One calls Schleswig-Holstein the "land between the seas". The Baltic Sea as an inland sea borders in the east, the North Sea in the west. The coastal areas in Schleswig-Holstein are sometimes steep coasts, sometimes sandy beaches. There are also lake landscapes, wooded hills and agriculture. The western North Sea coast is characterized by wind and waves, ebb and flow. The eastern part of Schleswig-Holstein is characterized by hills and lakes. The Baltic Sea coast is interspersed with many bays and coves and is much quieter than its western counterpart. Well-known North Sea islands in Schleswig-Holstein are Sylt, Amrum and Föhr.