Aerial view of the Lower Saxony Wadden Sea, © Willi Rolfes
© Willi Rolfes

Mud­flat walks with all your senses

The ebb and flow of the tides has created a very special coastal landscape. One of the world’s biggest wetland areas, the Wadden Sea is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its diverse landscape, this biotope provides a unique habitat for more than 10,000 animal and plant species.

Mobility on the mudflats

Enjoy the Wadden Sea’s biodiversity on a guided tour of the tidal flats with national park rangers. Visitors with reduced mobility can overcome the challenge of moving around on the mudflats with the ‘Waddenmobile’, a light wheelchair-like vehicle that won’t sink into the soft mud. If you’d rather see the Wadden Sea without being right on the seafloor, you can take a more accessible tour along a pier – this tour is especially well suited to people with reduced mobility and to families with prams. From the path atop the pier, you have an excellent view of the salt marshes and the wild natural landscape and can watch the countless wading birds as they hunt along the mudflats for snails, worms and small crabs.

Culinary tours

Particular culinary delights await you on tours where you can experience the tidal flats with all your senses. See, feel, hear, smell and taste the coast and the salt marshes. The national park guides also offer blind and hearing-impaired visitors the opportunity to take part in sense-based evening tours of the salt marshes from the East Frisian island of Langeoog. The tours feature a buffet with delicacies from the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Wattwanderzentrum Ostfriesland

Am Harlesiel 20
26409 Carolinensiel / Harlesiel
Phone: +49 (0) 173 / 9978231