Storm tide discoverers and stunt kite tamers
Lazing in a wicker beach chair slows everything down. The North Sea comes and goes, cloud pictures, kite surfers and beach volleyball player offer something interesting to look at. But it never gets so hot at the North Sea that you want to stop moving altogether. After a few days of quiet the latest, you will get itchy feet, or as the locals say “Hummeln im Mors”. “Hummeln” are bumblebees, and “Mors” is the popular northern German term for “backside”.
Cycling, hiking, surfing
If you would like to discover the beauty and features of the west coast, just hop onto your bicycle and explore the countryside. The North Sea cycle path (in german), the Viking-Frisia-Path and other west coast paths lead through salt marshes and cabbage fields, villages and towns with their fishing ports.
Those who would rather get about on foot will find a well-developed network of hiking trails as well as 420 kilometres of signposted routes and activities for Nordic Walking (in german). On the western edge of Sylt, before Amrum and in St. Peter Ording, you will find the largest beaches of the state. Here, you can take time out for yourself on a walk or stroll, let your gaze travel across the mudflats and waves, and fill your lungs with salt air.
Speed is the name of the game when it comes to sailing or kiting: surfers and sailors fight the elements and drive up their adrenaline. In the water sports centres (in german), landlubbers can try out sailing, surfing and kiting, and learn how to conquer the wind.
Horse enthusiasts will find ideal conditions at the North Sea for a riding holiday (in german) with their own horse, or with a stable horse. At the riding schools in the region, horse lovers can find suitable accommodation with or without their four-legged companions.
Short and sweet, what else is there to do?
- A boat trip on the Eider with sea food catch
- An excursion to the Halligen
- A visit to the Aquarium and Information Centre Multimar Wattforum in Tönning
- Kite festival St. Peter-Ording
- And if the weather is bad? In six wellness and Thalasso centres, as well as nine adventure baths (in german), you can splash about, relax and take a sauna – particularly enjoyable when the rain is beating down and the wind is howling outside.