Baltrum to enjoy the countryside of the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park, the beach and attractions such as the indoor swimming pool filled with sea water or a miniature golf course.
Things to See in Baltrum
Kirche St. Nikolaus
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More about the History of Baltrum
Inhabited since 1 AD, the island's geography has changed due to climate changes. There are no official street names but only numbered houses.
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Baltrum is an island off the coast of East Frisia (Ostfriesland), in Germany, and is a municipality in the district of Aurich, Lower Saxony.
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