Let’s continue with the ultra route – the marathon is behind us. For some, that’s an achievement; for you, it’s just another refreshment point.
After recently enjoying the Braderuper Heide, things take a more maritime turn. Today’s route segment revolves around the small village of Munkmarsch and its harbor.
However, before reaching Munkmarsch, our path runs along the White Cliff. This is a break edge up to eight meters high leading to the Wadden Sea. It’s an ever-changing natural landscape with a lot of sand under your running shoes. The path ends right at the Munkmarsch harbor, where the next refreshment station awaits.
Until the construction of the Hindenburg Dam, Munkmarsch harbor was Sylt’s primary connection point to the mainland. Ferry and supply ships docked here, and from this point, all newcomers to the island had to be distributed by horse-drawn carriage and later by the island railway. The harbor’s historical significance isn’t immediately evident today, as it now serves water sports enthusiasts as a private marina. To soak up a bit of its old history, the best place to head to is the Fährhaus Munkmarsch, where upscale gastronomy and a hotel are now operated. Munkmarsch is Sylt’s smallest village with a harbor and the White Cliff, yet it has its unique atmosphere.
From the harbor onwards, the route is asphalted, but before that, it’s very sandy and uneven. So, while you’re looking at the horizon, remember to occasionally check the ground beneath your feet.
After the quaint Munkmarsch, the route continues towards Keitum.