WADDEN SEA NATIONAL PARK - UNESCO World Heritage Site in Denmark
Why a UNESCO Choice?
The Wadden Sea is the largest national park in Denmark, with continuous tidal areas and an unbroken landscape, which provides the basis for an overwhelming diversity of flora and fauna. The German and Dutch parts of the Wadden Sea were designated by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites in 2009 and in 2014. The Danish area was added in 2010, and the protected areas now stretch 500 km along the Danish, German and Dutch coasts. This dynamic landscape, the biological wealth, and the many migratory birds make the area unique. Learn more about Wadden Sea National Park here.
What to See and Experience at Wadden Sea National Park
Wadden Sea National Park includes islands, marshlands, tidal flats, etc. Watch millions of starlings fly off into the sunset. Plan a trip to the island of Manø. The Wadden Sea Centre offers tours of the Baltic Sea, plus seal safaris.
Many Reasons to Visit
If you like nature, water and adventure, the Wadden Sea National Park is certainly a place for you. Here is an opportunity to learn more about Danish nature at both the Centre and the Park.
Other Attractions Nearby
The town of Ribe - voted one of Denmark’s most beautiful locations, Ribe Cathedral, Ribe Viking Centre and the Ribe Museum are worth a visit. Visit the 9-m high monument called Men at Sea, at Sædding Beach in Esbjerg. Take a trip to the German island of Sylt, which has 40 km of sandy beaches, designer boutiques and fancy restaurants. Experience an oyster or seal safari starting at Esbjerg Harbour during the safari season.
Danhostel Ribe or Danhostel Rømø, are clean, affordable overnight locations if you plan to spend a few days at the Wadden Sea National Park. At Danhostel Ribe, ask for a calendar which gives important information about the tides. Danhostel Esbjerg is also a great starting point for a trip to the Wadden Sea National Park.
- Do not eat the oysters close to the shore as they could be harmful to your health.
- Two great beaches close by are in Esbjerg or on the island of Rømø.
- Drive to the island of Manø, but ALWAYS check the tide calendar before you go.