Photos - Helgoland (Germany)
Helgoland is a tiny island in the North Sea (about 1.7 km2, 1600 inhabitants), which is special in many ways. Helgoland, a former posession of Denmark and Great Britain nowadays belongs to Germany and was heavily fought over during World War II. After the war the then uninhabited island was used as a bombing range, forming parts of the island (Mittelland) by one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions ever.
Helgoland is unique in its geology: the main island's characteristic red sedimentary rock in the middle of the German Bight is the only such formation of cliffs along the continental coast of the North Sea. These cliffs are home to thousands of birds, of which the guillemots are known best for their spectacular jumps into the sea.
Here you see Helgoland from space. Image courtesy of NASA WorldWind.
Leuchturm - Oberland
Close-up of Lange Anna
Unterland and the Dune Island
Unterland seen from the Harbour
The Dune Island
Lighthouse on the Dune Island