Surrounded by the vast marshland, the Katinger Watt nature reserve (EU bird sanctuary) and the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park are within walking distance of the Katharinenhof.
The Mommsen town of Garding with its charming town center and the town of Tönning, famous for its historic harbor and the Multimar Wattforum, are both 6 km away from the Katharinenhof. The Eidersperrwerk, built to protect the North Sea from storm tides, is located at the mouth of the Eider into the North Sea near Tönning.
The North Sea dike and the Wadden Sea in front of it extend in approx. 3 km distance, to the next guarded bathing bay at the green North Sea dike in Vollerwiek it is approx. 6 km away. The salt marsh lambs can also be found nearby.
The “largest sandpit” of Germany with its typical stilt buildings stretches over 12 km length with up to 2 km width before the pretty health resort and North Sea spa and Sulphur bath St. Peter-Ording. The many shops and cafés in the four different districts of Böhl, Dorf, Bad and Ording invite you to stroll and enjoy.
Beside the Böhler lighthouse the lighthouse Westerheversand, which stands on a mound in front of the village Westerhever, is worth a visit as the landmark of the Eiderstedt peninsula.
Historic barge, longhouses, thatched cottages, the old Peters merchant house in Tetenbüll and the eighteen churches on Eiderstedt round off the picture not only architecturally. The numerous concerts in the churches are only a part of Eiderstedt's musical events.
Over 60 artists display their works of art in numerous galleries and studios.
The peninsula Eiderstedt also offers culinary specialties in the many restaurants and parish farms, not only during the Lamb or Cabbage Days, such as the typical Futjes, Mehlbüddel, Fliederbeer soup, sour roll, shrimps as well as Pharisäer and Eiergrog etc.
Not only nature lovers, but also sports enthusiasts get their money's worth on Eiderstedt. Numerous cycle paths through the countryside, water sports such as kiting, sailing, beach volleyball, but also walking, jogging, inline skating, tennis and horse riding etc. offer every visitor the desired fitness program.
If you want it to be a bit “bigger”, then Husum, the grey city by the sea, is worth a visit. Numerous shops and department stores are lined up here with nice cafés and restaurants. There you will also find the Nordfriesland Maritime Museum and the famous Theodor-Storm House. Take a look at the garden of the castle in front of Husum, which blossoms intensely blue during the crocus period, and visit the Marienkirche.
Also interesting is the “Dutch town” Friedrichstadt, which is also called the “Venice of the North”. A trip on the Friedrichstädter canals is worthwhile.
It is always worthwhile to visit the Hanseatic city of Hamburg, which can be reached in just one and a half hours by car (including approx. 100 km of motorway).
Eiderstedt and its surroundings offer peace and relaxation, nature, sport, art, culture and culinary delights in many respects!
Pure relaxation at any time of the year!