Borkum (GER)

The German island of Borkum is located in the North Sea and can be reached by ferry boat within two hours or by catamaran within one hour from Emden. Borkum belongs to the seven East Frisian Islands and is surrounded by the Waddensea, part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

Borkum is the perfect island for sunbathing, beach sports & leisure, and culture and excitement. Your experience on the island is yours for the choosing. Check out our tips and recommendations for inspiration.

Scroll down for more information about Borkum, the most colourful of the East Frisian islands.

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Day trip

Welcome to Borkum: the ideal island for a day at the beach. Travel up to the island in the morning and be back at your holiday home on the mainland for supper!

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Multi-day stay

Of course many options are available for overnight stays on Borkum. Borkum boasts dozens of hotels, guest houses and other accommodations, not to mention camping.

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Thanks to the tide-independent year-round ferry schedule, Borkum is an attractive getaway destination at any time of the year. The company AG EMS offers ferry service on its car ferries and on a high-speed catamaran from Emden (Germany) and Eemshaven (Netherlands) to the largest of the East Frisian Islands. Both ports offer daily parking as well as long-term parking garages in the immediate vicinity of the ferry terminals. The Borkum quay in Emden is easily accessible by the German national rail service. The train stops in the immediate vicinity of the ferry terminal.

Schedule & tickets


For questions about ferry tickets, prices and departure times:

Borkumanleger 6
26723 Emden
Phone: +49 (0)1805-180182*
email: info‎@‎
Privacy Statement (PDF)

Borkum Tourist Information Office
Georg-Schütte-Platz 5
26757 Borkum
Phone: +49 (0)4922 933-0
email: info‎@‎

*14 ct/min within the German fixed network, max. 42 ct/min within the German cellular network. Costs for calls from abroad may vary. Please contact your telephone company for further details.

AG EMS has a Facebook page and Twitter account available in German. But we are also happy to hear from our English-speaking customers, so please feel free to contact us or share your thoughts, experiences and photos from your holiday! Naturally we will provide everyone with feedback.