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Sylt – the Queen of the North Sea

Sylt: Lighthouse List-Ost behind the dunes at the beach ©DZT (Francesco Carovillano)

The largest of the North Frisian islands is a popular destination among foodies and water sports fans. Located just off Schleswig-Holstein's North Sea coast, Sylt has plenty to offer holidaymakers with wellness on their mind.

When you picture Sylt, imagine some 40 kilometres of sandy beaches to the west, the vast Wadden Sea to the east and vibrant spa resorts, such as Westerland and Wenningstedt, boasting no end of wellness treatments. This 'Queen of the North Sea' in the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park covers 99 square kilometres, making it Germany's fourth largest island. The Hindenburg Dam causeway provides direct links to the mainland by car or train. Sailors (including some international pros) and golfers are just as keen to visit Sylt as nature lovers, who are sure to revel in the fact that half of all of the island's land is registered as a protected area. Foodies and night owls will also love all that Sylt has to offer, too.

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