Set in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wadden Sea, the unique natural landscape of the North Sea island of Norderney attracts visitors throughout the year, also in winter times. As one of the ‘Green Destinations Top 100’ worldwide and only German winner of the international Quality Coast Gold Award, the second largest of the East Frisian islands is known not only for its Thalasso-based cures but also to beach lovers, bird watchers and to those seeking both relaxation and active recreation. In the winter time, Norderney likes to welcome anyone who wants to leave the Christmas stress behind and indulge in the island’s multiple special treats like the winter magic land Winterzauber on the Kurplatz square, a compact yet delightful New Year’s market, opening on 27 December. Culinary delights like hearty chorizo and regional seafood morsels, exquisite wines as well as alcohol-free cranberry punch attract the crowds from noon until evening.