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Insel Sylt
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Insel Sylt
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Insel Sylt
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Insel Sylt

Sylt, the island of longing for all those who are looking for beach relaxation in the far north of Germany and want to experience both the originality and the elemental forces of nature. Of all this and much more sea, the Frisian island has a lot of unique things to offer.

Chic and natural

Situated only about 220 km from Hamburg, Sylt fascinates with its unmistakable mixture of the well-off and the pristine, the comfortable and the active - through the Wadden Sea, along the fine sandy beach or strolling through Westerland. The uniqueness of the famous northernmost German island is found in its diversity, which extends to 12 towns: List, Kampen, Wenningstedt, Braderup, Westerland, Munkmarsch, Tinnum, Keitum, Archsum, Morsum, Rantum and Hörnum. Each part of the North Frisian island guards its own treasure worth seeing.

So versatile, so Sylt

Starting with the island's capital Westerland, which is not only a seaside resort and high-society stomping ground, but also offers sporting highlights such as the Windsurf World Cup.

On to List, which is not only home to Europe's largest continuous area of shifting sand dunes, but is also the perfect starting point for a day trip to nearby Denmark. In good weather, you can even see Denmark with the naked eye from Lister Ellenbogen. For those who like animals, a boat trip from List to the tranquil seal banks is recommended.

Not to forget: the Morsum cliff, Schleswig-Holstein's oldest nature reserve and one of the most popular photo motifs on Sylt.

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