• 408 kilometres of dikes protect the low lying coastal areas
of the North Sea from storm tides
• 6 islands: Sylt, Amrum, Föhr, Pellworm, Helgoland and Nordstrand
• 10 smaller islands (Halligen): Hooge, Langeness, Oland, Gröde, Nordstrandischmoor, Südfall, Süderoog, Norderoog, Hamburger Hallig
• 13 languages: standard German, the local dialect Plattdeutsch, Danish and ten Frisian dialects
• 12 golf courses on the mainland and on the islands
• 361 kilometres of certified and sign posted Nordic Walking routes
• 350 kilometres of North Sea coastal cycling paths can be found along the North Sea coast of Schleswig Holstein, part of the longest sign posted cycling route in the world. Its total length is 6,000 kilometres.
• The Schleswig Holstein Wadden Sea National Park has a size of 4,410 sq.km. and is the biggest National Park between Sicily and the North Cape.
• 8,352 seals live in the Schleswig Holstein Wadden Sea National Park
• 78 crab and fish cutters in Büsum, Tönning, Friedrichskoog and Husum
• 12 lighthouses
• 263,244 sheep keep the grass short and the ground firm on the dikes and provide milk, meat, wool and skins
• 5 million crocuses flower every March in the castle park in Husum
• The Easter Bunny hides 10,000 eggs every year on the Pellworm Easter meadow
• 380 cabbage farmers harvest 80 million cabbages every year in Dithmarschen, the biggest cabbage growing area in Europe
• 35 public and dozens of private Biike bonfires are lit on February 21st, the Frisian festival on the North Sea coast
• A good Frisian Pharisee, the national drink of the Nordstrand people, includes 4cl rum!
• 42,000 ships and 20,000 sports boats pass through the Brunsbüttel entrance to the Kiel Canal (connecting the North Sea and Baltic Sea) every year
At Eichhorns you are right in the middle of all this - North Friesland and close to the North Sea!