In the morning we set off very early for the station and take the ICE train towards Sylt.

We haven't taken any leave for today, but work remotely from the train. We have chosen a perfect connection for this: We arrive in Hamburg at 12 noon, have an hour there to change trains (lunch break) and then continue by IC to Westerland, where we arrive shortly after 4 pm.

When we arrive on Sylt, we first make our way to our accommodation in Wenningstedt.

From there we cycle to Westerland to do some shopping and stock up on provisions for today and tomorrow's holiday.

Day 1: Westerland & Uwe Dune

In the morning we sleep in and therefore have breakfast quite late.

After breakfast we set off for a walk along the beach to Westerland. Despite the stormy and somewhat rainy weather, there are a few walkers and kite surfers out and about.

Arriving in Westerland, we walk a little through the small town centre.

Before we take the bus back to our accommodation, we have some cake at Café Wien.

After we have eaten the cake in our accommodation, I go for a run. My route takes me along the beach to Uwe Dune, the highest point on the island. From here you have a beautiful view over the dunes and the sea.

Day 2: Cycling tour to Sansibar

As we have only taken half a week off, we get up early again today and work in the morning.

At lunchtime we eat something small at our accommodation before we set off by bike to the Sansibar.

After about an hour we arrive at the Sansibar. We take a break and drink an Aperol before we head back to our accommodation.

Day 3: Cycling tour through the north of Sylt

As sunny weather is forecast for the whole day, we use the day for a bicycle tour to explore the northern part of the island.

Our first destination is the Weststrandhalle, a beach bar in the dunes in the north of Sylt. After about an hour we arrive here and take a break with an Aperol.

From here we cycle on towards the northernmost point of Germany. This is on the so-called Ellenbogen, the upper end of Sylt. We leave the bikes at a car park in front of the dunes and cover the last few metres through the dunes and across the beach until we reach the marker.

Once back at the bikes, we continue to the top of the Ellenbogen. Here we leave the bikes at the last car park on the road and walk a little along the beach around the tip of the elbow.

From the car park we continue to List, a small town on the east coast of Sylt. We explore the harbour of List a bit. In the o called Tonnenhalle (barrel hall) there is a small market with a bookshop, fresh fish and much more.

After exploring the harbour, we take the bus back to our accommodation.

Day 4: Mudflat walk, Buhne 16 & Uwe Düne

Despite the bad weather, we decide to go on a mudflat hike today. After getting tickets at the Kurhaus, we take the bus to the Vogelkoje bus stop, the starting point of the mudflat hike.

Unfortunately, the wind pushes the water a little towards the land, which is why we can't walk so deep into the mudflats. But we still find a few sea creatures and can trudge through the knee-deep mud.

After the mudflat hike, we take the bus back to our accommodation to warm up.

In the afternoon we make our way to the beach bar. Buhne 16. We take the bus to the bus stop "Hamburger Kinderheim" and walk from here through the dunes until we arrive at Buhne 16. Due to the mixed weather, however, there is not much going on here, so we decide to walk across the beach to Uwe Düne instead.

From here we walk to the bus to Kampen and take the bus back to our accommodation.


In the morning we set off quite early for the station in Westerland to take the train from there to Hamburg. In Hamburg, we use our transfer time in Hamburg Altona to take a short walk along the Reeperbahn before our ICE train departs back to Augsburg.


No, the island is easy to explore by bus or bicycle. The buses run frequently and are very punctual.

The departure times can be found at the bus stops or in the DB Navigator.

A single journey costs between €2.35 and €8.60, depending on the distance. The prices can be found here.

Yes, most buses are equipped with a bicycle rack. The bicycles must be stowed independently on the bicycle rack (after informing the driver).

The zone tariff must be paid for the transport of bicycles, but not more than 4 zones. Further information is available here.

Yes, the Deutschlandticket is valid on buses and regional rail services.

It depends. Accommodation and restaurants in particular are often more expensive than usual.

The prices in the supermarkets, however, are not noticeably more expensive.

The dates for mudflat walks, along with many other leisure activities, can be found and purchased either at the guest information offices or online here.