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Sylt - the pearl of the North Sea

incl. relaxed arrival with the Syltferry

Sylt stands out. Not only as an island from the floods of the North Sea. Also because here, the landscapes of an entire continent can be experienced on just 100 square kilometres: Imposing steep coasts, majestic cliffs, wandering dunes, the amphibious Wadden Sea, salty meadows, blooming heath, fantastic beaches and the roaring sea. Everything there and ready to be discovered.

In addition, there are twelve towns, all with very different charm. Nature and environmental protection have long been a top priority here: A good half of the island is under a special protectorate. The Wadden Sea of Sylt is even a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is thus officially one of the most important natural monuments in the world.

The climate is also not stingy with its charms: in the breezes that the North Sea wind blows ashore, the minerals and trace elements of the sea water are floating, finely atomized by the surf. Almost forty kilometres of sandy beach border the western coast. Plenty of opportunity for an extended hike or for a bold leap into the refreshing surf.

Sylt not only keeps you fit. Sylt also puts you in a good mood. Because exercise in the midst of Sylt's nature releases plenty of happiness hormones. On the east and west coasts, surfers, kiters, and sailors glide over the waves. Others prefer solid ground under their feet and give in to their urge to move on the beach. Cyclists and hikers can choose from a 220 kilometer network and golfers can tee off on four golf courses.

For those who prefer just to watch: top sporting events such as the German Polo Masters Sylt or the Windsurf World Cup Sylt offer entertainment on an international level all year round.

On Sylt, you should definitely listen to your gut feeling, because the island shines as a culinary stronghold. More than 200 restaurants, from the casual beach bistro to the gourmet restaurant, look forward to pampering their guests both in summer and winter. Not only the many excellent restaurants attract gourmets from near and far. The products from the local sea and vegetable gardens have also long been on everyone's lips beyond the island's borders and shape the natural image.

The island also offers an extremely varied and challenging programme away from the sun, sand and beach chairs. Casual and relaxed, it strikes a balance between creative tradition and contemporary cultural projects. For years, events such as the Kampener Literatursommer or the Meerkabarett have enriched the cultural spectrum of the island with selected concerts and readings.

Further information around the vacation on Germany's northernmost island finds you on

Our excursion tips for your Sylt vacation

Here, you will find a fine selection of excursion tips on Sylt.

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Adventure centre Naturgewalten

In the Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten in List on Sylt you get exciting impressions of the forces of nature and experience them first hand...
Gästeführer Sylt Inselführung Geschichte

On the road with people

Captain (out of commission) Falk Eitner will show you Kampen and the island of Rømø in a very charming way - on a scenic and human level.