Bright Future? Harbour porpoises in the Wadden Sea
As part of the annual ‘Harbour Porpoise Days’ in Wilhelmshaven, the trilateral symposium highlights and explores the role of this small whale in the Wadden Sea ecosystem.
2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the Wadden Sea's inscription as a World Heritage site. To celebrate this special year, the Wadden Sea community is setting up an anniversary programme with various regional and local events and activites for you as Wadden Sea resident or visitor to join in. The programme will be available only shorty and updated throughout the year.
The motto is heavily intertwined with the theme of sustainability. We want to not only celebrate the nature heritage we enjoy today, but also want to protect this fragile and unique place for our future, the generations to come. Our anniversary events and activities by experiencing it in sustainble ways. Think about your contribution by joining the event by bike or public transportation. There is always a smart choice to make. Are you an organisation, SME or association with a bright idea for an event? Give us your ideas!
The Anniversary Bike Tour will be the highlight of the 10th anniversary celebrations. The bike tour will take place from the middle to the end of June 2019 with two core cyclist groups starting in the Netherlands and Denmark. En route, the cyclists will stop at local celebrations, thereby drawing a golden thread to unite all Wadden Sea regions. The tour, including stops, will be published in advance on this page. You can join the tour for a day's stage or greet them at one of the stops and take part in the celebrations there.
On 30 June the two cyclist groups cross the finish line at the Wadden Sea World Heritage Visitor Center in Wilhelmshaven, where a trilateral festival with an experience market marks the end of the tour. Booths with regional products, games and more will let you experience our World Heritage on your stroll down Südstrand promenade. Explore the Visitor Center on its open day. The cyclists will arrive at 12.30. Welcome the cyclists on their finish line or join them with your own bike. The fest starts at 10.00 with a religious service at the Jade Bay and ends at 18.00.