Langeoog

municipality in Germany

Langeoog (Low German: Long Island) is a German Island in the North Sea.

Langeoog
Aerial view of Langeoog from the north
Aerial view of Langeoog from the north
Coat of arms of Langeoog
Coat of arms
Location of Langeoog within Wittmund district
Langeoog in WTM.svg
Langeoog is located in Germany
Langeoog
Langeoog
Langeoog is located in Lower Saxony
Langeoog
Langeoog
Coordinates: 53°44′54″N 7°28′47″E / 53.74833°N 7.47972°E / 53.74833; 7.47972Coordinates: 53°44′54″N 7°28′47″E / 53.74833°N 7.47972°E / 53.74833; 7.47972
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictWittmund
Government
 • MayorUwe Garrels (Ind.)
Area
 • Total19.67 km2 (7.59 sq mi)
Elevation
5 m (16 ft)
Population
 (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total1,790
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
26465
Dialling codes04972
Vehicle registrationWTM
Websitewww.langeoog.de

Langeoog is about 10 kilometers long (from east to west), has a 14 kilometer long beach and covers an area of about 20 km². There are about 2000 people living on Langeoog.

Inselbahn Langeoog (Island's Rail)

TrafficEdit

Cars are not allowed to drive on Langeoog. People on the Island use bikes. The port and the village are linked with a small railway, the so-called "Inselbahn" (Island's Rail). The Railway is about 2.4 kilometers long. The harbour of Langeoog is quite big. It was built in World War II by the German Navy. Today the harbour is used by ferries, that connect Langoog with the harbour of Bensersiel on the coast. The Langeoog harbour is also used by sailors, some fishermen and the German Society for Rescuing Ship-Wreckers. There is also a little airfield on Langeoog.

LandmarksEdit

 
Water-Tower with Lale Andersen's monument

The landmark of Langeoog is the Water-Tower, that was built in 1909 on top of a dune near the village.

TourismEdit

Tourism is the main source of income for Langeoog's economy. There are several hotels. The youth hostel can be found several kilometers outside the village.

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