The introduction of the 9-euro ticket would lead to a storm on Sylt, said the Internet. What really happened? A site visit.

We had been promised the apocalypse on Sylt. And that’s how it happened: Weeks ago, the tourism association on Sylt had criticized the 9-euro ticket. One does not feel prepared for the onslaught, it was said on the island. The “Bild” headlined: “With the cheap ticket to the island of the rich and beautiful. Sylt in fear of the 9-euro vacationers.” For many, this meant: Sylt does not want cheap tourists. And the internet raised its terrible voice: Funny photo montages were soon circulating that promised a storm on Sylt. The images have been shared thousands of times under the catchphrase