Helgoland Tourism

Heligoland (German: Helgoland; Heligolandic Frisian: deät Lun ["the Land"]) is a small German archipelago in the North Sea. The islands were at one time Danish and later British possessions. The islands (population 1,127) are located in the Heligoland Bight (part of the German Bight) in the southeastern corner of the North Sea. The islands are the only German islands not in the immediate vicinity of the mainland. They lie approximately 69 kilometres (43 miles) by sea from Cuxhaven at the mouth of the River Elbe. During the period of British possession, the lyrics to the song known as "Deutschland über alles", which became the national anthem of Germany, were written on the island by August Heinrich Hoffmann in 1841, while he was vacationing there (the third verse of this song is still Germany's national anthem). In addition to German, the local population, who are ethnic Frisians, speak the Heligolandic dialect of the North Frisian language called Halunder. Heligoland used to be called Heyligeland, or "holy land", possibly due to the island's long association with the god Forseti.


Find crucial information and trip planning details about Helgoland, which is a city in Germany. A gripping city on its own right, Hamburg also deserves a visit. Hamburg is bestowed with interesting set of attractions like St Michaels Church, Planten Un Blomen, Speicherstadt. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Helgoland.

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