The Sylter Royal Oyster

2 March 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Sylter Royal © Magnus Manske/cc-by-sa-3.0

Sylter Royal © Magnus Manske/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Sylt Royal Oyster is a breed that is reared in aquaculture in the Blidselbucht in the Lister Wadden Sea within three years. The Sylter Royal is the only oyster, which is produced in Germany.   read more…

Seaside Resort architecture

4 January 2016 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: Architecture, General, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks

Ahlbeck Pier © Niteshift/cc-by-sa-3.0

Ahlbeck Pier © Niteshift/cc-by-sa-3.0

Resort architecture or Bäder architecture (German: Bäderarchitektur) is an architectural style that is especially characteristic of spas and seaside resorts on the German Baltic coast. The style evolved since the foundation of Heiligendamm in 1793, and flourished especially around the year 1900, when resorts were connected to big cities via railway lines. Until today, many buildings on the German coasts are built in the style or feature distinct elements of resort architecture.   read more…

Theme Week North Frisian Islands – Sylt

17 August 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Robby Naish during the Surf World Cup Sylt © Hoch Zwei

Robby Naish during the Surf World Cup Sylt © Hoch Zwei

Sylt is the northernmost island of Germany, known for its tourist resorts, notably Westerland, Kampen and Wenningstedt-Braderup, as well as for its 40 km long sandy beach. It is frequently covered by the media in connection with its exposed situation in the North Sea and its ongoing loss of land during storm tides. Since 1927, Sylt has been connected to the mainland by the Hindenburgdamm causeway. In latter years, it has been a resort for the German jet set and tourists in search of occasional celebrity sighting. Southeast of Sylt the islands Föhr and Amrum are located, to the north lies the Danish island Rømø. East of Sylt the Wadden Sea is situated, which belongs to the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park and mostly falls dry during low tide.   read more…

Theme Week North Frisian Islands – Föhr

16 August 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Wyk - Frisian Museum © Daniel Ponten/cc-by-sa-2.0-de

Wyk – Frisian Museum © Daniel Ponten/cc-by-sa-2.0-de

Föhr is part of the Nordfriesland district in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Föhr is the second-largest North Sea island of Germany and a popular destination for tourists. A town and eleven distinct municipalities are located on the island. The climate is oceanic with moderate winters and relatively cool summers.   read more…

Theme Week North Frisian Islands – Amrum

15 August 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Norddorf Beach © Mathias Bigge/cc-by-sa-2.5

Norddorf Beach © Mathias Bigge/cc-by-sa-2.5

The island is made up of a sandy core of geestland and features an extended beach all along its west coast, facing the open North Sea. The east coast instead borders to mud flats and tidal creeks of the Wadden Sea. Sand dunes are a characteristical part of Amrum’s landscape, resulting in a vegetation that is largely made up of heath and shrubs. The island’s only forest was planted in 1948. Amrum is a refuge for many species of birds and a number of marine mammals like grey seal or harbour porpoise.   read more…

Theme Week North Frisian Islands – Pellworm

14 August 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

© nordseetourismus.de

© nordseetourismus.de

Pellworm is an island within the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park. Its area is 37 km², and its population is roughly 1,200. Together with several smaller islands, Pellworm forms the Amt Pellworm.   read more…

Theme Week North Frisian Islands – Nordstrand

13 August 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Typical North Frisian "Supermarket": Fish, fish sandwiches, ice, flowers (e.g. for mommy, girl friend, wife or all of them) and beverages © Dirk Ingo Franke/cc-by-sa-2.0-de

Typical North Frisian “Supermarket”: Fish, fish sandwiches, ice, flowers (e.g. for mommy, girl friend, wife or all of them) and beverages © Dirk Ingo Franke/cc-by-sa-2.0-de

Nordstrand is part of the Nordfriesland district in the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein. Its area is 50 km², and its population is 2,300. Nordstrand has two municipalities, Nordstrand and smaller Elisabeth-Sophien-Koog, which are part of the Amt Nordsee-Treene.   read more…

Theme Week North Frisian Islands

12 August 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

North Frisian Islands © Schnargel/cc-by-sa-3.0

North Frisian Islands © Schnargel/cc-by-sa-3.0

The North Frisian Islands are a group of islands in the Wadden Sea, a part of the North Sea, off the western coast of Schleswig-Holstein. The German islands are in the traditional region of North Frisia and are part of the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park and the district of Nordfriesland. Occasionally Heligoland is also included in this group.   read more…

Overview Theme Weeks

27 December 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Theme Weeks

Theme Weeks In irregular intervals we publish Theme Weeks about cities, regions, and countries. Here you can find the complete list.   read more…

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