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National Park Wadden Sea

Discover the unique diversity of the Wadden Sea.

The National Park and World Natural Heritage Wadden Sea as largest coherent territory of protection deserving intertidal mudflats, extending from The Netherlands and Germany to Denmark, is a popular place for excursions and located in the immediate vicinity of the North Sea Spa Cuxhaven.

With numerous display panels, seawater aquariums and exhibitions, the National Park Centre Wattenmeer offers you an informative insight into this impressive landscape.

During mudflat hiking tours (guided tours on the intertidal mudflats) you will become acquainted with the scenery of the Wadden Sea und its exceptional fauna and flora.

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The different habitats in the National Park Wadden Sea are the basis for the diversity in species of animals and plants.

...the intertidal mudflats, salt marshes, dunes, tidal creeks (waterways) and the Geestkliff (sparse vegetation of sand, rubble and stones - moraine-like)...

Numerous animals and plants have adapted in an optimal way to the specific conditions of the Wadden Sea.

Some of the most familiar inhabitants of the Wadden Sea are seals, horsehead seals, whales (porpoises), fishes like plaice, turbot, common gudgeon, sturgeon, ... numerous species of birds like oystercatcher, eider duck, seagulls, sea swallows, as well as invertebrates like snails, worms and crabs.

The fascination for the Wadden Sea is an example for the scenic attractions of the largest German North Sea Spa.

Very beautiful are the sand dunes, the woods, the dyke and the wideness of the marshes.

Meadows in bloom, silent waters and moors - contemplating the heath-land, etc. make the heart of any nature lover beat faster.