Sylt - a perfect island for holiday

Sylt is an island in northern Germany, part of Nordfriesland district, Schleswig-Holstein, and well known for the distinctive shape of its shoreline. It belongs to the North Frisian Islands and is the largest island in North Frisian. The northernmost island of Germany, it is known for its tourist resorts, notably Westerland, Kampen and Wenningstedt-Braderup, as well as for its 40-kilometre-long  sandy beach.

It is frequently covered by the media in connection with its exposed situation in the North Sea and its ongoing loss of land during storm tides. Sylt means in Danish "Herring".

Sylt is the most expensive island in Germany, so plan your budget accordingly. That being said, the expensive things are mostly lavish holiday apartments and champagne at the high prized bars and restaurants, so you can mitigate the impact somewhat by avoiding those.

How to reach Sylt?

By train, by plane, by car, by boat...

There are three air lines for Sylt - Air Berlin, Tui and Lufthansa...

What to visit on Sylt?

Westerland

Westerland is a seaside resort and a former municipality located on the German North Sea island of Sylt. It is the largest resort on the island, the local transportation hub and the centre of Sylt's tourist industry.

 

The major attraction at Westerland is the beach and the 6-kilometre-long promenade with its Musikmuschel music pavilion. The city has 30 listed historic buildings and another 150 that are considered of special historic or architectural value. These include the Kurhaus from 1897, now housing the municipal administration and a casino.

Frisian-style houses with thatched roofs

Sylt also features many Frisian-style houses with thatched roofs. The durability of these thatched roofs is about 25-30 years...

Dunes

You can go hiking there with a guide... Very lovely and beautiful...

List on Sylt

List is the northernmost municipality of Germany, located at the northern tip of the island of Sylt. The village is surrounded by dunes and heath, most of them protected nature reserves. Nearby is the only shifting sand dune in Germany. Out of roughly 2,700 inhabitants, only around 1,600 are permanent residents, the remainder being owners of secondary homes.

Hörnum

Hörnum's original functio is as a military town which has been completely replaced by tourism as the main means of income. The beaches east and west of the village, the port and the dunes provide the village's assets. The attraction is hiking around the Hörnum-Odde, the island's southernmost edge, which due to erosion is constantly shrinking. In the storm Erwin in winter 2005 alone, the Hörnum-Odde lost 20 metres of land. From this southern headland, the neighbouring islands of Föhr and Amrum are visible.

What else to do there?

There are several sports activity on offer:

  • Spas
  • Wade hiking between Amrum and Föhr
  • Cycling
  • Adler-Ship-Tours to Amrum, Haalig Hooge, Halligkreuzfahrt and so on
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Golf
  • Sup yoga
  • Kitesurfing and so on...

Purchasing

The best and special purchases you can do in Kampen. Kampen is a municipality and a city  located in the North West of Overijssel. Kampen has one of the best preserved old town centres of the Netherlands, including remains of the ancient city wall (of which three gates are still standing) and numerous churches. Also notable are the three bridges.

Meal

Sea air makes you hungry, but that’s no problem on Sylt: More than 200 eating-places, from beach bistros to rustic pubs to elegant gourmet restaurants, spoil you for choice and offer something to suit all tastes and budgets.

 

Especially the sea food is here very appreciable... Fisch, herrings, mixture of salmon or herring salads...

Gosch

Jürgen Gosch is a German innkeeper, fishmonger and entrepreneur. He is the founder and managing director of the group of companies Gosch, which operates fish restaurants on the island of Sylt and in many other cities in Germany itself, partly in the Franchisesystem operates

Gosch completed an apprenticeship as a mason. In 1966 he was commissioned by a construction company for the first time to Sylt, where he sold fish as a bricklayer after a night out of a belly. Until 1972, he was on the road as a flying dealer, then, with a sales van, he opened a snack at the harbour in List on Sylt, claiming to be the "northernmost fishing village in Germany." 

