Sylt Travel Guide

  • Posh captain's house in Keitum
    Posh captain's house in Keitum
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  • Sylt Beach
    Sylt Beach
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  • House on Sylt
    House on Sylt
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Sylt Things to Do

  • Winter Beach Walks

    Is there any better way to recharge one's batteries than a walk along a beach? I doubt it! Fortunately, Sylt offers plenty of opportunities to do that. The 40km long beach on its west side is the perfect spot for some long walks, for instance from the sea esplanade in Westerland up to Wenningstedt or even Kampen. The former amounts to some 4km, the...

  • Lighthouses

    Despite its rather small size, Sylt has four "real" lighthouses. There's also a smaller so-called "Quermarkenfeuer" which was decommissioned in 1975. The real lighthouses are:Leuchtturm Hörnum (Hörnum Lighthouse)Built in 1907, this is the island's youngest lighthouse and probably the most easily visible as well as it doesn't timidly hide in the...

  • Delightful Hörnum

    Hörnum is Sylt's southernmost village, and according to the island's website also its windiest point. Above all, however, it's a village as delightful as possible. Scattered over the vast sand dunes of the Hörnum Odde, a nature reserve since 1972, are the reed-covered houses of the village. Unlike in the other villages, Hörnum's houses are not...

  • Germany's northernmost point

    The curiously-shaped northern hook of Sylt, aptly named the List Elbow (Lister Ellenbogen) is Germany's northernmost point. This alone would justify a visit, but there's more to it. First and foremost, it's a wonderful nature reserve with lots of dunes and spectacular panoramic views aplenty. Then there are two cute lighthouses which are visible...

  • Uwedüne: Sylt's highest point

    Uwedüne is conveniently located in the middle of the island, in the very posh village of Kampen. At 52.5m above sea level, it's the highest point of the island and makes for great panoramic views in all directions. When the weather conditions are good, you can see both the northernmost tip near List and the southernmost tip in Hörnum from up here....

  • THE place to be in Westerland: Sylter...

    If for whatever reason you were to spend your time on Sylt exclusively in Westerland, this should be your main port of call! Sylter Welle (Sylt Wave) is a huge waterpark with an even better sauna. Germans, unlike Finns, enjoy a visit to the sauna mainly to relax, so most "sauna landscapes" as we often call them (Saunalandschaften in German) are...


    Magnificent Friesian homes and quaint Thatched roofs, rustic stone walls and winding paths, the silhouette of the dike on the south and north of the Wadden Sea: Keitum isn unquestionably one of the most beautiful villages on Sylt . Once the retirement home for Sylter Masters contends that the secluded place today, the apt nickname "The green heart...


    Cycling on Sylt is fun.Startingpoint for this route is the harbour-kiosk in Rantum.You can start here with a fresh cup of coffe, or f.i. thea, and then on the top of the dike cycleto the left on the dike.On your left hand the Rantum-becken. This lake was made for the waterplanes in theearlier years of 1930. And on your right hand the Waddensea....


    Cycling on Sylt is fun.Enjoy the sceneric landscape when you cycle to the south. On the right hand the dunes, and on your left hand magnificient views on the wadden sea. When you start in Westerland there are nice cycle-path along the road.Take from Rantum to Hörnum the gravelpath that follows the old railway path to the south.The gravel is ok for...


Sylt Hotels

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  • Ringhotel Seiler Hof

    Guertstig 7, Sylt 25980

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

  • Aktivhotel Ahlers

    Fichtenweg 6, Schleswig-Holstein, 25980, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Garni Hansa

    Dunenstr. 10, Schleswig-Holstein, 25996, Germany

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Sylt Restaurants

  • Good food, friendly staff, nice...

    Keitum is a rather posh place, so we found it nice to come across a restaurant that didn't look as though it would suck dry my credit card. Sünhair seemed friendly, cosy and most of all warm and dry - it had just started to rain again, and the wind was picking up as well. So in we went. The interior reminded us more of a bar than of a restaurant,...

  • If you're in a need for meat...

