Germany's Heligoland Island
islands without cars

Mon, Jul 22 10:30 A.M. NH Create (11.4)  

Located between 30 and 40 miles off the North German coast, and about 100 miles north-west of Hamburg, Heligoland (Helgoland in German) is a rocky island in the North Sea and Germany's only non-coastal island. It features vertical cliffs dropping nearly 200 feet into the waters below and is the only such formation in the North Sea. Possession of the island changed hands several times between Germany, Denmark and Great Britain. And many of the possessions of the possessors ended up bombed into the ocean in 1947 as Great Britain used the former enemy territory for target practice in what was the largest non-nuclear explosion in history. But the islanders returned and rebuilt this unique place, even making unique jewelry out of the fragments of its past that wash up on its shores daily. Except for two taxis and a police car, automobiles are verboten. But access to the "upper land" (from the port or "lower land") is made comfortable by an elevator cut into the rock. Or there are between 184 and 260 steps on three different stairways connecting the lower port with the upper grazing parts of the island.

Episode Duration: 26 minutes and 46 seconds

Episode Number: 205

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Mon, Jul 22 10:30 A.M. Germany's Heligoland Island     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Jul 22 5:30 P.M. Germany's Heligoland Island     NH Create (11.4)
Mon, Jul 22 10:30 P.M. Germany's Heligoland Island     NH Create (11.4)

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The unique new travel series ISLANDS WITHOUT CARS takes a rare and whimsical look at life without cars, buses or trains.

On small, remote and sparsely populated isles scattered throughout Europe, most of the inhabitants travel and transport goods by donkey, bicycle and other non-motorized vehicles.

It may seem like a bygone era, but for some, it is a modern reality.

The six-part series offers a fun and engaging look at the remote islands of Hydra (Greece), Sark (Channel Islands), Inish Meain (Ireland), the Aeolians (Italy), Zlarin and Krapanj (Croatia), and Porquerroles (France) through the eyes of a youthful and vibrant host.


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Mon, Jul 22 10:30 A.M. Germany's Heligoland Island     NH Create (11.4)
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