Cruising by Heligoland Cruises
Previously controlled by the Danish and then the British, Heligoland – the ‘Gibraltar of the North Sea’ – was a major German naval base in both World Wars. Extensively damaged by Allied bombing raids, the formerly flat islands are now pot-holed with blast craters and are fringed by distinctive red cliffs.
Regarded as one of Germany’s hidden gems, Heligoland is popular with birdwatching enthusiasts due to the large colonies of migrating birds which perch atop the vast cliffs and rock formations here during breeding season. The craggy Felswatt and Lange Anna red-rock formations are not-to-be-missed.
Cruises to Cruising by Heligoland
Easter Escape to Germany & the Lowlands • T2405
- Enjoy an Easter break spent discovering the delights of three arresting European cities
- Delve into the maritime heritage of Hamburg; explore Amsterdam’s canals; and revel in Bruges’ Flemish charm
- See maritime industry in action as you sail the River Elbe and the North Sea Canal