Is there still a car-free place in Europe? If you want a holiday without traffic jams, head to Baltrum in the Wadden Sea. The island’s 600 inhabitants use bicycles for transportation, and visitors go sightseeing on horse-drawn carriages. The roads are nameless streets, and the only vehicles allowed are for emergency use and coastal protection. Separated by tidal channels from nearby islands Langeoog and Norderney, Baltrum is a 6.5-sq-km (2.5-sq-mi) barrier island with 4 km (2.5 mi) of beaches, offshore sandbanks, a world-class spa center, an airstrip, and a ferry terminal. The Lower Saxony Wadden Sea National Park is a popular destination for tourists. Haus an der Aussichtsdüne, a viewing platform on top of the highest coastal dune, is also a marvelous spot for intrepid travelers. For accommodations, check out the best Airbnb vacation rentals in Baltrum, Germany.
This garden-level flat is in a central location on the island and is more than suitable for one to two guests. The double bed comes with a mattress that will let you sleep like a baby. The kitchenette is equipped for preparing meals, and there is a stocked bathroom. Toys and books are available if you are traveling with a child. You can leave baby equipment behind and pack lightly. A crib, stroller, and high chair are ready for use.
This holiday home has a terrace with sea views. It’s a small place, but you will find that everything is in order, and you’re in for a pleasant stay.
Ferienwohnung auf der Insel; Nordstrand Whg 3Baltrum, Lower Saxony, Germany
This self-contained Airbnb is a top pick for a solo traveler, a couple on holiday, or a small family with an infant. It is a waterfront property with a stocked kitchen-cum-living room and one bedroom. The outdoor area with barbecue facilities is accessible to guests. Supplies are near at hand, and dining places are within walking distance.
Aside from cooking and lodging essentials, baby equipment and toys are provided by the thoughtful host. Islanders are known for their generosity, so don’t hesitate to ask the host for recommendations on what to do for fun at night after spending the day at the beach. You can walk to the shoreline not too far away from the property. Here, you can spend a carefree vacation under pleasant skies.
Sonne, Strand und Meer, Seevilla Wietjes Whg 6Baltrum, Niedersachsen, Germany
Five guests will feel comfortable in this two-bedroom hideaway in Baltrum. It’s a private enclave where you are free to rest and relax. The living room is spacious, and you may use the refrigerator to store drinks and fresh ingredients for camping out on the beach.
After spending hours in the sun, you can use the room’s darkening shades to take a nap before heading off to the observation platform or marine park. You can rely on the host to recommend family-friendly entertainment during your stay. The islanders are always warm and welcoming to guests. Souvenir shops and retail centers are within walking distance of this property.
Sonne, Strand und Meer, Seevilla Wietjes Whg 5Baltrum, Lower Saxony, Germany
You are invited to switch off and plug into the island’s quiet energy in this double room for two guests. Aside from cozy accommodations, this reputable establishment in Baltrum has strategically placed beach chairs where guests can relax while feasting their eyes on the tranquil waters of the Wadden Sea.
Enjoy the breakfast buffet, then spend time in the conservatory or a windproof seating area before your first ride in a horse-drawn carriage. Find your way to House Elfriede and feel at home as soon as your Airbnb hosts offer their warm welcome.
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Discover a new oasis off the coast of East Frisia
Expansive coastlines and views of the sea from every window await guests in Baltrum. When you have time to spare, make your way to this oasis in the Wadden Sea. Bring your family to a place that is far removed from your everyday experiences. At Baltrum, you can leave your cares behind and unwind.
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