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Our oysters:
Some describe them as Queen of the Wadden Sea
We simply call them "Sylter Royal".

In 1986 we decided it was time to revive the Sylter oyster tradition after a 50-year break in its long history. Oyster fishery on the North Frisian Islands has a tradition extending back over 1000 years. Our ancestors used sailing boats to drag nets across the mudflats to collect the oysters.

Our Sylter Royal oysters are raised by our staff of four using the rack and bag method. With this method  iron trestles about 50cm high are set up in the tidal shallows. Attached to these are  mesh sacks in which the oysters grow. At high tide they are covered with seawater and during low tide fall dry. Breeding on trestles prevent the oysters becoming sandy and also protect them from predators living on the seabed.
The mesh sacks are shaken and turned over regularly so that the oysters do not grow together or get misshapen. They also have to be constantly freed from algae growth.

You can get Sylter Royal oysters in the bistro" Austernstube" - or precisely where you want them.


In the bistro Austernstube, within the business of Dittmeyer's Austern-Compagnie, we say "the proof of the pudding is in the eating" - come in and find out. The small but popular tasting bistro is a popular spot for oyster fans and those who wish to become one.
Fresh out of the oyster tanks, the precious seafood is served in different variations. Whether raw, wrapped in bacon and fried, baked with herb butter or on a bed of vegetables - in the Austernstube you get a view inside the incredible diversity and numerous possibilities of ways of preparing the Queen of the Wadden Sea.

Whether a private customer or business partner you can also order your oysters direct from us: www.sylter-royal.de.
There you will find all terms and conditions described - we look forward to hearing from you.

Oysters are a delicacy.
And in many parts of the world a daily food culture. 

Oyster farming has a long tradition and dates back to the fourth century BC. By chance, the  Greeks discovered that oysters like to attach themselves to clay fragments, after which large quantities were sunk into the sea. It was also soon clear that the taste of the oyster was dependent on the location.

Today oysters are grown throughout the world: on the coasts of Europe, Asia, Oceania, North and South America. Asia traditionally ensures its food in a large scale from the sea, it cultivates by far most of the oysters - in 2003 this was more than 4,3 million tons.

The oyster nurseries are to be found in the Blidsel Bay conservation area on the List Wadden Sea which in June 2009 was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.