Wadden Sea, located on the North Sea along the coasts of Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands, is the largest continuous system of mud flats and sand in the world. The flood waters, which warm up quickly in the summer, bring rich nutrients to the land twice a day, providing a great source of food for an abundance of life.
Each day visitors can walk on the seabed’s where water once was as the floods recede back into the sea. Around 50 islands are on the coast in this area, each with a unique feel.
from Germany to the Netherlands
There are more than 1,200 kilometers of spectacular hiking trails for visitors to explore, from Germany to the Netherlands. Hikers will see a variety of scenery, from wheat fields to one side and the sea to the other, with medieval churches along the way.
Multimare Wattforum Centre
The Multimare Wattforum Centre has a great interactive exhibition for visitors at the Wadden Sea. There is information on whales, mudflats and more, along with having plenty of aquariums to learn about sea life firsthand. Answers will be given on all kinds of common questions, such as how small a seahorse is exactly.
Visit Cuxhaven for information
The UNESCO-Wadden Sea World Heritage Visitor Centre Cuxhaven is one of 50 visitor centers in the area for Wadden Sea and is one of the best. This center hosts a number of interesting activities, such as a tidal flat discovery tour, guided tours going out to the salt marshes, and bird watching tours. There is even a place for the kids in this center.
8 sites in this World Heritage
- Key Planning Decision (PKB) Wadden Sea, part I
- Key Planning Decision (PKB) Wadden Sea, part II – Netherlands
- Key Planning Decision (PKB) Wadden Sea, part III
- National Park Wadden Sea Niedersachsen, part II
- National Park Wadden Sea Niedersachsen, part III
- National Park Wadden Sea Niedersachsen, part IV
- National Park Wadden Sea Schleswig-Holstein / Danish Wadden Sea Nature and Wildlife Resere, part I
- Danish Wadden Sea Nature and Wildlife Reserve, part II