Borkum is a German island and one of the East Frisian Wadden Islands. The island attracts a great many tourists eager to enjoy sun, sea and sand in the summer. Borkum is somewhat more metropolitan than the other small towns on the Dutch Wadden Islands. The buildings along the coast are larger, and it operates a small train. An airport for light aircraft is located in the middle of the island.
Borkum is famous for its delightful fresh air and has a number of sanatoriums that are particularly appealing for those who suffer from respiratory ailments. The air in Borkum is rich in iodine and salts. This also means you will very much enjoy hiking and biking here.