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Travel Insider Tips for Juist
Juist is 17 km long and 500 m to 1 km wide (this depends on the level of tide, which sinks and falls about 2.5 m in 6 hours). There are two villages on the island: the main village Juist, and Loog.
Things to See in Juist
What you can see from the North Sea as 'skyline' are just two buildings: the water tower and an old hotel, which looks a bit like the German Reichstag since its restoration. The lighthouse at the port is not high enough to be seen from the North Sea - has no nautical importance, not even for the ferries to the island. Its use is rather to make the port area look nicer.
A natural specialty is lake Hammersee, a fresh water lake in the western third of the island. In the 17th and 18th century Juist was cut in two parts by several storm tides, see St. Peter's Flood. Around the year 1770 people started to close the 2 km wide burst at the southern side by a dune dike. As recently as 1928 the northern side was repaired. By that time, the water in the lake turned from saltwater to freshwater.
The island is popular for people having respiratory complaints because of the unpolluted air.
[ source: wikipedia ]
More about the History of Juist
The island was created during a catastrophic flood in 1170. It separated the once-island of Bant that measured 45 km by 25 km. Because of its low-lying location, it has been subjected to several floods.
[ source: wikipedia ]
Juist is one of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands at the edge of the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea in the southern North Sea, located between Borkum Island (west), Memmert Island (southwest) and Norderney (east). It is also a municipality in the district of Aurich in Lower Saxony in Germany.
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