Nature & Outdoor Activities

Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park

Sylt: Lighthouse List-Ost behind the dunes at the beach ©DZT (Francesco Carovillano)

The Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea National Park is part of the Wadden Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site and the largest continuous area of mudflats in the world. It never fails to amaze visitors with its sand dunes, beaches and charming animal residents.

This remarkable national park, which also doubles up as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, in Germany's northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein offers plenty of chance for adventure and exploration. Visitors can take walks through the salt marshes and admire the coastal setting as they watch out for birds whilst on a bike ride. The small inhabited Halligen islands in the middle of the mudflats are just a boat ride away. And, with a bit of luck, visitors may be able to catch a glimpse of some common seals, grey seals or porpoises there. A walk along the mudflats with an expert tour guide is a must and a great way of getting to know tiny locals, such as starfish, snails, mussels and lugworms.

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