Fehmarn is a German island in the Baltic Sea, off the eastern coast of Schleswig-Holstein. It has an area of 185 km2 and its coastline stretches 78 km.
Known as one of the sunniest places in Germany, Fehmarn enjoys around 2,200 hours of sunshine each year.
The island is a popular place for ornithologists to visit, as there are bird reserves for the large variety of migratory birds, overseen by the NABU conservation center at the Wallnau Waterbird Reserve. More than 200 different species live or visit here annually.
On the island there are several small villages and a town called Burg. In the summer, visitors can enjoy its ten wind surf and kite surf spots, as well as cycling and hiking tracks, horse-riding, sailing, diving and fishing. There’s also an annual KiteSurf trophy event.
There are wellness and recreation facilities including seawater pools, relaxation pools and saunas.
In Burg there is also large aquarium with 40 fish tanks.
Fehmarn is connected to the German mainland by a road and rail bridge which crosses the Fehmarn Sound. Ferries also sun for Puttgarden in Germany or Rødbyhavn, Denmark.