Discovering and photographing the unknown beauty of Europe
Back to serious business! Rain or no rain, The Viking and I didn’t feel like going back to Nyborg yet and decided to do some more exploring of the border area. Our next destination would be Vidå Sluse, near the village of Højer. A “sluse” is a sluice in Danish and the word Vidå refers to the name of the river.
Actually, there are two of these sluices. The older one is more inland, whereas the new one is next to the sea, the Wadden Sea to be correct. We decided to go to the new one. There is a tourist information center, but most of the information that we could see was in Danish. Because the weather was not so fantastic, there were not so many people around. And all of them were Danish.
On one side of the sluice, you have a view on the river Vidå. The landscape was simply breathtaking and it was so peaceful here. Apparently, this is also a paradise for those who like birdwatching. On the other side of the sluice, you have a view on the Wadden Sea and the island of Sylt. According to Wikipedia,
It belongs to the North Frisian Islands and is the largest island in North Frisia. The northernmost island of Germany, it is known for its tourist resorts, notably Westerland, Kampen and Wenningstedt-Braderup, as well as for its 40 km long sandy beach. It is frequently covered by the media in connection with its exposed situation in the North Sea and its ongoing loss of land during storm tides. Since 1927, Sylt has been connected to the mainland by the Hindenburgdamm causeway. In latter years, it has been a resort for the German jet set and tourists in search of occasional celebrity sighting.
Because it was so cloudy and it was raining, we didn’t see a lot of Sylt. Since it is a resort for the German jet set, the place is very expensive. So we decided to ignore Sylt and go somewhere else!
Here are the other pictures!