Seitennavigation

UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea

Plant and animal species

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Niedersächsisches Wattenmeer im Frühjahr
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The Wadden Sea on Lower Saxony's North Sea coast features over 10,000 different plant and animal species. The Wadden Sea extends all away from Denmark's Esbjerg to Den Helder in the Netherlands. The wetland area comprises approximately 13,000 square kilometres and is one of central Europe's few pristine natural landscapes. When the water ebbs twice a day, a habitat is revealed with an unbelievable variety of species. Large portions of the mud flats are exposed when
the tide goes out. This enables visitors to "walk on the seafloor" during a guided mudflat hiking tour as they discover the various small inhabitants of the Wadden Sea.

The following Visitor Centres along the coast and on the islands offer exhibitions, lectures, excursions and experimental programmes. You can also ask for special offers for children, teenagers and other groups. The centres in Wilhelmshaven and Cuxhaven are also World Heritage information centres.

Along the coast:

  • Cuxhaven, Hans-Clausen-Straße 19, 27476 Cuxhaven-Sahlenburg, Tel. (0049) 4721 28681
  • Wurster Nordseeküste, Am Kutterhafen, 27632 Dorum-Neufeld, Tel. (0049) 4741 2826
  • Fedderwardersiel, Am Hafen 1, 26969 Butjadingen, Tel. (0049) 4733 8517
  • Dangast, Zum Jadebusen 179, 26316 Varel-Dangast, Tel. (0049) 4451 7058
  • Carolinensiel, Pumphusen 3, 26409 Carolinensiel, Tel. (0049) 4464 8403
  • Dornumersiel, Oll Deep 7, 26553 Dornumersiel, Tel. (0049) 4933 1565
  • Norden-Norddeich, Dörper Weg 22, 26506 Norden-Norddeich, (0049) 4931 81635
  • Greetsiel, Schatthauser Weg 6, 26736 Greetsiel, Tel. (0049) 4926 2041

On the Islands:

  • Wangerooge, Friedrich - August - Str. 18, 26480 Wangerooge, Tel. (0049) 4469 8397
  • Baltrum, Haus Nr. 177, 26579 Baltrum, Tel. (0049) 4939 469
  • Norderney, Am Hafen, 26548 Norderney, Tel. (0049) 4932 2001
  • Juist, Carl-Stegmann-Str.5, 26560 Juist, Tel. (0049) 4935 1595
  • Borkum ("Feuerschiff Borkumriff") 26757 Borkum, Tel. (0049) 4922 2030

Click here for more information on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wadden Sea.

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