11 Sights in Sylt, Germany (with Map and Images)

Explore interesting sights in Sylt, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 11 sights are available in Sylt, Germany.

List of cities in Germany Sightseeing Tours in Sylt

1. Großsteingrab Archsum 1

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The remains of the two Günenbetten of Archsum are located southwest of Archsum on the island of Sylt, in the district of North Friesland in Schleswig-Holstein. They are located on the lake side of the Lower Austrian pond, close to the Merelmerskhoog. The Sylt call this place Mootjis Küül, "Grandmutter's Kuhle". They were created between 3500 and 2800 BC. BC and are megalithic systems of the funnel cup culture (TBK). “Neolithic monuments are an expression of culture and ideology Neolithic societies. Their creation and function are considered to be a characteristic of social development ”.

Wikipedia: Hünenbetten von Archsum (DE)

2. Sankt Severin

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St. Severin is a Lutheran parish church in Keitum on the island of Sylt, northern Germany. It was named after the 4th-century bishop Severin of Cologne. Built in the Romanesque style and first documented in 1240, the church stands back from the town at a higher elevation. Tests have shown that the roof of the church can be dated to 1216, making it the oldest religious building in Schleswig-Holstein. The tower was built around 1450 and served as a navigation mark for seafarers as well as a prison.

Wikipedia: St. Severin, Keitum (EN), Website

3. Merelmerskhoog

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The Merelmerskhoog is a well-preserved Nordic passage tomb. It is located southwest of Archsum on the island of Sylt and belongs to the district of Nordfriesland in Schleswig-Holstein. There it lies in the remains of a round hill of about 15 m diameter, directly in the inner wall foot of the Nössedeich. The people of Sylt call this place in Sylt Frisian Mootjis Küül, "grandmother's hollow". The grave was excavated and examined in 1877 by Gottfried Heinrich Handelmann (1827–1891).

Wikipedia: Merelmerskhoog (DE)

4. Sylt Aquarium

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The Sylt Aquarium in the south of the city of Westerland on Sylt is a zoological garden that specializes in fish from the North Sea and tropical fish from coral reefs. The aquarium inaugurated in 2004 is located directly at the dune belt and obtains its fresh water from the North Sea through a direct pipeline. It offers 25 salt water pools with around 2000 fish. It has a glass tunnel through which the visitors can walk under a pool.

Wikipedia: Sylt Aquarium (DE), Website

5. Friedhof der Heimatlosen

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The cemetery of the homeless in Westerland on Sylt, also known as the "Heimatstätte für Heimatlose", was laid out in 1854 by the beach bailiff Wulf Hansen Decker. Up to this point, unknown corpses washed up on the beach were simply left to fend for themselves. Most of them were sailors who had gone overboard and drowned. A chronicler counted 418 dead on Sylt's beaches for the period from 1600 to 1870.

Wikipedia: Friedhof der Heimatlosen (Westerland) (DE)

6. Westerländer Roland

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Westerländer Roland AnonymUnknown author / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Westerländer Roland is a sculpture on the island of Sylt. It was built from 1917 to 1918 from boulders and originally designed as a fountain figure. He is therefore not to be counted among the historical Roland figures. The statue was a gift from the soldiers stationed on Sylt during the First World War to the town of Westerland.

Wikipedia: Westerländer Roland (DE)

7. Dorfkirche Sankt Niels

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Dorfkirche Sankt Niels Afforever / CC BY-SA 3.0

St. Niels is a Lutheran church in Westerland, a seaside resort on the German island of Sylt. Built in 1634 and consecrated in 1637 it is the city’s oldest building and home to a congregation within the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany. The church is dedicated to Saint Nicholas, on Sylt called Niels.

Wikipedia: St. Niels (EN)

8. Harhoog

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The Harhoog is a dolmen, a rectangular megalithic tomb from the Funnelbeaker culture, located near Keitum on the island of Sylt in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Discovered in 1925, it was moved to the present site in 1954 when a new airport was developed.

Wikipedia: Harhoog (EN)

9. Kolkingehoog

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The remains of the megalithic grave Kolkingehoog are located south of Archsum on the island of Sylt, in the district of Nordfriesland in Schleswig-Holstein. It is located on the sea side of the dike, about 1000 meters southeast of Merelmerskhoog.

Wikipedia: Kolkingehoog (DE)

10. Stallkirche

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Staldkirken is the name of the Danish church in Vesterland on Sylt. It is housed in a thatched Frisian yard from 1780, which was purchased in 1952. While the manor serves as the rectory, the stable was converted into the church room.

Wikipedia: Staldkirken (DA)

11. Altfriesisches Haus

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The Altfriesisches Haus since 1640 is a former residential building in the district of Keitum on the island of Sylt, which is used as a museum. It is located directly on the Wadden Sea north of the Hindenburgdamm.

Wikipedia: Altfriesisches Haus (DE), Website


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