Endless gorgeous beaches in Germany? Yes indeed! For us the most northern German island Sylt is the perfect getaway for a long weekend! We let the stormy breeze swirl around our heads to blow away the daily routine. As it is an island and located in the middle of the Wadden Sea (which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage) you would think you need to go there by a ferry. But there is a clever connection from the mainland in form of a famous causeway called Hindenburg Damm. You can just go by train, which is a short and also very pretty ride from Hamburg main station.
We were looking for a spacious but cozy apartment, where we can relax and cook, rather than just overnight. And we found our oasis of calmness and comfort.
The Frische Brise has a wonderful interior, which makes you feel like home. The location in the centre of List is not only perfect to explore in the north, but also a good start point for excursions across the whole island.
At the Sylter Eismanufaktur in List they make ice cream out of local milk and selected ingredients. So line up and enjoy your scoops on the sun deck!
If you are looking for an alternative to the popular - but completely overrun - Sansibar, you should check out the cozy beach restaurant Samoa Seepferdchen, just one beach access before Sansibar. And the parking lot here is for free :)
The Kleine Teestube is a vintage café house in Keitum and the perfect place to enjoy your afternoon tea and delicate homemade cakes.
Gosch is an institution on Sylt. For sure the opinions are divided in "it's a must see" to "absolute tourist no go". But the Gosch Alte Bootshalle in the Lister Harbour is unique because in 1972 the first Gosch Location ever was build here. So we just enjoyed the hurly-burly around us and had a yummy Matjes for lunch.
We had an excellent dinner at the Vogelkoje in Kampen! Even if the luxurious village is reputed as snobby - this gourmet restaurant is down to earth! Just celebrate the classy atmosphere and enjoy the fancy local food creations.
Our guided walking tour through the famous so-called “Watt” (tideland) was definitely the highlight of this trip. We had a charming local guide from the Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten Sylt who told us everything about the tide, animals living in the tideland and interesting facts about the island. Would you have known that a single watt worm is eating 25-kilogram sand annually and thereby the whole Watt gets filtered?
We got an amazing outlook over the unique Sylter grassland by hiking up the Uwe Düne on the west side of the island! Also the Braderuper Heide in the east has a beautiful little pathway along the waterside and right through the so-called Heide.
Lighthouse Chasing! You will find four scenic lighthouses and each of them is charming in it's own way.
At least you should definitely walk along one of the endless west beaches and rest at a Strandkorb (baltic beach chair) with a cup of hot tea you brought from home. Can you already feel the Nordic magic?
The Sylter Tee Company is a lovely tiny store with countless variations of delicate teas. Even just the smell is a visit worth.
At Feinkost Meyer we found really everything our gourmet heart was craving for. If you decide to skip the restaurant and cook by your own, come here!
At Dünenstrauss Wohnaccesoires you will find wonderful art and furniture made of driftwood.
Fisch Matthiesen is a little fish store in Hörnum, in the south of Sylt. We just wished we could have tried everything out of the well-stocked bar!