Discover Germany | Issue 21 | December 2014

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Discover Germany | Top Island Tip | Norderney

ever while the sea salt steam bath clears lungs and pores. A heated outdoor pool allows full exposure to the elements even on a cold winter day, while cosy hot water beds are part of the relaxing zones. An inviting lounge area caters for culinary needs. On the bade:haus Fire Level, a great mix of different saunas and steam rooms such as classic sauna, bio-sauna or Kelo-outdoor-sauna on the rooftop terrace spoil guests for choice. Once here, a must-try is the original Norderney mud bath. The third section of the bade:haus is dedicated to families and kids are most welcome to slide, splash, swim or just fool around here while fully absorbing the magic of H2O. After a relaxing day of Thalasso haven, what could be better than just walking up to your room in slippers and bathrobe?Yes, you can as the bade:haus offers a fine selection of contemporary apartments for your stay and in the luxury of a water bed, even sleep gets truly thalassic. The bade:haus is literally located 200 metres from the beach, and although Norderney is breathtakingly beautiful in the winter, there is no need to leave the bade:haus if you don’t want to.

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Explore Norderney Those eager to stretch their muscles see Norderney as a huge adventure playground ready to be explored by foot, bicycle, horse, boat, surfboard, kite and countless other options. Outdoor sports are big here and all levels are catered for. Walking along the endless white powder beach is one end of the spectrum, while the other extreme participates in a high-profile Windsurf World Cup. The possibilities are limitless and while the seasons change, the salty air filling the lungs never fails to make one feel energised. On the cultural side, Norderney’s event calendar is packed with great entertainment such as the Summertime@NORDERNEY Festival, which attracted 50,000 visitors per day back in August. December marks the start of the iconic“Winterzauber”[winter magic], which starts right after Christmas. Sparkling champagne, fresh oysters and plenty of other delights are served along the festive culinary mile under the wintery sky. If you feel hooked on Norderney please be aware: Once there, you may not want to leave again!