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Around twelve kilometers long and up to two kilometers wide: Nowhere on Germany's mainland coasts is there more space for beach vacationers - and hardly any other beach offers so many different sports options.

By train to Sankt Peter-Ording: Plan arrival

In summer there is really something going on here. For the many bathers, surfers or beach walkers in St. Peter-Ording, however, it is never crowded, at the twelve-kilometer-long white beach everyone finds his place. Depending on the water level (the tides are very noticeable here), it can be quite a distance from the town to the seashore; wooden walkways lead across the sandy area, which can be up to two kilometers wide. The mega-beach is characterized by several pile dwellings, which have become landmarks of the region - for more than 100 years wooden huts have been standing here on high stilts made of larch wood. They are not used for the Baywatch, but partly as a restaurant, where you can enjoy a hearty meal with a top view of the North Sea. Beforehand, you might have enjoyed one of the many sports activities, such as surfing, kite surfing or stand-up paddling - some people also like to sail across the beach in beach gliders. Oh yes: beach chairs, beach volleyball and children's playgrounds, nudist areas, DLRG watch and dog beach are of course also here.

Good connection by train: From Hamburg's main station to St. Peter-Ording station, the train takes about three hours - from there it's about a 15-minute walk to the large pier.
By the way, you can find tips on how to travel comfortably and inexpensively on long-distance and local trains with Deutsche Bahn here.

The special tip: The pile dwelling restaurant "Strandperle" from the ARD series "Gegen den Wind" is actually called "Silbermöwe" and is located in the northern beach area - delicious fish rolls!

Cover photo: St. Peter-Ording awaits with 12 kilometers of white sandy beach © Marco Bottigelli - gettyimages.de