Beautiful North Sea coast in Germany: Greetsiel, Pilsum, Schillig, Hooksiel

On my long-distance hike along the coast, I discovered very pretty places.

The North Sea region is one of Germany’s best kept secrets. Tucked away in the north western corner of the country, this vast region is a dream come true for lovers of nature, adventure, and open spaces. The North Sea region is dotted with picture-perfect fine sand beaches, extensive wetlands and mudflats, and charming towns and villages. The unspoilt beauty and low-key atmosphere of the North Sea never fails to make a lasting impression on visitors, so if you choose to visit the region, you may fall in love with it too.

The beauty of Greetsiel

Greetsiel is a port town known for Greetsiel Harbor, with its seafood restaurants, traditional fishing boats, and 18th-century brick homes, many with family crests. I fell in love with it and am already planning another trip in June.

Just loved the laidback atmosphere, these pretty houses and the smell of fresh coffee and baked goods right at sunrise. This time, I will take my bike with me, though. 🥰🚴🏼‍♀️

The town is also gateway for visiting the Leyhörn Nature Reserve, which has a bird observation hut and walking trails, and the brightly painted Pilsum Lighthouse.

Though I went there via Emden, you can easily combine it with a long weekend trip in Greetsiel.

White sandy beaches 

You only have one first impression. That applies to both, people and places. I can still smell the fresh air, feel the rays of sunshine on my face and remember the all so positive vibes in Schillig and Hooksiel.


Both are breathtakingly beautiful beaches at the North Sea and are very quiet and peaceful in the early morning hours during off season.


You will never find me anywhere during high season, since I try to avoid large crowds. I like it quiet, private and calm. But Schillig and Hooksiel are both definitely worth a visit.


Exploring Alaska – Making a dream come true

“To the lover of wilderness, Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in the world.”

Life is too short for empty compromises. Hence, I am making one of my biggest dreams come true: exploring the great outdoors of Alaska. No internet, no civilization, no plans. Just me and my bike – and some gorgeous views.

Facts about Alaska

Alaska is the largest state (in area) in the United States. It became the 49th state in the Union in 1959 after being purchased from Russia in 1867.

Acquired by the United States in 1867, the territory was dubbed “Seward’s Folly” after U.S. Secretary of State William Seward, who arranged to purchase the land from Russia. Critics of the purchase believed that the land had nothing to offer, but the discovery of gold in the 1890s created a stampede of prospectors and settlers.

Alaska is bounded by the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean to the north; Canada’s Yukon Territory and British Columbia province to the east; the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the south; the Bering Strait and the Bering Sea to the west; and the Chukchi Sea to the northwest. The capital is Juneau. (source:

There are more than 3,000 rivers and 3,000,000 lakes in Alaska. AND, pretty impressive: it has about 100,000 glaciers, covering 5% of the state. Right now, I cannot really tell you where I will end up and where the trails will take me. I will be offline for quite a while, simply living my dream.

In the end I will stop by at the Knik River Lodge, refueling my energy, just inhaling the fresh air, simply living life.

But I promise: some time later in September I will share my personal highlights and travel tips with you. Until then: enjoy the mountains!

Nature is home!


photo credits: Knik River Lodge,, Munich Mountain Rebel