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Morning mist in East Frisia
East Frisia or Eastern Friesland (German: Ostfriesland) is a historic, coastal region in the northwest of the German state of Lower Saxony. Today its picturesque landscape and offshore islands are popular with tourists. more…
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Borkum is the westernmost and largest of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands with an area of just under 31 square kilometres. Parts of the island and the neighbouring mudflats belong to the Lower Saxon Wadden Sea National Park. The island is also the site of the town of Borkum, which is a state-recognised North Sea spa town with numerous spa facilities.
Like all the other East Frisian Islands Borkum led a shadowy political and economic existence in the County of East Frisia within the Kingdom of Prussia until the upsurge in bathing in the 19th century. One exception was whale fishing on Borkum, which helped the island to become fairly wealthy in the 18th century, but which came to an end in 1782. The subsequent economic depression lasted several decades. Not until the advent of bathing tourism from around 1830, which took off after about 1870, was the situation reversed. The island has been almost entirely dependent on tourism since that time, enabling its inhabitants to earn a regular income. In 2011 249,742 holidaymakers visited Borkum spending a total of 2,266,456 nights on the island. more…
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... the 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron, based at Wittmund in East Frisia, was given the honorary title of Richthofen in 1964 in memory of the Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen? more…
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