Travel Photo Journal: Wittdün auf Amrum, Germany

I first visited Amrum in 1972 as a teenaged student and was immediately captivated by its unique nature. Since I was there working for the summer in the youth hostel, I got to know the island and its idiosyncrasies very well.

I have since revisited a couple of times, most recently in 2003 when these pictures were taken. Most of the island is made up of sand dunes, which are officially protected, since erosion is a serious problem. In the winter, this is a pretty desolate place since tourism is the island’s main source of business and only a few hardy locals live here year-round. Wittdün, in the south is the main settlement but there are two other small villages, Nebel, somewhat in the centre, and Nordorf, as its name suggests, on the northern tip towards Westerland.

If you get the chance, I highly recommend a visit


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