Langeoog (Low German: Long Island) is a German Island in the North Sea.
Aerial view of Langeoog from the north
|• Mayor||Uwe Garrels (Ind.)|
|• Total||19.67 km2 (7.59 sq mi)|
|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|• Density||91/km2 (240/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
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.
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.
The landmark of Langeoog is the Water-Tower, that was built in 1909 on top of a dune near the village.
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.
- Official site (in German)
- Langeoog Island Ferry (in German)
- Langeoog Online - Travel and Tourism Directory (in German)
- Online Magazine Langeoog Archived 2010-04-19 at the Wayback Machine (in German)
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