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Sylt Serendipity

In dark times, life sometimes offers you a chance. For me it was Sylt and the North Sea.

Story by Katharina Maria Zimmermann April 24th, 2015

almost STRANDKORB TIME

Given that flight times from Graz to Hamburg only take about 2 hours, the journey from Austria to Northern Germany took a pretty long time. I left my apartment at 4.30am in the morning and got warmly welcomed in Westerland at 7pm. It seemed so far, like a whole distinct world. And well. It was. In Austria it was crisp cold at that time. In Sylt the thermometer didn’t climb over 3 degrees celsius either, however, it felt so completely different. It wasn’t yet Strandkorb-time, but people started to conquer their beaches again.

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Seaside spring

Spring is my favorite season. It’s like a new beginning. For me it really felt like it this year. As the isle of Sylt is near Denmark and the North Sea the spring in Austria was already more advanced. But nevertheless the first little flowers were covering the small gardens of Westerland, Morsum and Keitum. And crocuses were spreading all over the island.


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Funny Frisians

“Yawning is the silent scream for coffee!”

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Like a fairytale

These small Frisian villages look so sweet – I couldn’t believe they were real. Unfortunately it’s not only me, who thinks them gorgeous, but many many (rich) people have the same opinion. This is why the old captain’s homes are sold for tremendous sums of money. So – no little captain’s house for me :(!

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Wayfarer up north

Sylt practically is a beach. When you look it up, it has the shape of a boomerang heading west. Most of the beaches can only be reached by foot. But the walks are just amazing!

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To the lighthouse

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Good night, Sylt!

After three days of wind, rain and fresh air, I had to say “tschüß” to this pearl of an island. But as we Austrians say: “I’ll be back!”
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Footnote: I brought my EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 24-70mm 1:2.8L USM and Canon EF 70-200mm 1:4L USM. Just that you know.
Sylt, Nordfriesland, Deutschland