The main symbol of the East Frisian Island Langeoog is not a lighthouse, like it is common on other islands, it is a water tower. The tower is 18 meters high and offers a great view over the island - you can even see the lighthouses of Norderney and Wangerooge from up there. On the ground floor there is an exhibition about the history of the water tower and Langeoog in general.
In the Maritime Museum, you will learn everything about shipping and seafaring and have a look at a miniature model of Langeoog, built out of Lego bricks. For fans of model constructions, there are also models of ships like the “Gorch Fock”. Additionally the museum offers a permanent exhibition on the topic “garbage in the sea”, which is a very relevant issue today.
Langeoog also has a church with a 24.5-meter-high tower. The church is modeled on the forms of northern German brick Gothic and has been rebuilt several times since World War II. The nature of Langeoog can be experienced at special nature discovery points from where you can watch seals, birds and even porpoises.
Of course, the island also has a beautiful beach. You can enjoy different activities here. You might want to take a walk along the 14-kilometer-long coast or try different kind of sports like swimming, Thalasso-Beachwalking or other courses for every age. A team at the sports beach will instruct you.
From April to October there are birdwatching tours on Langeoog. Every spring and autumn there are thousands of migrating birds. On their journey between Africa and the Arctic they take a rest near the island to build up their stocks. You can either join one of the public tours or even book a private tour for yourself