As a protection against storm tides the rivers between the North Sea and lower Elbe are being cut off by a barrage. The most important building of this kind is the Eidersperrwerk. The area around Eider and Treene are being protected against high … more
These days the inland port in the centre of the town is merely used by sports boats and private ferries. The town hall is situated where once the shipyard was . The spacious forecourt with its numerous cafés and historic buildings attracts many … more
The island Amrum is located on the German North Sea coast, south of Sylt and west of Foehr. Amrum's area measures 20.46 sqm, making it the tenth-largest island of Germany. The island is connected to Foehr and to the mainland harbour of Dagebuell on … more
Photos: Föhr Tourismus GmbH. The island Foehr is situated southeast of Sylt and east of Amrum and it is the second-largest North Sea island of Germany. It is about 6.8 kilometers wide and 12 kilometers long. Foehr is called "The Green Island" due … more
Helgoland is located 46 kilometres off the German coastline and consists of two islands. They are the only German islands not in the immediate vicinity of the mainland and are approximately three hours' sailing time from Cuxhaven at the mouth of the … more
Sylt is the most northern island of Schleswig-Holstein in the North Sea. It is connected with the mainland by the “Hindenburgdamm” and reachable by car-train or by ferry boat from the Danish harbour Havneby. With almost 100 km2 Sylt is the … more
Westerhever is located on the peninsula Eiderstedt at the North Sea Coast.
Its landmark is probably the most famous Lighthouse in Germany. It was built in 1906 and is about 42 meters high. Since 2001 sight seeing is possible and in the past the … more
The national park “Schleswig-Holsteinisches Wattenmeer” was formed in 1985.
It is still the largest national park between the North Cape and Sicilia. The area reaches from the Danish border to the mouth of the Elbe and from the mainland up to … more
St. Peter-Ording is situated on the North Sea coast, 45 km southwest from Husum. The main attraction is the huge 12 kilometre beach (one of the biggest in Europe) with cafés and restaurants in stilt houses. The beach is also a famous location of … more