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Four seasons in the Watt — hikes in the North Sea

Andrea Ullius

Four seasons in the Watt — hikes in the North Sea

Hiking Collection by Die Nordsee

No matter what time of year – hiking in the Watt on the North Sea is always a unique experience. While you feel the mud under your bare feet in the summer, in winter you may hear the soft cracking of layers of ice beneath you. In any case, you will enjoy a wonderful view of the vast nature with the scent of the salty-fresh air. In the background, you can hear the unmistakable crackle of the mud crawlers and, with a little luck, you might even be able to watch the seals sunbathe. Due to the tides, the Wattenmeer is subject to constant change. That's why every time you hike, you're guaranteed to be fascinated by the changing scenery. Where at high tide the mighty forces of the North Sea reign, you can explore the cleared sea floor a few hours later.

Here are eleven starting points of exciting mudflat hikes with different focuses. The best way to experience them is with one of the certified watt guides. They know the Watt very well, tell exciting stories and are prepared for all eventualities. Whether you don rubber boots or wader socks — discover the Wadden Sea for yourself on one of these exciting routes.

In June 2009, UNESCO named the Wattenmeer a World Heritage Site thanks to its exceptional geological and ecological importance. More than 10,000 animal and plant species find their home on and in the Wadden Sea. This year, the Wattenmeer region is celebrating its tenth anniversary. In the spring and summer months, there are several guided tours which focus on the spring feelings of the Watt residents. All information and events for the anniversary can be found at die-nordsee.de/10-jahre-wne.

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