Sylt Red Cliff

Sylt Red Cliff


Tourist magnet and natural phenomenon

Today it is an impressive landmark and a popular photo motif on the island. In the past, the Red Cliff on Sylt was used by sailors for orientation in the North Sea because of its unique colour. The imposing 30-metre-high cliff stretches along the beach between the towns of Wenningstedt and Kampen for about four kilometres. Especially in the evening light, the glow of the reddish colouring of the mud-gravel cliff made of limonite sandstone is absolutely fascinating. But to protect it from the annual strong storm surges in winter, the Red Cliff on Sylt has to be protected by regular sand flushing. The break-off edge of the Red Cliff is highly endangered by the forces of nature.


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