    If, after a long day on the beach, meat is all you're craving for, then "Dalmatien" is the place for you to be. Its dishes are officially Mediterranean, but the menu almost exclusively features Balkan cuisine, i.e. mixed grills, steaks, meat chops etc. A lighter Mediterranean meal is nowhere to be found. This is not to say that their food is bad -...

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    4 Hotels in Sylt

Sylt Transportation

  • Ferry to Rømø in Denmark from Sylt

    To get to the nearby Danish island Rømø , you have to take the ferry. It leaves from List on the northern end of Sylt, and arrives at the town of Havneby on Rømø. It leaves about every 1½ hour, and the trip takes 30 minutes. It is possible to bring your car, but I think the best way to explore Rømø is by bicycle. For a return ticket the fare is...

  • Travel by car to Sylt

    When you come from the south of Germany, Hamburg f.i. you must travel by car to Niebüll.There is the station for the train which goes over the Hindenburgdamm to Sylt.There are no raods on the damm so this is the only way to travel from Niebüll to Sylt.When your car is on the top of the train you have a beautiful view on the landscapewhen the train...

  • Biking on Sylt

    Sylt is ideal to get around on bicycle. We brought our own bikes on the ferry, but we saw places, that rented out bikes. We started out in List and then went to Kampen, from where we vent back to List. We wanted to go to Westerland, but thought it was to long a ride. On the way back we noticed that the bus had a box on the back, where you could put...


Sylt Shopping

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  • A very well-assorted book shop

    Bücherdeele is an appealing little bookshop in Keitum. It doesn't really fit into this village as Keitum is rather posh and snobby and Bücherdeele is lovable and cosy. I was surprised at the huge range of books on offer. Not only does Bücherdeele sell German books, it also focuses on international authors, e.g. Russians and Japanese. Some English...


    You will find the shop in the ALTE TONNENHALLE.The Hall is in the harboeur of List in the nothern part of SYLT. The shop has a great collesction of Travelbooks of Sylt.Also thrillers of Sylt, cycle maps etc etc. Books of Sylt: -Sylt -Gebrauchsanweisung für Sylt -Inselkoller - etc etc


    ALTE TONNENHALLE (The Barrel Hall)Die "Alte Tonnenhalle" steht auf dem Platz der ehemaligen Tonnen- und Bootshalle des alten Lister Hafens. The ALTE TONNENHALLE stands on the site of the former boat hall and tons of old Lister port. Here boats are used to buoys and have been stored. She was an active part of the Lister port operations and as such...


Sylt Tourist Traps

  • Microwave food with lots of artificial...

    Lafayette Café and Bar in List was our refuge on a cold and stormy day. We had just hiked for some 10km and were hungry, so we thought we'd pop in and get some warm-up-food, i.e. apple strudel and Belgian waffles. The strudel seemed to consist of candy with lots of artificial sweet flavours while the waffles were not the slightest bit sweet and...


    When you walk on the beach or on the boulevards of Westerland: watch out for the Seagulls!!The where very brutal and pick your hamburgers, or anything you eat out of your hands when you don't expect it!! Dont eat and walk on the same time. Never throw bread our anything else towards the seagulls.

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Sylt What to Pack

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    Wellies might be useful

    by King_Golo Written Jan 8, 2014

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Wellies will come in handy if you plan to go for a winter walk on the beach. Sylt's western beaches are exclusively composed of fine sand which will sneak into regular shoes very quickly. In winter it will also be too cold to walk barefooted (although we saw one family father doing just that!). In summer, there are guided Wadden Sea walking tours for which you will definitely need wellies. In case you don't have any, most of the shops in Westerland's pedestrian zone sell them.

    I may look stupid, but my feet stay dry!
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Sylt Off The Beaten Path

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    Watch the moon comes up

    by janvanommen Updated Aug 8, 2010

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    When the moon rises in the east, there is a possibility to sea the moon comes up over the waddensea!.
    The dike on the outskirts of Rantum is a good place where you have a good view
    when the moon rises 'out of the sea'.

    On the above website you can find the time when the moon rises.

    Moon rises in the east tonight Moon rises in the east tonight Moon rises in the east tonight Moon rises in the east tonight The harbour of Rantum at 23.00 h
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