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The German Wadden Sea island of Borkum

The crossing is by boat from 2 different locations: Emden or Eemshaven. For the timetable and locations you can visit: Service Center Ems

There is much to see and do on Borkum. Some excursion tips can be found on this page.
These excursion tips are offers from the Borkumer Kleinbahn, so you will be directed to the website of the Borkumer Kleinbahn by clicking on an offer.

Rund um die Insel Borkum: Schiffsausflüge.

On the Island

Enjoy Borkum from the coast once! An interesting drive through the Wadden Sea of Borkum, along the beaches of the east, as well as Memmert and the western point of Juist. With detailed explanation! Catering is available on board.


Seal banks

From the ferry port it goes along the beaches of Borkums to the seal banks. Along the way a trawl is discarded that shows the catch (crabs, small fish, crabs, etc.) on board and explains. The caught crabs (no catch guarantee in the winter) are cooked and consumed after a small “crab-eating course”.

Fahrradverleih Borkum

Bike rental

Always an experience – explore Borkum by bike. There is a bicycle rental service directly at the train station (Georg-Schütte-Platz) of the Borkumer Kleinbahn. The opening hours are from 08:00 to 18:00.

Wattwanderung auf Borkum

Mudflat walking

Start an interesting and very informative walk through the swallows of Borkum. Get acquainted with the abundance of flora and fauna in the nature reserve. View with us lapwings, sandpipers, ducks, different species of gulls, small sea creatures such as crabs and seaweeds.


Historical train

Experience a special train ride You can charter our historic fleet for a ride from Borkum Station to the port and back.

VVV op Borkum

If you want to stay longer than a day at Borkum, you can visit one of the many hotels, guesthouses, holiday homes or campsites. Information is given by the Tourist Office (VVV) on Borkum, opposite the station.

Opening hours from 08.30 – 12.30 and from 14.00 – 17.30 hours.

Phone. +49 0049 – 4922 – 9330

email:   kurverwaltung  borkum de