Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Sylt, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 7 sights
Distance 3.2 km
Ascend 29 m
Descend 28 m

Explore Sylt in Germany with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Sylt

Sight 1: 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)

305 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

845 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 3: Sankt Nicolai

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The Stadtkirche St. Nicolai is an Evangelical Lutheran church in Westerland on the island of Sylt. It is located on St.-Nicolai-Straße, between Maybachstraße and Trift.

Wikipedia: St. Nicolai (Westerland) (DE), Website

540 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 4: Sankt Christophorus

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St. Christophorus is the Roman Catholic church in Westerland on the island of Sylt. It was built between 1997 and 1999 according to plans by Dieter Georg Baumewerd.

Wikipedia: St. Christophorus (Westerland) (DE)

68 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 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)

512 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: Kaatje

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Kaatje Chris Hartmann / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Sea Rescue Boat (SRB) Kaatje was a boat of the 7-meter class of the German Society for the Rescue of Shipwrecked Persons (DGzRS).

Wikipedia: Kaatje (Schiff, 1980) (DE)

931 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 7: 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


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