Wenningstedt is one of the most popular holiday resorts on the island of Sylt, especially with families. The place is very centrally located in the middle of the island and offers a long list of sights.
The Braderuper Heide nature reserve is one of the natural attractions of the place. The unspoilt heathland borders directly on the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park, which is a popular destination for extensive mudflat hikes. The so-called “Denghoog”, a passage grave built over 5000 years ago in the Neolithic Age, is one of Wenningstedt's other attractions. The large accessible stone grave consists of twelve bearing stones that support a ceiling made of three stone slabs. It was opened in 1868 and has been open to visitors since 1928. The village pond in the center of Wenningstedt is also worth a visit! It is the place of calm. In order to maintain the village charm, the adjacent buildings are provided with thatched roofs. Another gem is the Frisian chapel on the village pond. The red brick Fries chapel is idyllically situated on the Wenningstedter village pond. It is the church of the northern villages. A special feature is the arched half-barrel ceiling with biblical images and symbols in the style of peasant painting. Another special feature is the Delft tiles, which are supposed to make the Friesenkapelle a place of well-being, the living room of God, based on traditional Sylt Frisian houses. This gives the chapel a real unique selling point. The tiles were handcrafted in Delft according to old templates. Wenningstedt is located on the edge of the dune landscape on the Red Cliff. The main tourist attraction is the long sandy beach below the cliff, which stretches the entire length of the place.
October 2, 2020
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