Whenever I need a break, I travel to St. Peter-Ording…
Whenever I need a break, I travel to St. Peter-Ording at the North Sea in Germany. I live in Hamburg and St. Peter-Ording with its impressive beaches is just one an a half hours by car from my home.
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St. Peter-Ording, among the ten most popular holiday destinations in Germany, is situated at the end of the Eiderstedt peninsula, on the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein, and can be easily reached by train or by car.
Take a view from the dike and you will see an endless beach of stunning 2 kilometers in width, a real bathing and sporting paradise for everyone. The pile buildings on the beach are unique, and so are the land-yachts racing across it at 130 km per hour. Beaches that stretch for kilometres, unique dune landscapes, skimming sand yachts and houses built on stilts– this is what many people associate with St. Peter-Ording, the biggest settlement of the Eiderstedt peninsula on the North Sea coast.
The closer you come to the sea, the more you do for your health
The closer you come to the sea, the more you do for your health. Spend some time on the incredible beach, twelve kilometres long and two kilometres wide, and discover how words like ‘expanse’ and ‘space’ take on a whole new meaning. The longer you walk on the beach, the more you breath in the healthy fresh air from the sea, the more you just feel better. Walking hour by hour in one direction on the beach, the fewer people you meet and see. There is only you and the white sand. You and the sea, the waves, the wind, the seegulls and other birds. It’s a wonderful place to relax.
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The traditional stilt houses can be seen from far away, standing high above the water, braving every storm and tide. They can be found in every section of the beach and provide protection from the waves for restaurants and lounges, as well as the DLRG, the German Life Saving Association. Today 15 stilt houses stand on the beach, on sturdy tree piles that are anchored some 5 metres deep in the ground and have cross-braces to provide protection from ice floes as well.
The stilt houses have become the emblem of St. Peter-Ording and are a favourite with both young and old.
You’ll find exactly four of those restaurant on stilts out in the bay.
1. district böhl: http://www.dieseekiste.de/Willkommen3.htm
2. district dorf: http://www.die-strandhuette.de/
3. district bad: http://restaurant-arche-noah.de/
4. district ording http://www.strandbar-54grad-nord.de/
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There’s plenty of room here for the active and sporty, quiet walkers and nature fans without anyone treading on someone else’s toes. It’s not only amateur sportspeople who indulge in kite surfing, wind surfing, sand yachting and beach volleyball here – it’s also where the world sporting elites meet for their world championships.
The beach of St. Peter-Ording is the largest mainland beach of the wadden sea region. It displays the transition between sand, salt marshes, dunes and moor. Beach and salt marshes are part of the Wadden Sea National Park and World Heritage. The endangered Little Tern and Kentish Plover breed on the beach. There are two signposted beach accesses for car drivers who want to get close to the sea, but to cross the dunes walking -maybe with a coaster wagon for the kids – is a more beautiful choice.
Just walk, breath and relax… St. Peter-Ording is a great place for holidays or a day-off from daily work and routine. In summer and winter, spring and autum as well. That’s why I love it!
For more informations please contact:
Tourismus-Zentzrale St. Peter-Ording
D-25823 St. Peter-Ording