Sylt is the northern-most point of Germany. It is an island that split from the mainland circa 8000 B.C. The length of Sylt, from north to south, is 22.2 miles long. From east to west, Sylt can be measured between 383 yards to 7.8 miles wide. Sylt lies between five and ten miles from the mainland. The Hindenburgdamm, which directly connects Sylt to the mainland, was opened on June 1st, 1927.

The Land

Sylt has a wide variety of sceneries. About 33% of the land is dunes. There are fine, sandy beaches in western Sylt, a widespan of mudflats to the east, and lush countryside space between the dunes and dykes.


There are twelve villages that make up Sylt. List, Kampen, Wenningstedt-Braderup, the Eastern Villages (Tinnum, Keitum, Munkmarsch, Archsum and Morsum), Rantum, and Hörnum are the towns and villages in Sylt, each providing their own character and individuality.

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