Blooming heathland frames white dunes, and fishing cutters sway on the waves in the harbour. A walk around this headland is a sporting challenge in a stunningly beautiful landscape: List is in the truest sense the highpoint in the north.
List’s charming little harbour unites a vibrant atmosphere and maritime flair. The famous fish sandwich is still eaten on the go – but nowadays it’s savoured against the backdrop of the newly designed harbour area with views across to Denmark. How fast do shifting sand dunes move? How do seabirds survive in a storm? Answers to these and many more questions can be found at the adjacent Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten (Forces of Nature Exhibition). If, after the buzz of the harbour, you crave the tranquillity of deserted beaches, all you have to do is follow the beacons of the two lighthouses which will guide you to the beach at the Lister Ellenbogen.
List is not only the northernmost tip of the island. It is in fact the northernmost point of Germany itself. And that’s not the only superlative offered by List. You’ll find Germany’s only shifting sand dune here, and nowhere will you find fresher oysters: in Germany’s only oyster farm between two and three million of these delicious molluscs are harvested every year.