 

From the 1980s, Gosch initially expanded on the island and established branches in Westerland, List and Wenningstedt. A short time later, the first branches were added in Hamburg, Berlin and Düsseldorf. Today he has eleven companies on Sylt and 20 franchisees throughout Germany as well as an online shipping for fish and seafood. The cruise ships Mein Schiff 1-5 also offer a restaurant Gosch Sylt. 

In January 2013, Gosch rented the Café Keese on the Hamburg Reeperbahn. On Easter 2013, the rooms "The most sinful fishbuck in the world" were opened. Gosch leased the property from the controversial entrepreneur and economic criminal Burim Osmani. 

Have you ever been to North Germany on Sylt?

 

Did you like this expensive and chic island? What did you see there?

 

Anyway,

 

Live Stylish!

Stay Healthy!

  Eat Organic!                                                     

   Be Natural! 

 

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Comments: 45
  • #1

    Isy (Saturday, 14 October 2017 13:34)

    So interesting!
    Have a great weekend!

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  • #2

    Julia (Saturday, 14 October 2017 15:37)

    Thanks for sharing this interesting post! I have never heard of Sylt before but it looks like a great place to visit and those thatched houses are so pretty!
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  • #3

    Isabella (Saturday, 14 October 2017 16:01)

    Hallo meine Liebe,
    ich mag Sylt auch so gerne, besonders die Sansibar hat es mir angetan :)
    Hab ein wunderschönes Wochenende:)
    Lg
    Isa
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  • #4

    Królowa Karo (Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:28)

    Very similar to the polish coast.

  • #5

    Jess Fairday's Blog (Saturday, 14 October 2017 17:46)

    I have never been to North Germany- but boy does it look beautiful. I love the style of the homes. Thanks for sharing. :)

  • #6

    Justyna (Saturday, 14 October 2017 19:32)

    Beautiful place :)!!!

  • #7

    The Orangutan Librarian (Saturday, 14 October 2017 23:20)

    Looks really lovely!!

  • #8

    Carolina G. ticala (Saturday, 14 October 2017 23:25)

    Very nice pics! ❤️❤️❤️

  • #9

    Jana Zimmermann (Sunday, 15 October 2017 05:40)

    Guten Morgen, oh, ich mag die Ost- und Nordseeküste total gern. Vielen Dank für die schönen Bilder! Ich wünsche Dir einen schönen Sonntag. Liebe Grüße Jana

  • #10

    Rosaria (Sunday, 15 October 2017 05:46)

    Bellissimo post complimenti cara

  • #11

    D.A.Cairns (Sunday, 15 October 2017 07:31)

    That was very interesting especially because, and this will perhaps make me sound a little dumb, I did not know there were any islands in Germany. If I ever get to that part of the world, I'll certainly check it out based on your recommendation.

  • #12

    Shweta (Sunday, 15 October 2017 08:08)

    Great information!!

  • #13

    stylefrontier (Sunday, 15 October 2017 12:18)

    it looks so interesting!
    so many pretty buildings

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  • #14

    Paola (Sunday, 15 October 2017 12:37)

    I would like to visit Sylt!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  • #15

    LoveT. (Sunday, 15 October 2017 13:54)

    Sylt ist ein Highlight!

    Liebe Grüße :)

  • #16

    A Cuban In London (Sunday, 15 October 2017 14:47)

    I remember when I began to study German that this was one of the more surprising pieces of information. That there were islands in Germany. Lovely post. This island sounds a bit like Italy's Amalfi coast, quite posh. :-)

    Greetings from London.

  • #17

    Joanna (Sunday, 15 October 2017 15:24)

    I didn't know this island. It looks beautiful.

    Kisses

  • #18

    Lana_SHON (Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:53)

    Ja, die Sansibar ist wirklich etwas Besonderes... Ich gehe gerne hin.

  • #19

    Mel (Sunday, 15 October 2017 16:56)

    I was already on this Island, it was very nice there. It was interesting to recognise that if you travel by car and want to get to the island you have to load your car on train, because there is no road to the island. But car trains go very often, so thats no Problem. I think every half an hour.

