Wadden Sea National Park

Photo: VisitRibeEsbjerg

The Wadden Sea is one of the world's most important tidal flats. A large and unique nature reserve - a place full of life and experiences. The Wadden Sea is both the still surface water and the turbulent ocean outside the dike.

The Wadden Sea is full of life - in the air, in the shallow water, above and below the marshland surface. In no other place is it possible to experience so many migrating birds, in the spring as well as the autumn. The Wadden Sea can almost be compared to an international airport where, every year 10-12 million birds make a stopover to refuel before travelling on to their breeding grounds. At low tide, the Wadden Sea becomes an enormous feeding area for migrating birds. 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.

The Wadden Sea offers a wealth of fantastic nature experiences. Nature is open every day and rewards every visit with new surprises.

The Wadden Sea World Heritage site
The Wadden Sea stretches across 500 km and three countries. UNESCO has designated the Danish part of the Wadden Sea as a World Heritage Destination. UNESCO World Heritage (23. juni 2014).

Wadden Sea Centre - The Gate to UNESCO World Heritage

The Wadden Sea Centre - The Gate to UNESCO World Heritage. The Migratory Birds Wadden Sea.

On tour in the Wadden Sea

Experience nature on your own or with a guide. If you want to know more about the nature around Ribe and the unique Wadden Sea, we recommend that you start your exploration with a visit to the  Wadden Sea Centre  - a place for the whole family.

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The Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea National Park is world class Danish nature. Here is a spectacular wildlife, and the significance of the area extends far beyond Denmark's borders.

Useful links

More information and knowledge about the National Park.

UNESCO World Heritage

Video clips from the Wadden Sea

Tidal calendar

The oysters of the Wadden Sea