Places in Schleswig-Holstein
Some locals admit Kiel, the capital of Schleswig-Holstein, has a city centre that's grottenhässlich (ugly as sin). And unfortunately it is true; it was obliterated during WWII by bombing raids on its U-boat pens and then rapidly rebuilt. However, Kiel's grand harbour continues on as it has for centuries and this should be the focus of your visit.
The anchor-shaped island of Sylt is attached to the mainland by a narrow causeway. On its west coast, the North Sea’s fierce surf and strong winds gnaw mercilessly at the shoreline. By contrast, Sylt’s eastern Wadden Sea shore is tranquil and, yes, silty. At low tide, the retreating shallows expose vast mudflats.
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