Center for Scientific Diving

Center for Scientific Diving

(Haus B)
Am Binnenhafen 1117
27498 Helgoland

AWI Helgoland

AWI Helgoland

Kurpromenade 201
27498 Helgoland

Gästehaus Wilhelm-Mielck-Haus

Kurpromenade 1450
27498 Helgoland

Ökolabor

Ökolabor

Ostkaje 1118
27498 Helgoland

Research on Germany’s only island located the open sea: Scientists at the Biological Institute Helgoland (BAH) of the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research study biotic communities in the North Sea. Helgoland is the only German island located in the open sea, approximately 70 kilometers from the mainland. The rocky mudflat and the 35 square kilometer large submarine cliff landscape are home to the richest flora and fauna of the German coast – an oasis. Since 1892 scientists investigate this unique environment and since 1998 the Biological Institute Helgoland belongs to the Alfred Wegener Institute.

How to get here

The island of Helgoland can be reached by ship (from 1.5 to 2.5 hours) and by airplane (approx. 20 minutes) from the mainland. Find all important travel information on helgoland.de

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Contact

 

Postal address
Biologische Anstalt Helgoland
Postfach 180
27483 Helgoland / Germany
++49 (0) 47 25 / 819-0
++49 (0) 47 25 / 32 83

 

 

Glimpses of Helgoland

Helgoland is the only German island located in the open sea, approximately 70 kilometers from the mainland. The rocky mudflat and the 35 square kilometer large submarine cliff landscape are home to the richest flora and fauna of the German coast – an oasis. Since 1892 scientists investigate this unique environment and since 1998 the Biological Institute Helgoland belongs to the Alfred Wegener Institute.