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Sylt: Sell-out or Idyllic Island?

Lukas Stege practices windsurfing and explores the ways that locals are trying to counteract overtourism on Sylt. He also visits the last migrating sand dunes in Germany.

When the celebrities discovered Sylt

In the late 1960s, the rich and famous came to Sylt in the wake of wealthy playboy Gunter Sachs. The celebrities left their mark on the idyllic island in the North Sea.



Exploding real estate prices on Föhr

When it isn’t tourist season, Föhr is practically empty. Increasing numbers of vacation homes that remain unoccupied for much of the year are being built on the island, leaving locals to struggle with rising housing prices.



A selfie vacation video from South America

Guyslaine Thalmann from Switzerland won our final video competition with impressions from her tour of South America. Inspiring!





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