Wadden Sea National Park

Distance: 6.81 Km

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The Wadden Sea is one of the world's 10 most important wetlands and has status as a national park, game and nature reserve and since 2009 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is large and enriching - a place full of experiences and knowledge for everyone - a unique nature area, unique in Denmark, and with global significance. The entire 500 km long tidal area, which stretches from Blåvandshuk in Denmark through Germany to Den Helder in the Netherlands, now has World Heritage status. The part of the Wadden Sea, located in Germany and the Netherlands, has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009.

The tide makes an impression when 1.000.000.000 m3 of water is moved back and forth through the depths twice a day. The Wadden Sea is the clear, calm water and at the same time the stormy sea on the outside of the dike. The Wadden Sea is bursting with life - in the air, in the shallow water, below and on the surface of the ford. Nowhere else in Denmark do you meet so many birds during the migration period, spring as well as autumn - a total of between 10-12 million. During the breeding season, care must be taken, as there are bird nests in the strangest places. The island of Mandø southwest of Ribe will provide great experiences at this time.

The warm and shallow water of the Wadden Sea is also a growth area for many of our most important fish species, and here especially the summer visitor mullet can meet in shoals. Today, the Wadden Sea has Denmark's largest population of harbor seals.

 

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