15.02.2017 | Visitor centre

Wadden Sea Visitor Centre of Vester Vested celebrates reopening

After a comprehensive renovation and extension, the new Danish Wadden Sea Centre Vadehavscentret was opened by His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark on 2 February 2017.

The center has gained a new sculptural appearance in harmony with the special nature of the area and an outstanding exhibition.

Initiated by Klaus Melbye, Leader of the Vadehavscentret, the building combines education, information, nature and art in an innovative and interactive way. School classes and international groups find room to learn about and explore the Wadden Sea World Heritage at seminar facilities. The exhibition focusses on the 10-12 million migratory birds that rely on the Wadden Sea as a resting place while combining art with education using light and media installations.

Almost EUR 8 million were invested into the new Vadehavscentret by the Municipality of Esbjerg, Fonden Realdania, A.P. Møller og Hustru Chastine Mc-Kinney Møllers Fond til almene Formaal, Arbejdsmarkedets Feriefond, Friluftsrådet, Louis Petersens Legat, Bevica Fonden, Augustinus Fonden, and Nationalpark Vadehavet.

The Vadehavscentret is open from May to September 10-17:00 and from October to April 10-16:00. For more information, education programmes and events visit www.vadehavscentret.dk

Photos: (c) Adam Mørk, Vadehavscentret