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The Halligen are a series of ten small islands in Germany's North Sea. The islands are circled around a larger one on the North Sea, Pellworm. A Halligen holiday home will open up the opportunity to visit other islands nearby, such as Amrum, among many others. The landscape and wildlife here is not only impressive, but also quite unusual. Intriguing species of flora and fauna which have survived despite the salt water, are to be seen on these islands. A holiday rental Halligan gives tourists the chance to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life and really make the most of fresh air and a rural location in the truest sense.
These islands carry an extraordinary history, largely incomparable to that of any other place in the world. Only six of the ten islands are inhabited by locals. They have only had access to drinking water and electricity since the 1960s, due to greater links to the mainland. Before this they relied on gathering rain water to nourish plants and livestock. The people of the Halligan islands even used to have their own language, a north Frisian dialect which has now been heavily influenced by High German and other Frisian dialects. Yet they still maintain their own culture and traditions. Those staying in a Halligen holiday letting will be pleased to know that the locals are likely to be happy to share this with tourists, including the traditional dress. Many people decide to visit on a day-trip from Schleswig-Holstein on the mainland, but in Langeneß it's possible to stay and really get under the skin of these most intriguing islands.
A holiday home on Halligen will give you the chance to really get out there and experience the tranquility of nature. There is a variety of birds, so this is an ideal area for bird-watching. The bird sanctuary Habel cannot even be visited directly, but you can see a range of rare species. Walking and cycling are also potential options on these islands – you can island hop and see a lot in a short space of time in this way.
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