The island of Sylt has a coastal topography on most of the surface and is only connected to the continent by a narrow road. On the west coast, the undercurrent of the North Sea and strong winds are characteristical whereas on the east coast, the Wadden Sea is a lot calmer and silty, in fact, at low tide it exposes vast mudflats and it has been listed as a National World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2009.
Most of the restaurants and shops can be found in Westerland, along with the Mensing Kunst-Center art gallery, the Sylter Welle leisure centre, the Einkaufsmeile Friedrichstraße shopping centre and the Sylt Aquarium. In List you can visit the GOSCH Lister Fischhaus to try their famous fresh fish and the Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten ecological museum. In Keitum you'll find the Altfriesisches Haus and the Sylter Heimatmuseum. With reagrds to natural parks, Sylt won't leave you indifferent. Towards the south you'll find Rantumbecken, Baakdeel-Rantum, Rantumer Dünen and Hörnum-Odde and towards the north Dünenlandschaft auf dem Roten Kliff, Nielönn-Sylt and Nord-Sylt.