The Schleswig-Holstein Wadden Sea is the largest area among the five Wadden Sea regions. The gateway to the Hallig Islands, Northern Friesland and the green dikes and marshlands of Dithmarschen truly impresses with its never-ending expanse and infinite horizon.

Follow in the footsteps of famous writers and artists: Heinrich Heine was attracted by the rugged charm of the North Sea coast and immortalised it in his poems, while Emil Nolde painted them with magnificent colours. Theodor Storm, too, could not escape the poetry of the landscape and often wrote about the distinctive North German coastline.

Find out what is hidden in the depths of the North Sea and what plants and animals dwell here in the Wadden Sea in the largest interactive exhibition on the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein, at the Multimar Wattforum National Park Center and Whale House in Tönning.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for captivating Wadden Sea creatures. Meet the Small Five, Big Five and Flying Five with a National Park Guide on a mudflat walk, experience a ‘bird’s eye’ view of Husum Bay, or visit the Wadden Sea’s largest predators, the Harbour Seal and Grey Seal at Friedrichskoog Seal Center.

With grass-covered dunes, shifting sands, birds, seal colonies, lighthouses and rugged cliffs, there is always something to experience, explore and discover at any time of year. Let yourself be inspired by the unique nature of the Wadden Sea!