Champagne On The Beach: Sylt
Connected to Germany by a causeway, Sylt is the glamourous North Sea island packed with activities. Known for its flora and fauna and, most importantly, its miles of long, beautiful, sandy beaches, the island of Sylt is the perfect holiday destination.
Just a short train or car ride from Hamburg, there is plenty to discover on the island of Sylt. Arts and culture are inspired by the unique landscape of the island. Sylt’s natural landscapes are known the world over, with its dunes and beaches famed for their beauty.
The island of Sylt touches on the Wadden Sea- a UNESCO world heritage sight, take a walk along the miles of mud flats.
Being so close to the sea, Sylt also offers an exciting range of watersports, and is even the home of the Windsurf World Cup Sylt. There are many surf schools along the beach line and visitors can also kitesurf or windsurf. Sailing is also popular, and there are many places where visitors can hire a boat and head out to sea.
Off the water, cycling and horse riding are popular. Running is also popular, with the annual ‘Silvesterlauf’ (New Year’s Eve run) a highlight on the calendar.
Beyond the dunes, visitors can discover local artists and their paintings, pottery and sculptures. Local theatres often put on performances with well-known actors, and concerts.
Visit one of Sylt’s museums and get a taste of past life on the island, or follow the art trail - a series of plaques commemorating creative and performing artists.
For total relaxation, there are plenty of opportunities for wellness and health. There are several beach saunas across the island, or there’s the “Westerland Syltness” centre, with a range of wellness treatments.