  • #20

    Kati (Sunday, 15 October 2017 18:07)

    Jaja, Sylt ist ja wirklich das Lieblingsurlaubsziel von so, so vielen Leuten!

    -Kati
    http://www.almoststylish.de/

  • #21

    Amira (Sunday, 15 October 2017 20:53)

    Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

  • #22

    Lorna (Sunday, 15 October 2017 22:02)

    I've never been there but it looks so cool!

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  • #23

    The Yum List (Monday, 16 October 2017 01:43)

    Thanks for the introduction. I've never heard of this island before your post.

  • #24

    krishna (Monday, 16 October 2017 04:54)

    Wow!! such a beautiful place.. in my life if I get chance, I will definitely visit ..

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  • #25

    ilijacfashion (Monday, 16 October 2017 11:30)

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  • #26

    Vika (Monday, 16 October 2017 12:33)

    Очень аппетитные фото)

  • #27

    Eleine (Monday, 16 October 2017 13:17)

    Great post dear!

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  • #28

    Amanda Mércuri (Monday, 16 October 2017 13:42)

    ;)

    Parece ser um lugar legal!

    Ótima segunda!

    Beijo! ^^

  • #29

    Marisa Raquel Rocha Fonseca (Monday, 16 October 2017 13:53)

    I didn´t know this city! Thanks for sharing! xx
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  • #30

    yesimlehertelden (Monday, 16 October 2017 14:24)

    it was a beautiful holiday post ;)

  • #31

    carmy (Monday, 16 October 2017 15:49)

    so nice :)

  • #32

    Florentina (Monday, 16 October 2017 18:48)

    Wow, this place a true paradise, such beautiful things to see, such great experiences to live and such delicious things to eat! Signed it in my agenda! Thanks for sharing!
    Wish you a beautiful evening!
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  • #33

    NATALIA (Monday, 16 October 2017 20:44)

    I will love visit Germany. I never have been there. Beautiful photos. Thanks for post. Kisses

  • #34

    Isy (Monday, 16 October 2017 21:24)

    So great!
    Have a great week!

    Bjxxx
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  • #35

    Lisa Isabella Russo (Monday, 16 October 2017 21:59)

    It looks like an amazing place to visit! I love seaside locations.

  • #36

    Mia (Tuesday, 17 October 2017 02:19)

    I haven't been to this island, Shon, but it sounds a great place! Thank you for sharing all these useful information, my friend.

  • #37

    Наталья Белогловская (Tuesday, 17 October 2017 08:40)

    Thanks for the introduction.

  • #38

    sibaritismosdeinma (Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:29)

    lo habras pasado muy bien, que bonito

  • #39

    Lizzy (Tuesday, 17 October 2017 14:37)

    great!

  • #40

    Lindsey (Tuesday, 17 October 2017 17:37)

    I have not been to Germany! But when I visit one day, I would also love to see Sylt. It looks amazing. Hörnum-Odde looks very nice! And I love the thatched roofs. :)

  • #41

    Ashley (Tuesday, 17 October 2017 18:50)

    This looks like such a fun place!

    -Ashley
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  • #42

    Marc (Friday, 20 October 2017 19:14)

    Super Ort für Essen und Parties. Der Platz ist nicht billig, aber man sollte unbedingt mal einen Besuch machen.

  • #43

    Jackie Harrison (Saturday, 21 October 2017 00:53)

    Lovely

  • #44

    Patryk | Blog o żywieniu zbiorowym (Saturday, 21 October 2017 12:18)

    I like to travel. I was not in Sylt. This is an interesting place to visit. Interesting post :)

    Regards
    Patryk

  • #45

    Claire (Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:52)

    This must be really beautiful place! I hear about Sylt for the first time :-)
    Baltic Sea is awesome, my favourite beaches are in Gdynia, Poland!