The former port of Friedrichskoog has been closed since 2015. The previous barrage, which connected it with the Elbe and the North Sea, was converted into a pumping station which is no longer passable for water vehicles. However, the Sportbootclub Friedrichskoog e.V. still operates its emergency landing stage. Coming from the sea, it is located on the starboard side of the old harbour tidal channel directly in front of the pumping station. Guests as well as boat owners of the SBC Friedrichskoog can moor there. Due to tides, shoals, lack of bumps and the already difficult area, the club advises only experienced skippers with boats suitable for tidal flats and correspondingly shallow draught to approach the jetty. Further information can be obtained from the Sportbootclub Friedrichskoog in the clubhouse at the old harbour during the opening hours (usually from 11.00 to 12.00 and from 18.00 to 20.00, otherwise as required) under Tel. 04854 1872 or directly from the chairman Björn Feil under Tel. 04854 904430 or 0171 7992267.
For further information please visit the homepage of the Sportbootclub Friedrichskoog. www.sbc-friedrichskoog.de/
On the south side of the harbour, you will find the world’s largest whale, with a large indoor playground in its stomach. ‘Willi the Whale’ is 130 m long and 20 m wide. He offers a wide array of recreational opportunities for children and adults. www.wal-friedrichskoog.de
The National Park Centre ‘Schutzstation Wattenmeer’ (Wattenmeer Conservation Station) in Friedrichskoog, which also houses an information centre, can be found at the ‘Südseite Hafen’ (Southside Harbour). www.schutzstation-wattenmeer.de
The Seal Centre Friedrichskoog is the only centre in Schleswig-Holstein authorised to accept abandoned, sick, or injured seals. Here, the animals can be monitored in large pools very similar to their natural habitat. It is especially interesting to visit during feeding time. www.seehundstation-friedrichskoog.de
The 2.2 km Trischen Dam at the tip of the small peninsula belonging to Friedrichskoog is a very popular vantage point. The swimming beach at the tip of the Friedrichskoog peninsula is monitored by lifeguards and has beach chairs, a designated nude beach section, and a designated dog beach section. Maritime event highlight: Friedrichskoog Crab Market www.friedrichskoog.de