Vacation on the North Sea: The best travel tips for the island of Helgoland

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It is actually a miracle that Heligoland still exists today. Because on April 18, 1947, British soldiers wanted to blow up the island’s military facilities. In doing so, they accepted the destruction of the entire island. Huge amounts of torpedo heads, depth charges, grenades and explosives were ignited. But despite severe damage, Heligoland remained. The British Air Force then used the island as a bomb dropping site until 1952. All of that is now a thing of the past – the island is alive and well and is a popular tourist destination.