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Sylt has long been a playground for Germany’s rich and famous, and is called the "German Hamptons" for good reason. Pronounced "Zoolt," Sylt is a surreally beautiful, 25-mile long island on Germany’s North Sea coast, that has one of the longest unbroken stretches of immaculate sandy beach in all of Europe. Sylt is famous for its invigorating sea air and sense of space. This summer enjoy magnificent vistas of the sparkling sea, huge sand dunes and endless fields of bright-yellow flowering rape!


Population 21,000
Currency Euro (EUR) €1 = 100 cents
Opening hours Most shops are open 09.00 - 18.00 Monday to Friday, and 09.00 - 16.00 on Saturday (In the Summer months on Sundays from 12:00 – 18:00). Banks are open 08.30 - 16.00.
Newspapers Sylter Rundschau is Sylt’s daily newspaper. There are two weekly papers listing what’s going on Sylt. Sylter Spiegel and Sylt Life are published every Wednesday.
Emergency numbers Police 110
Ambulance and fire brigade 112
Tourist information Strandstraße 35
25980 Sylt / Westerland
Tel.: +49 4651 99 80