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Summer on the German Island of Sylt

With its tranquil beaches, the tiny northern island of Sylt is the country’s best-kept summer secret. There is no road connecting Sylt to the mainland; vehicles board a train for the 30-minute trip to the island.

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Destinations: Sylt

Inspired by: German Riviera

Hotels (2)

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    Hotel Stadt Hamburg

    For those who want to be closer to the action, the Hotel Stadt Hamburg is in the charming village of Westerland. You'll have to walk five minutes t

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    Dorint Söl'ring Hof

    This 15-room inn tucked into the dunes on the southern coast of Sylt has its own hidden stretch of sugary sand.

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Restaurants (3)

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    Greta’s Rauchfang

    Located in Kampen next to Louis Vuitton and Hermès, Greta's is where socialites enjoy bottles of Kristall (opened dramatically with sabers) along w

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    Sansibar

    This stylish restaurant attracts a number of German celebrities (Claudia Schiffer, Boris Becker). But the restaurant's North Sea-meets-Asian dishes

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    Alter Gasthof

    This 200-year-old inn dishes out classic regional food, including stellar house-smoked salmon and eel.

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Activities (3)

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    Buhne 16

    The most famous of Sylt's nude beaches, where Germans of every stripe let it all hang out as they lounge in wicker basket chairs.

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    Fahrrad am Bahnhof

    This bike shop, located in Westerland's main train station, has a terrific rental selection, and the staff will happily suggest a route along Sylt'

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    Am Roten Kliff

    Just north of Kampen, this beach is less crowded than Buhne 16 (it also requires clothing).

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Similar Trips (1)

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  • Frankfurt's Hanauer Landstrasse

    Frankfurt, Sylt

    In Frankfurt's industrial East End, Hanauer Landstrasse—once lined with abandoned warehouses—is now home to hot lounges and clubs, galleries, and a hip new hotel.

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