Welcome to Sylt
This anchor-shaped island is attached to the mainland by a narrow causeway. On its west coast, the North Sea’s fierce surf and strong winds gnaw at Sylt's shoreline, even as the eastern Wadden Sea shore is tranquil.
Elsewhere, Sylt’s candy-striped lighthouses rise above wide expanses of shifting dunes, fields of gleaming yellow-gold rape flower and tracts of heath. Along the beaches are saunas, where the idea is to heat up and then run naked into the North Sea.
For some visitors (and many Germans), Sylt is too much of a scene. But the mix of glamour and North Sea beauty is an intoxicating mix. Come and see for yourself.