Ellenbogen Nature Sanctuary, Sylt. Photo: © DZT e.V., Francesco Carovillano
Germany’s top ten swimming spots Beach holidays and swimming retreats with sun loungers, cocktails and sun cream might be not the first thing visitors associate with Germany. But the country of beer, the Oktoberfest and sausages boasts a long coastline and picturesque islands, as well as great river shores and lakes, which all make for the perfect summer getaway destinations.
Germany has it all! To make your choice a tiny bit easier and to give you some inspiration on where to cool down on a hot summer’s day, we have collected Germany’s top ten swimming spots for you.
TEXT: NANE STEINHOFF
1/ Ellenbogen Nature Sanctuary, Sylt
What many people don’t know is that Germany actually has 2,000 kilometres of coastline along the North and Baltic Seas on offer. Furthermore, over 30 islands can be found in both seas, which showcase an exciting mix of nature, events and easy living. The people that live further away from Germany’s coastline, however, don’t miss out either. Any 40 | Issue 75 | June 2019
bigger city in Germany can sport a public swimming spot on one of the country’s beautiful lakes or rivers, where people congregate to relax in the sun, have drinks with their friends or play a round of volleyball. So, whether you prefer an endless white sandy beach or a relaxing lake retreat,
Sylt is a popular North Sea island in the Frisian archipelago. Known for its long beaches, top-class hotels and great culinary offerings, the island is especially popular with the rich and famous. However, nature enthusiasts really will get their money’s worth here too. While the eastern side of the island sports the Wadden Sea mudflats, many long beaches invite for extensive beach walks
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