What is the most distant and expensive island in Germany
• What is the most distant and expensive island in Germany
For the Germans, the island of Sylt - this is about the same as that of the Baltic States to the Soviet citizens. This is the farthest and largest of the East Frisian Islands in the North Sea. The sea here is cool even in summer, the weather is changeable, but, nevertheless, thousands of Germans come here to spend a holiday or weekend.
The dam called Gindenburgdamm - the only land route connecting the island to the mainland. On the dike there is the road, do not go here for cyclists and pedestrians do not walk. Once the train, only hardcore!
For lovers of travel by public transport to the island regularly passenger trains, and Hamburg can be reached by Zyultshatle (SyltShuttle). Trains come straight to Westerland - the island's capital. Car special train-car carriers run every three hours. Also from Westerland departs the ferry that connects the island with Denmark. The island has a small airport that serves domestic flights and private jets wealthy tourists (and there's not enough).
Such a train and method of loading it, I met for the first time. In our country, wagons for transportation of cars - is modified compartment cars that can accommodate 3-4 passenger vehicle, or the so-called "grid" 8-10 cars. Sylt on the entire train is more like a narrow steam. The cars are connected into a single "sausage" and have two tiers. All low light vehicles are sent to the lower tier, higher car - on the second. Specially trained German before arrival at the train distributes the flow of cars in the two columns.
The single "sausage" of the cars allows the car to travel the entire composition of the train. No need to unlock the cars and spend a lot of time. All loading is carried out from both ends of the train, and takes 15-20 minutes. On the one hand loading bunk platforms - other single-stage for trucks and buses. When wishing to cross over too much, once again come to the aid of specially trained Germans who are going through the whole composition and seal the number of vehicles in such a way that the distance between the bumper is not more than 10 cm.
Tightly crawls on the train and classic cargo truck.
The whole crossing takes about 35 minutes. With loading and unloading - 50. During the movement out of the car can not, and do not want - in the first place is very crowded, and second train is going at a speed of 100 km / h. Smuggle a passenger car costs 90 euros. Every day the dam trains passing about 100, half of which is adapted for transportation vehicles.
It is very difficult to estimate the size of wind turbines until compare. For example a passenger car or a tractor, which transports the windmill housing (bottom center of the frame).
The process of loading / unloading of the train platform. The train stops, the cars are going.
On the other hand, train rides, cars stand)
In Sylt we arrived, when the street was dark. The navigator led us to a small hotel on the flat and narrow road when the other crews had already moved in and are actively preparing for dinner. The Germans do not like to waste electricity on the road lighting and ensure traffic safety at the expense of quality and competent reflective markings. Therefore, in addition to the dark markings and in the evening we did not see anything. But in the morning ...
The building looks nice, modestly and quietly. There is no golden facades, columns, portals, domes and other elements of the "oil baroque".
Here it is cool even in the summer, always a strong wind blows, but the unique landscape and fresh air outweigh any disadvantages. The hotel is small by European standards - there are only three residential floors. However, this has its own charm - little people, leisure passes quietly, without fuss and with maximum comfort. A percentage content of Russian-speaking here tends to zero.
Pay attention to the prices)
See how smart wall there.
Comfortable beds by the pool. However, wet in the wind where you can hold out for a couple of minutes) If you have any extra hundred thousand, highly recommend to spend a weekend on Sylt Budersand Hotel)
After a royal breakfast, we went to travel through the whole of Sylt. Germans carefully cherish the nature of the island. Parked along the road is impossible, only in designated areas, you can not even walk everywhere, both on the Curonian Spit. Grass and topsoil cherish herein as the pupil of an eye - this is the main protection against weathering sand.
By the way, the rating of the most expensive residential streets in Germany headed by, you guessed it, it Sylt.
Of the 15 regions of Germany, the streets of the island took the first three lines with a maximum price of 35 000 euros per m2 (street Hobokenweg, Kampen district). This is about 2.2 million rubles per m2.
Munich, the leader of the last few years the real estate market of mainland Germany, located on the 4th line - on Müllerstraße (Glockenbachviertel district) m2 luxury housing in the average cost 25 000 euros.
Normal bus stop, as we have in Tambov.
The stark beauty of Sylt.
A little bit about the wind ...
Flea fence with barbed wire makes it clear that we should not leave the trail and trample delicate fertile layer of the island.
Find the animals)
The northernmost point of Germany.
the North Sea and the wind did not spare the land. Over the past 800 years, the island territory has decreased by half. According to the forecasts of climate scientists, a couple of centuries, the water can completely hide and the island of Sylt, and connects it to the mainland by a causeway.
Over there behind the hill could be seen in Denmark.
In addition to pure sea air and the possibility to swim in cold water, Sylt like and read as German capital oysters. In the coastal waters of the island is a large (and still the only one in Germany) oyster farm Dittmeyer's Austern-Compagnie.
Cultivated on this farm type of shellfish called simply and succinctly - "giant oysters." The menu offers local oysters appear as "Zilter Royale". Basket with seafood winter in sea water in special barns and summer go to sea shore. For three years the marine reptiles are gaining up to 100 grams of weight.
In an area of 30 hectares is diluted about two million oysters. And the annual harvest totals one million clams.
In this case, working on the farm only 4 people. Severe these guys skillfully operating with a knife.
Tide for these molluscs - the meal. They feed on phytoplankton - microscopic plants that live in water. A period of low tide in oysters can breathe. Just at this time and harvest. In addition, oyster bags whipped like a pillow, and turn from one side to another to shellfish are not pressed with each other and have grown into the net. the maturation period of the oysters is three years. caring for them requires a lot of time and effort, so delicacy is so expensive.
Meet this Kampen - the place where they live, the German oligarchs and wealthy. It is located the most luxurious summer home and parked in the most expensive cars. Living here - it is very often known in the German media person.
the Ruble as ours, but all the houses are made in the same architectural style with a thatched roof (the others are now simply forbidden to build, not to spoil the historical appearance). And for some reason the Germans did not build a three or six-meter solid fences, as is customary in our country. Fence to the waist, intercom, mailbox - and all. Even rabid dogs - and those not.
This is all very strange. More like a decoration to a film about happiness.
Here is such an island hobbits.