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The bracing, healthy climate of the coast, which is the result of a unique combination of temperature, wind and the island’s natural radiation. The sea wind is rich in trace elements like iodine. The air is so much cleaner than on the mainland. One cubic centimetre of air from Sylt’s beaches contains only a few particles of dust, while the air of the closest part of the mainland contains several hundred, rising to several thousands in the big cities and conurbations. This is partly because Sylt has no heavy industry, and also because the wind blows pure air in from over the sea. Health-conscious holidaymakers will appreciate the benefits of long walks along the tide lines. In the littoral zone, which is the part of the beach between the water and the high tide mark, the air is filled with fine droplets of seawater, which is breathed in automatically and which covers the skin in a delicate, health-giving film.
The Finns may not have invented the sauna itself – but they have certainly perfected the way of sweating in wooden rooms. However, spending time in a sauna on Sylt is the perfect adventure: the open view of the North Sea surf, which steals the show from any conventional plunge pool, even allures sauna participants while they are sweating. Salt instead of chlorine and the sound of the sea instead of droning background music: that’s how the Frisian sauna culture works!
Four beach saunas from List to Hörnum really fire things up along the western beaches. Then it’s time to take the clothes off and get into the experience of hot and cold pleasure. And what should be kept in mind, it is absolutely healthy.
Weststrandstraße 333F • List
Tel.: +49 4651 877174
Hörnumer Landstraße 70 • Rantum
Tel.: +49 4651 22165
Dünengrund 30 • Rantum
Tel.:+49 4651 25707
Süderende 25 • Hörnum
Tel.: +49 4651 880300
The largest and most varied choice of treatments is available at the Westerland Syltness Center. At this modern day spa, visitors are pampered in body and soul with selected spa ceremonies, such as the Cleopatra programme, Hamam, Rasul and Kraxenofen, as well as Far Eastern relaxation techniques, such as Shiatsu and Shiro Dhara. Thalasso, Health, Beauty and Fitness are the spa's magic formulas for better health, which Syltness guarantees for all the senses.
All areas and applications of Westerland's Day Spa are presented online at www.syltnesscenter.de.
There definitely are delicious drops right by the water’s edge, but these of course don’t contain any alcohol - although the term “Champagne-air” is being used rather frequently. The North Sea wind breezing towards the island holds valuable minerals and trace elements, which are atomised by the surf- the technical term being ,,marine aerosol’’.
Sylt is awaiting its guest with a precious concentration of natural healing factors, which is also called “bracing climate”: unhindered by particles of dirt, the sun can unfurl its full power and bathe in its reflection of the sea. Fresh North Sea wind stimulates the metabolism, and particularly in the autumn and winter months, breathing deeply during a walk along the water’s edge is pure healing power, because with a stormy west wind and roaring surf the concentration of minerals in the air is especially high. This does not only benefit the respiratory passages, but also the skin. Such tender loving care will touch your soul.