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World Heritage extended with the Danish part

It's done! One Wadden Sea World Heritage. Et Vadehav Verdensarv. Één Waddenzee Werelderfgoed. Ein Wattenmeer Weltnaturerbe. The World´s largest tidal barrier island system with central importance for biodiversity on a global scale. See the News and also our Facebook account.


Many events at the 5th Wadden Sea World Heritage Anniversary

On 26 June 2009, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee inscribed the Dutch-German Wadden Sea on the World Heritage List. The 5th anniversary was celebrate with a variety of events: Free guided mudflat tours, the first flashmob in the Wadden Sea, and many birthday parties [more]

Our Wadden Sea World Heritage

Whichever part of the Dutch, German or Danish North Sea coast or its islands you visit, you will be surveying an area that holds a natural beauty, unique in the world: the Wadden Sea. In June 2009 the Wadden Sea was added to the World Heritage List. Why is the Wadden Sea a World Heritage Site? And what does this mean? Find out more on this website.

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Map of the Waddem Sea World Heritage property

Highlights in the Wadden Sea World Heritage


World Heritage Weeks 2014

Experience the Dutch part of the Wadden Sea on one of the unique excursions during the World Heritage Week 2014: kayak expeditions, tidal flat walks at dusk or take part in one of the culinary boat trips. More »

Multimar Wattforum - Whales, mudflats and World Heritage

The Multimar Wattforum Centre in Tönning is the information centre for the Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park. An interactive exhibition of whales, mudflats and world heritage provides numerous aquariums with unique insights and experiences, impressions and views. More »

6th Migratory Birds Day in Lower Saxony

From 11 to 19 October it is all about migratory birds in the National Park Lower Saxon Wadden Sea. The programme with over 250 events is now available. More »

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Discovering the Wadden Sea

Wadden Sea Wildlife

Discovering Wadden Sea Wildlife

In the realm of seals, oystercatchers and lugworms. Learn more about the inhabitants of the wild marine nature.

Favourite places

Wadden Sea World Heritage at its best. Tell others about your favourite Wadden Sea place.