EMBS T-shirts

In addition to the complimentary welcome packs that you will receive upon arrival at the conference, we had special EMBS anniversary t-shirts designed. These are on sale for 15 Euros and are available in sizes from S to XXL as well as some kids' sizes.

Please contact us should you want to place an order, so that we can have them printed before you arrive.

THIS IS A LIST OF OPTIONS YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM. BUT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GO ON ALL EXCURSIONS; SO PLEASE RESTRICT YOURSELF TO ONE OR TWO EXCURSIONS. THANKS IN ADVANCE.

Bunker tours

Helgoland was an important naval base during the Second World War. An extensive bunker system with several miles of tunnels criss-crossing the island were built. They were used to move weapons and equipment around but were also used by the population of Helgoland to shelter from bombardments. Some of these tunnels can be visited today and provide a chilling insight into war time Helgoland and a dark period in German history.

Seal watching

The dune island ('Düne') located just a short distance from the main island of Helgoland boasts a large colonie of seals with two different species. The Gray seal (also sometimes called horsehead seal) and the Harbour or Common Seal. These colonies can be approached to a distance of 30 metres so they present a wonderful opportunity to observe their behaviour and take some nice pictures. We will offer several occursions on Wednesday. You can book the tour online when registering for the EMBS.

Starting times:

15:00 (tour in english), 15:30 (German), 16:30 (english)

Guided island walks

Helgoland is a small island so you can pretty much all of it in one lovely walk. Several guided tours will be offered on Wednesday, that take you to sites on both levels of the island (called Oberland and Unterland) including the 'standing stone' Lange Anna (Long Anna). You will be able to enjoy panoramic views across the island and the sea in all directions.

As all other items in the Social programme the walking tours can be booked online when registering for the conference.