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Sylt is an island located in the North Sea off the northwestern coast of Germany. It is the largest of the North Frisian Islands, and the fourth largest German island after Rügen, Fehmarn and Usedom. Sylt is a popular holiday destination for both German and international tourists, and is renowned for its stunning beaches, picturesque villages, and stunning coastal scenery.

The island is connected to the mainland by the Hindenburgdamm, a causeway built in 1927 that is six kilometres long. Sylt has a population of around 20,000 and is divided into two municipalities, Westerland and Rantum. The island is home to numerous attractions, such as the Sylt Aquarium, the Sylt Museum and the Sylt Seal Sanctuary.

Sylt has been inhabited since the Neolithic period, and was first mentioned in written records in the 11th century. During the Middle Ages, the island was part of the Duchy of Schleswig, and in 1721 it was annexed by Denmark. In 1864, Sylt was ceded to Prussia following the Second Schleswig War, and in 1876 it was made part of Germany.

During the Second World War, Sylt was used as a base for German U-boats, and the island was heavily bombed by the Allies. In the decades since the war, Sylt has become a popular holiday destination, and is now home to many luxury hotels and resorts.

Sylt is a beautiful and unique island, with a fascinating history and a wealth of attractions for visitors to explore. Whether you are looking for a relaxing beach holiday or an exciting adventure, Sylt has something to offer everyone.

Excursion tips for a day in Sylt

As a tourist in Sylt, Germany, there are many exciting activities to enjoy in just one day. Here are a few ideas:

1. Visit the Sylter Heimatmuseum to learn about the history and culture of Sylt.

2. Take a stroll along the beach and admire the stunning views of the North Sea.

3. Explore the quaint shops and restaurants in the town of Westerland.

4. Visit the Sylt Aquarium to learn about the diverse marine life in the area.

5. Enjoy a leisurely bike ride through the beautiful landscape of the island.

6. Relax in one of the many spas and wellness centers on the island.

7. Take a boat tour to experience the stunning coastline from a different perspective.

8. Participate in some of the many outdoor activities offered on the island, such as surfing, windsurfing, and kitesurfing.

9. Enjoy a meal of fresh seafood at one of the local restaurants.

10. Take a day trip to the nearby island of Föhr for a unique experience.

Experience Sylt with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Sylt. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Sylt

Sylt in Germany is a beautiful island located in the North Sea. The climate is mild and temperate, with the summers being warm and humid, and the winters being cold and wet. In spring, temperatures tend to be mild and the days are usually sunny. In summer, temperatures can reach up to 25°C and the days are usually sunny and dry. In autumn, temperatures are usually cool and the days are often cloudy. In winter, temperatures can drop to below 0°C and the days are usually cold and wet. Overall, Sylt has a mild climate with warm summers and cold winters.

Cruise weather for Sylt

Our weather forecast for Sylt helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 22.8 °C
min: 18.7 °C
22.3 m/s
33.5 m/s
76.6 %
17.0 m
79.0 %
1,007 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 18.5 °C
min: 16.7 °C
27.0 m/s
41.8 m/s
68.5 %
23.2 m
79.0 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 19.1 °C
min: 17 °C
27.0 m/s
41.4 m/s
86.1 %
22.1 m
85.6 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 17.7 °C
min: 16.2 °C
32.0 m/s
49.7 m/s
54.1 %
24.1 m
72.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 17.9 °C
min: 15.7 °C
23.0 m/s
34.8 m/s
71.0 %
24.1 m
74.5 %
1,014 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 18.7 °C
min: 16.5 °C
34.2 m/s
38.5 m/s
59.4 %
24.1 m
82.4 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 17.4 °C
min: 16 °C
29.5 m/s
33.5 m/s
46.4 %
24.1 m
69.4 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 16.9 °C
min: 16.5 °C
18.8 m/s
18.6 m/s
38.2 %
24.1 m
71.3 %
1,024 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 17.8 °C
min: 16.2 °C
21.6 m/s
22.7 m/s
8.5 %
24.1 m
72.3 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 20.2 °C
min: 16.4 °C
19.7 m/s
20.9 m/s
37.8 %
24.1 m
75.6 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 19.9 °C
min: 17.6 °C
17.3 m/s
19.1 m/s
63.4 %
24.1 m
74.2 %
1,016 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 19.5 °C
min: 18.1 °C
19.4 m/s
23.8 m/s
100.0 %
24.1 m
79.7 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 18.3 °C
min: 17.6 °C
24.5 m/s
32.0 m/s
69.9 %
24.1 m
85.8 %
1,014 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 19.1 °C
min: 17.7 °C
27.4 m/s
40.0 m/s
60.1 %
24.0 m
87.5 %
1,009 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 18.9 °C
min: 17.7 °C
26.6 m/s
41.0 m/s
95.2 %
18.7 m
93.9 %
1,003 hPa

Cruises to Sylt

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Scheduled ship calls in Sylt, Germany
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