Taking the ferry towards the island of Langeoog is like stepping through a gate into quite a different world – a calmer and slower one. The East Frisian island has its own and more relaxed way of life, cars for example are not allowed here. The island is a place for lovers of nature and bird watchers as well as sports enthusiasts. Langeoog may not be very far from the mainland – the southernmost part of the island is only four kilometres away from the East Frisian coast in Germany – but the rhythm here is a different one: The sea and its tides determine everything on the island.