Sylt, Germany

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Sylt, Germany

The northernmost island of Germany, it is known for its tourist resorts, notably Westerland, Kampen and Wenningstedt-Braderup, as well as for its 40 km long sandy beach.

Sylt, Deutschland

The island in its current form has only existed for about 400 years. Like the mainland geestland, it was formed of moraines from the older ice ages, thus being made up of a till core, which is now apparent in the island's west and centre by the cliff, dunes and 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.


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