The island is home to three medieval protestant churches from the 12th and 13th centuries. St. Johannes Church in Nieblum is an elaborately decorated brick building and the largest church on the island, which is why it is sometimes referred to as the Friesendom (Frisian Cathedral). Its magnificent three-wing altar and detailed pulpit are well worth a visit. The local St. Laurentii Church in Süderende is located just a short walk from our "Altes Pastorat" hotel. Here too, a visit to the church and the cemetery with its old tombstones is well worthwhile. St. Nicolai Church in Wyk-Boldixum is adorned with a colourful, late-Gothic ceiling painting and an impressive statue of the patron saint of sailors, St. Nikolaus. One must also visit the cemetery with its "talking tombstones". These gravestones are filled with words and pictures telling of the lives of sailors and whalers.