A large, unique nature reserve full of life and experiences

Wadden Sea National Park

A large, unique nature reserve full of life and experiences

Wadden Sea National Park

 

 

The Wadden Sea is one of the world's most important tidal flats. A large, unique nature reserve full of life and experiences. The Wadden Sea is both the still surface water and the turbulent ocean. Four times every twenty-four hours, a billion cubic meters of water is moved through the Wadden Sea, where powerful forces are in play when the tide tide createss mudflats and sandflats by moving mud and sand in dramatic fashion.

The 17th of January The Wadden Sea was appointed as a National park. Officially The National Park opened in 2010. The National Park The Wadden Sea from Blåvandhuk in the north trhrough RIBE to Tøndermarsken in the south.

Animal Life

The Wadden Sea is full of life - in the air, in the shallow water, above and below the marshland surface.

In no other place in Denmark is it possible to experience so many migrating birds, in the spring as well as the autumn. Every year, 10-12 million water birds migrate to or from their nesting places in the Wadden Sea.

The Wadden Sea is also home to the largest population of the common seal in Denmark, just as the warm and shallow water is the natural breeding area for many of our most important fish species. 

Various information about the Wadden Sea Region
The National Park
The cities
The islands

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Man and the Wadden Sea

Life by the Wadden Sea is, and has always been, on Mother Nature's premises. Violent storm floods have marked the population, who for protection, have built dikes along 100 km of the Wadden Sea coast.