Popular Lettings in Sylt
Highlights in Sylt
- Infinite beach
- Quiet life
- Friesland Islands
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Sylt
It is not the most famous tourist region, at least not as well as the Côte d'Azur or Cap d'Agde, but the Germans have made it their second home. Sylt has a healthy environment, a natural charm... and holiday rentals, in town or more away!Rentals where life is good
Whether you are alone or accompanied by your spouse or even your tribe, Sylt's rentals are very spacious. They often have several floors, which gives them a massive look. With a thatched or slate roof and all the interior comfort, the Frisian style is both traditional and modern, like the English cottages. The flowered garden is accessed through the terrace, and if there is a floor, the balcony is often also included. Given the layout of the island, the beach is never far away.
Holidays in Sylt
Location and orientation
Located in northern Germany, just before the border with Denmark, Sylt is an island facing the North Sea. As the local airport only serves domestic routes, you will have to fly either to Frankfurt and then to Sylt or Hamburg. From there, it is a good two hours drive to Flensburg on Highway 7, before turning off and taking the shuttle bus.An island that has become a peninsula
The first thing we notice about Sylt is his shape, a kind of boat anchor as if to cling to the land. While the outer face is a long sandy coastline, the leeward part is cut in half by Morsum's arm of earth, which was built in 1927. This favours silting and gives it a Bay of Arcachon feel, but here it is called the Wadden Sea. With its 15,000 inhabitants, the capital Westerland is built in the middle of the island, but other villages are present along each arm.
Travellers and activities
Sylt is the island of Ré or the German Martha's Vineyard, a place prized by the good bourgeoisie, where you can relax far from the hustle and bustle of the city and business. The sea air is lively and iodized, and the gardens allow you to relax in the sun, with the song of birds.Sylt for the ecologists
You can walk on the beach, in the heather moors or inland, and you can easily see seals in the bay. Finally, if you are a naturist, a part of the beach has been dedicated to it for almost a century!
Until the 19th century, the island's vegetation was sparse. So to dress it up a little, species have been imported, and even from as far away as Kamchatka, like the very flashy rosa rugosa.
Top 5 things to do in Sylt
On New Year's Eve, children do not disguise themselves as naughty creatures but go, masked and in groups, to recite poems from house to house in exchange for sweets or pocket money.2. Enjoy the coastline
Here, the sand is fine and short over a good thirty kilometres without stopping. Not to mention the Rote Kliff (the red dune, because of the ochre), from which you can take a little height. It must be said that the island is very, very, very flat, like all Friesland. This weakens it in the face of erosion. So be careful not to bring down that sand castle.3. Surfing
Considering how it blows in the North Sea, surfing and windsurfing are in the spotlight, and a world windsurfing championship has been held there since 1984. Several schools are located everywhere for those who would like to learn.4. Cycling around
The charm of the Frisian countryside is ideal for spending your day outdoors. No need to rush, you can go around the island by cycling along the 250 km of cycle paths and improvise a picnic on the side of the road, in a field.5. Live a bohemian life
Despite his bourgeois side, Sylt has always attracted artists and intellectuals, such as the painter Anita Rée. More recently, it was Roman Polanski who filmed scenes from The Ghost Writer, as well as Vent d'Ouest released in 2012.