Celebrating 10 years World Heritage


One Wadden Sea. Our Heritage. Our Future.

2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Wadden Sea's inscription as a World Heritage site. To celebrate this special year, the Wadden Sea community is setting up an anniversary programme with various regional and local events and activites for you as Wadden Sea resident or visitor to join in. The programme will be available only shorty and updated throughout the year.

The motto is heavily intertwined with the theme of sustainability. We want to not only celebrate the nature heritage we enjoy today, but also want to protect this fragile and unique place for our future, the generations to come. Our anniversary events and activities  by experiencing it in sustainble ways. Think about your contribution by joining the event by bike or public transportation. There is always a smart choice to make.


Anniversary Bike Tour

One Wadden Sea. Two Wheels. Three Countries.

The Anniversary Bike Tour will be the highlight of the 10th anniversary celebrations. The bike tour will take place from the middle to the end of June 2019 with two core cyclist groups starting in the Netherlands and Denmark. En route, the cyclists will stop at local celebrations, thereby drawing a golden thread to unite all Wadden Sea regions. The tour, including stops, will be published in advance. You can join the tour for a day's stage or greet them at one of the stops and take part in the celebrations there.


World Heritage Fest

On 30 June the two cyclist groups will meet at the Wadden Sea World Heritage Visitor Center in Wilhelmshaven, where a trilateral festival will mark the end of the tour. Booths with regional products, games and more will let you experience our World Heritage on your stroll down Südstrand promenade or exploring the Visitor Center. The fest will start at 12.00 and end at 17.00. The cyclists will arrive at 13.00. Welcome the cyclists on their finish line or join them with your own bike.


Celebrate with us!

Are you an organisation, SME or association with a bright idea for an event, want to take part or bike with a team with us? Get in touch with your regional coordinators about your ideas:

Region Coordinator
Denmark Nationalpark Vadehavet, Anne Husum Marboe, +4572543651
Schleswig-Holstein Landesbetrieb für Küstenschutz, Nationalpark und Meeresschutz Schleswig-Holstein, Marina Sanns & Silke Ahlborn, +4948616160
Hamburg/Neuwerk Nationalpark-Verwaltung Hamburgisches Wattenmeer, Janne Lieven, +4940428402457
Niedersachsen Nationalparkverwaltung Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer, Anke Hofmeister, +494421911157
Netherlands Merk Fryslan, Karina Pool, +31629498644