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


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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.

Sightseeing Tours in Sylt

1. Großsteingrab Archsum 1

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The remains of the two megalithic beds of Archsum are located southwest of Archsum on the island of Sylt, in the district of Nordfriesland in Schleswig-Holstein. They are located on the seaward side of the Nössedeich, close to the Merelmerskhoog. The people of Sylt call this place Mootjis Küül, "grandmother's hollow". They were built between 3500 and 2800 BC and are megalithic sites of the funnel beaker culture (TBK). "Neolithic monuments are an expression of the culture and ideology of Neolithic societies. Their emergence and function are regarded as hallmarks 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, Germany. There it lies in the remains of a round mound of about 15 m in diameter, directly in the inner foot of the Nössedeich. The people of Sylt call this place Mootjis Küül, "grandmother's hollow" in Sylt Frisian. 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 town of Westerland on Sylt is a zoological garden that specializes in fish from the North Sea as well as tropical fish from coral reefs. Inaugurated in 2004, the aquarium is located directly on the dune belt and draws its fresh water directly from the North Sea through a pipeline. It offers 25 saltwater pools with about 2000 fish. It has a glass tunnel through which visitors can pass 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 "homeland for the homeless", 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 their own devices. Most of them were sailors who had fallen overboard and drowned. One chronicler counted 418 deaths on Sylt's beaches between 1600 and 1870.

Wikipedia: Friedhof der Heimatlosen (Westerland) (DE)

6. Westerländer Roland

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Westerländer Roland AnonymUnknown author / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Westerland Roland is a sculpture on the island of Sylt. It was built between 1917 and 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 to the city of Westerland from the soldiers stationed on Sylt during the First World War.

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 seaward side of the dike, about 1000 meters southeast of the Merelmerskhoog.

Wikipedia: Kolkingehoog (DE)

10. Stallkirche

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Staldkirken is the Danish Church in Westernland on Sild. It was built in a 1780-80-strawberry shop, which was purchased in 1952. While the main building works as a priest­est yard, the barn and stall building is furnished for the church.

Wikipedia: Staldkirken (DA)

11. Altfriesisches Haus

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The Old Frisian House 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 Hindenburg Dam.

Wikipedia: Altfriesisches Haus (DE), Website


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