Gist: Usually, when people think of Germany, they rarely conjure up an image of a 40 km long sandy beach. This is why this destination is so different. Sylt is an island in the northern part of germany that enjoys just that. During the summer, when the sun is shining, Sylt can feel like any Mediterranean island, with coastal bars, parties and many tourists. Worth a trip just to see the Northern people clamor for some rays.