Photos - Helgoland (Germany) 

Helgoland is a tiny island in the North Sea (about 1.7 km2, 1600 inhabitants), which is special in many ways. Helgoland, a former posession of Denmark and Great Britain nowadays belongs to Germany and was heavily fought over during World War II. After the war the then uninhabited island was used as a bombing range, forming parts of the island (Mittelland) by one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions ever.

Helgoland is unique in its geology: the main island's characteristic red sedimentary rock in the middle of the German Bight is the only such formation of cliffs along the continental coast of the North Sea. These cliffs are home to thousands of birds, of which the guillemots are known best for their spectacular jumps into the sea.

If you are planning to visit Helgoland you may be interested in having a quick look at several photos it. Click on the links below to view the pictures. We have taken any attempt to provide exact (GPS-based) coordinates of the positions where the photos have been taken.

Here you see Helgoland from space. Image courtesy of NASA WorldWind.
Bird's-eye View
Eurasian Oystercatcher
Northern Gannet
Common Seal
Parish Church
Leuchturm - Oberland
Lange Anna
Close-up of Lange Anna
Unterland and the Dune Island
Unterland seen from the Harbour
The Pier
Landing Place
The Dune Island
Helgoland Airport
Lighthouse on the Dune Island
Public Telephone