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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in Sylt, North Frisian Islands your home away from home

Sylt is the largest and the most northerly of the North Frisian Islands which are situated in Germany’s North Sea. It is linked to the mainland by railway along the Hindenburg Causeway and has some fine sandy beaches and clean air. The island is 40 km long and shows evidence of prehistoric settlements although it was officially first mentioned in 13th century records.

Things to Do in Sylt, North Frisian Islands

The beaches on Sylt draw many summer visitors to sit in the distinctive wicker beach chairs which have a cosy back for sheltering from cool breezes. Swim in the sea, enjoy the many watersports such as water-skiing and windsurfing and soak up the panoramic sea views. The mudflats, dunes, flowering heaths and high cliffs are ideal for walkers and cyclists and are home to a wide range of flora and fauna. Ellenbogen Natural Conservation Centre is at List, Germany’s most northerly resort. Visitors can take boat trips to neighbouring islands from the southern tip of Sylt at Hornum.

Places to Visit Around Sylt, North Frisian Islands

Visit some of the historic sites on the island such as the tumuli. Old villages were home to pirates and whalers in the past. Altogether there are 11 villages on Sylt, each with its own charm such as the village of Keitum which has thatched cottages and neatly kept gardens. The lively centre is at Westerland, a sizeable town for shopping, dining and entertainment and it is a health spa resort. Wenningstedt is a family resort with a Frisian Chapel while Kampen is a popular resort for the jet-set with its golf course and famous Uwe Dune which stands 52 metres high. At Rantum the Becken Seabird Sanctuary provides an interesting day out.

Weather in Sylt, North Frisian Islands

Holiday rental homes in the North Frisian Islands have a maritime climate influenced by the Gulf Stream. Summer temperatures reach 22°C (72°F) but winter months are well below freezing and are most inhospitable.

Travel to Sylt, North Frisian Islands

The best way to reach Sylt and other North Frisian Island holiday homes is by air. AirBerlin flies from Dusseldorf and Berlin to Sylt/Westerland (GWT) Airport and Hapag-Lloyd Express flies from Hanover, Koln-Bonn and Stuttgart. Connections to these airports are available form most European and UK cities. Flights during the summer season are frequent. The causeway to Sylt is used exclusively for trains and regular train services travel from Hamburg to Westerland in about three hours. For those wanting to bring their car, the vehicle must be loaded onto the car train (Syltshuttle) in Niebull near the Danish border. Alternatively, catch the car ferry which runs from Romo in Denmark to List on the island of Sylt.

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