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Islands of Schleswig-Holstein

From Amrum to Sylt, the North Sea islands invite you to experience the Wadden Sea up close. On Fehmarn, the only Baltic Sea island in Schleswig-Holstein, families and water sports fans can enjoy a relaxing holiday.

The islands in the North Sea region of Schleswig-Holstein are characterised by fine sandy beaches that go on for miles and a lush dune landscape. As the largest North Sea island, Sylt combines nature, glamour, and top class cuisine in a unique way. Further south, in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Schleswig-Holstein’s Wadden Sea, you will find Föhr, the “Frisian Caribbean”, with its healthy climate and more than 8,500 events every year. The fine, white “Kniep” sand of Amrum is one of Europe’s widest beaches and makes the hearts of lighthouse lovers beat faster. On Pellworm, those seeking peace and quiet can recuperate in the expansive landscape and between the green fields, for example on a cycling trip. This lends itself to Nordstrand in particular, the peninsula of Husum. Heligoland, Germany’s only deep-sea island, offers “pure nature” and a glimpse of seal and common seal colonies on the dunes not only to day-trippers. Embedded in the national park of Schleswig-Holstein’s Wadden Sea, you will also find the unique Halligen, small islands surrounded by water. Those who live here feel the tides and live with them. Fehmarn, the only Baltic Sea island in Schleswig-Holstein, is linked to the mainland via a bridge and boasts more than 2,000 hours of sunshine a year. 

The islands of the North Sea and the Baltic Sea in Schleswig-Holstein

With seven islands and the unique Halligen, Schleswig-Holstein offers families, cyclists and those seeking rest and relaxation the ideal conditions for a holiday or a timeout in nature and at the water.

On the trail of holiday happiness

What our blogger Christoph experienced on the North Sea island Amrum during his visit, you will learn in his video blog. You can find more moments of happiness here: www.glueckskuestenschnack.de (German).