The Wadden Sea National Park

The Wadden Sea National Park is Denmark's largest and newest national park. It's also a UNESCO World Heritage Site because of its enormous ecological importance as the world's largest unbroken system of intertidal sand and mud flats. Head here for unbeatable birdwatching!

Wadden Sea National Park

Denmark's newest World Heritage Site

The Wadden Sea is a national park and World Heritage Site in Denmark. It extends along the southern stretch of Denmark's West Coast, from Ho Bay to the German border. The park is an easily accessible day trip from nearby towns such as Ribe, Denmark's oldest town, and Esbjerg, home of the imposing Man Meets the Sea sculpture. It's an unmissable thing to do in Denmark if you love birdwatching, wildlife and exploring intertidal habitats. Visit nearby towns like fascinating Ribe and Esbjerg.

Wadden Sea National Park

Unique things to see at the Wadden Sea National Park

When the tidal waters retreat, the exposed seabed comes to life and teems with creatures. The Wadden Sea’s sand dunes are popular resting places for breeding colonies of seals. During spring and autumn, you’ll witness the arrival of enormous flocks of migratory birds. Around 12 million migratory birds pass through the Wadden Sea National Park en route to breeding and wintering grounds around the world.

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The Wadden Sea on Denmark's West Coast (Nationalpark Vadehavet)


Interactive flyway map

See when which birds can be found in the Wadden Sea Nationalpark with the interactive flyway bird calendar.