With almost 100 square kilometres, Sylt is the largest North Frisian island and has about 20,000 inhabitants. In addition, there are more than 800,000 holiday visitors every year. The Wadden Sea Station of AWI is in List, in the far north of the nearly 40 km-long island and, thus, is in the northernmost town in Germany. Here, Sylt is a little less chic than, for example, further south in Kampen. One of the main attractions in List, the Erlebniszentrum Naturgewalten, opened in 2009, was designed in close cooperation with AWI and is just a stone's throw from the Wadden Sea Station.

The name "Wadden Sea Station" [in German, "Wattenmeerstation"] speaks for itself – the station, expanded by a new building several years ago, is located on the Wadden Sea and offers the approximately 40 employees of the smallest AWI site not only great views and direct access to the sea/mud flats, but also excellent laboratory conditions.

Via the Hindenburgdamm, which connects Sylt with the mainland (although only via rail), List is also easily accessible. Trains only travel to Westerland, though; from there, you go to List by bus. Living on the mainland and commuting to List is also possible, although a certain commuting time has to be expected.

Also in List, we offer not only long-term jobs, but courses for students as well.

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