Popular Accommodations in Keitum
Highlights in Keitum
- Sylt's green lung
- Wadden Sea World Heritage Site
- Romantic Frisian houses
- Secluded, greened Frisian ramparts
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Vacation rentals in Keitum
A holiday apartment in Keitum offers Frisian cosiness: Traditional thatched Frisian houses stand almost directly on the North Sea beach of the island of Sylt, densely planted Frisian walls protect against floods. The view reaches up to the sea, to the tidal flat it is only a few hundred meters. Behind the apartments is the Sylt Geestlandschaft. Despite their rustic charm, the thatched houses offer modern comfort with maritime flair.Rustic vacation rentals on the green cliff
Whoever travels to the North Sea with the whole family takes a vacation rental in Keitum. The farmhouses on the green cliff above the Wadden Sea are often several hundred years old. The wealthy inhabitants of the village could afford stable building materials, so the houses withstand the harsh North Sea climate, the wind and the salty air. You can enjoy them in the garden of your vacation rental or during a walk through the town centre.
Vacation in Keitum
Location and orientation
Keitum is a district of the island Sylt and belongs to the county Nordfriesland. Typical Frisian thatched roofs characterise the village. Ancient trees shade quiet places in the village centre, off the coast lies the North Sea with the UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea. Keitum is considered by many holidaymakers to be the most beautiful village in Friesland.The green heart of the island of Sylt
Until about 100 years ago Keitum was the capital of the island Sylt. Today the village is particularly popular with North Sea holidaymakers. Traditional Frisian walls protect Keitum from the sea and are covered with chestnuts, lime trees and beech trees. Walks through the village lead to a green cliff above the Wadden Sea. The many trees and green meadows have earned Keitum the nickname "Green Heart of the Island of Sylt".
Travelers and Activities
Keitum is ideal for a family holiday on Sylt. From the spacious vacation rental you can go swimming on the beach in summer. An experience is a hike through the Wadden Sea at low tide. A visit to the "Sylter Welle" outdoor pool also promises fun in the water. A walk takes you past green meadows with sheep and Galloway cattle. Children and adults alike enjoy excursions on horseback.Keitum with dog
Four-legged friends are also very welcome in Keitum. Finding a vacation rental where dogs are allowed is no problem at all. The hilly terrain around the village invites you to take long walks. Signs show where dogs are allowed to walk on the beach.
Keitum is the birthplace of the writer Boy Lornson. Among other things, he wrote the children's book "Robbi, Tobbi und das Fliewatüüt".
Top 3 travel tips
A testimony of the Copper Stone Age is not far from the town centre: the Meghalit grave Harhoog is a rectangular megalithic grave. An extended dolmen rises into the sky, half-height entrance stones serve as access. The present location is not the place of origin of the tomb: the tomb once lay on the hill called "Weenk" between Keitum and Tinnum. Today it is located on the edge of the Wadden Sea near the Keitum outdoor pool.2nd church St. Severin
The church of St. Severin dates from the 13th century and is one of the oldest sacred buildings in Schleswig-Holstein. However, the tower is much younger: it was only built in the 15th century. The church owes its name to Bishop Severin of Cologne, who worked in the 4th century. Somewhat away from the village, the church stands on the highest elevation of the Sylt Geest core.3. The northernmost vineyard in Germany
Sylt is not exactly known as a wine-growing region. But north of Keitum, the Balthasar Rees winery runs Germany's northernmost - and relatively flat - vineyard. The fresh North Sea air guarantees good aeration of the reebstock. In the Sylt sun the precocious grape varieties Solaris and Revaner grow. The products of the vineyard can be tasted on a cosy evening in the apartment.