The North Sea spa Spiekeroog is one of the East Frisian islands in the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea and lies between Langeoog and Wangerooge. The island has an area of 18.25 square kilometers. The closest distance to the mainland is 5.7 kilometers. The community belongs to the district Spiekeroog Wittmund. The island is free of cars and connected by a ferry crossing with the Sielhafen Neuharlingersiel. Spiekeroog is the only one of the seven inhabited East Frisian Islands no airfield. In the port area is a landing pad for helicopters with all the standard is set. For cycling, there are limitations. On Spiekeroog constantly living about 800 inhabitants, crucial economic factor is tourism. The origin of the name Spiekeroog, first documented in 1398 mentioned as Spickeroch is controversial.
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