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Hallig Hooge

Hallig Hooge

Hallig Islands – Worldwide Unique

Fascinating culture and nature experiences between the tides

Scenery and Surroundings

The North Frisian Hallig islands are unique in the world. They are located in the middle of the National Park „Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer“. Where the houses are built on dwelling mounts and the land is flooded several times per year, a very special culture has developed which is still alive today.

Hallig Hooge is the best-known of theten North Frisian Halligen. With its surface of 5,5 km2, it offers a lot of space to discover the customs and culture of the Hallig. The surrounding Wadden Sea, one of Central Europe´s greatest nature areas, offers unique nature and wildlife experiences. Mudflat walking, boat trips and bird excursions bring the pupils intouch with the variety and dynamics of the Wadden Sea ecosystem. The visitor centre „Wattenmeerhaus Hooge“ offers exciting views into the history of the Wadden Sea and interesting information about life on a Hallig island. Additionally, the "Wadden Sea Laboratory" invites visitors to discover and play.

Accommodation

On Hallig Hooge there are four group accommodations with 24 to 100 beds (selfcateringor full board).

Getting there

By train to Husum or Bredstedt. Further by bus and ferry via Schlüttsiel harbour to Hallig Hooge. (Travel time from Hamburgca. 4-5 hours, from Tønder ca. 4hours).

All accommodations offer luggage transporton the Hallig. For local transportation bikes can be rented.

Sample Programmes


5-Day-Programme

Tip: Two programmes can be booked as all-inclusive offers:

1st day:
Pm: Arrival and first orientation; Evening walk over the Hallig island with legends and lighthouse quiz.

2nd day:
Am: Culture and history "expedition" and visit to the National Park visitor centre "Wattenmeerhaus Hooge“. Pm: Mudflat excursion followed by a "water laboratory"-programme with experiments and observations of typical Wadden Sea organisms.

3rd day:
Am: Boat trip with catching and identification of sea animals. Pm: Walk over the mudflat to „Japsand“ (large sandbar about 4 km west of Hallig Hooge). Crafting with seashells and/or amber in the evening.

4th day:
Am: Bird programmes "Bird Detectives"and "Wader Migration Game". Pm: Free time or further activities on theHallig island (visit to the local sights, Wadden Sea videos, etc.). Farewell evening.

5th day:
Departure. There is the possibility of visiting the colourful harbour town Husum or the MultimarWattforum in Tönning on the wayback home.

3-Tage-Programm

1st day:
Am: Arrival and first orientation. Pm: Culture and history "expedition" and visit to the National Park visitor centre "Wattenmeerhaus Hooge“. Lighthouse quiz in the evening.

2nd day:
Am: Mudflat excursion followed by a "waterlaboratory"-programme with experiments and observations of typical WaddenSea organism. Pm: Boat trip with catching and identification of sea animals. Crafting with seashells and/or amber in the evening.

3rd day:
Am: Bird programmes "Bird Detectives" and "Wader Migration Game". Pm: Departure.


Hallig Hooge - Reiseinfos kompakt

Accommodation

  • Wattenmeerhaus Hooge
    Hanswarft
    D-25859 Hallig Hooge
    24 beds, self-catering
    Booking:Schutzstation Wattenmeer
    Grafenstraße 23
    D-24768 Rendsburg
    t +49 43 31 - 23 622, f - 25 246
    info@schutzstation-wattenmeer.de
    www.schutzstation-wattenmeer.de
  • Haus Petersen
    Okelützwarft
    D-25859 Hallig Hooge
    40 beds, self-catering
    Booking: Bärbel Friedrichson
    t +49 48 41 - 79 40, f - 73 53 1
  • Ferienhof Volkertswarft
    Leif Boyens
    D-25859 Hallig Hooge
    t +49 48 49 - 90 99 60, f - 90 99 80, m 0177 - 37 22 415
    info@volkertswarft.de
    www.volkertswarft.de
    90 beds, self-catering or full board
  • Jugendwarft Hallig Hooge
    Jürgen und Hanna Diedrichsen
    Backenswarft 1
    D-25859 Hallig Hooge
    t +49 48 49 - 2 24, f - 2 64
    www.jugendwarft.de
    100 beds, self-catering or full board

Tip: The IWSS offers a cooking-service for all self-catering accomodations!

Getting there & around

  • Train (DB, Nord-Ostsee-Bahn):
    From Germany:
    DB-group travel service t +49 18 05 - 99 55 11.
    Timetable - & fares: www.bahn.de
    From Denmark:
    From The Netherlands
  • Bus (No 1041):
    Time tables are included in DB-info. Tickets can be purchased at the busdriver.
    Information: www.scout-sh.de
    Please register groups in advance:
    North Frisian Traffic Service t +49 180 - 2845300
  • Ferry (W.D.R.):
    Time tables are included in DB-info.
    Fares: www.wdr-wyk.de
  • Luggage transport:
    Please contact your accommodation forfurther information.
  • Bike Rental Outlet:
    Jürgen und Hanna Diedrichsen
    Backenswarft 1
    25859 Hallig Hooge
    t 0049 48 49 - 224, f - 264

Tip: Book trains & busses well in advance for best group discounts!

Shopping Facilities

  • Hallig-Kaufmann (grocery)
    Hanswarft
    t +49 48 49 - 290
    Please order 10 days in advance.
  • Hauke Ketelsen (milk & cream)
    Hanswarft
    t +49 48 49 - 302
    ketelsen-hooge@t-online.de
  • Hartwig Binge (ecological products)
    t +49 48 49 - 208
    www.hallighof.de

Programme & Activities

IWSS programme

Tip: Ask the centres for an individual IWSS-programme!

Hooge Sightseeing

  • Königspesel
    Hanswarft(opens daily)
  • "Sturmflutkino" (storm surge video);
    Hanswarft (opens daily)
  • Museum of Local History
    Hanswarft (01.03 bis 31.10. daily 10.00 - 16.00h)
  • "Halligkirche" (Church)
    Kirchwarft( daily, ex. Mo, So a.m. church service)

Favourite Excursions

  • Half-day trip to Hallig Langeneß
  • Day-trip to Amrum
  • Exkursion to Hallig Norderoog & to Norderoogsand
    with "Schutzstation"
  • Husum and/or Multimar WattforumTönning
    on the way

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