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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 Wadden Sea World Heritage property

Highlights in the Wadden Sea World Heritage


Wadden hiking: 1,200 km of hiking trails along the Wadden Sea World Heritage

Experience the joy of hiking from the Netherlands to Germany across the spectacular landscape of the coast of the Wadden Sea World Heritage. Over 1,200 km of hiking trails go in all directions towards the most beautiful areas along the majestic Wadden Sea. More »

 Brent Geese Days on the Halligen

The next day Brent Geese Days will take place from 18 April to 3 May 2015. Large flocks of brent geese on the meadows on the Halligen - this are the brent goose days in the spring.
Since 1998, the Halligen communities, nature conservation organizations and the National Park  invite holidaymakers and day visitors to experience the impressive natural spectacle of Arctic bird migration more »

Wadden Sea World Heritage Infocenters

Both Wadden Sea infocenters in Wilhelmshaven and Cuxhaven explain interesting facts about the Wadden Sea World Heritage to their big and small visitors. Various exhibitions and mud walks provide valuable insights into this unique natural lanscape.

More: Wilhelmshaven / Cuxhaven

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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.