UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea visitor centre in Cuxhaven opens
The UNESCO World Heritage Wadden Sea covers an area of roughly 11,500 square kilometres and extends along German, Dutch and Danish stretches of the North Sea coastline. In Germany there are three Wadden Sea national parks, in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Hamburg, whose richly varied natural landscapes are just waiting to be discovered. The mudflats of the North Sea islands and the Hallig islands are a must-see, and at low tide you can even reach them on foot.
The Wadden Sea (Wattenmeer) on the North Sea coast is a unique habitat for many rare species of flora and fauna. Now with the addition of a state-of-the-art visitor centre on Sahlenburg beach in Cuxhaven, you can learn all about this special ecosystem through a variety of installations and exhibitions.The most memorable way to discover the Wadden Sea is undoubtedly on a guided walking tour of the mudflats, which can be booked at the visitor centre.