UNESCO World Heritage: The Wadden Sea National Park
The Wadden Sea National Park is UNESCO World Heritage along the lines of the Egyptian Pyramids and the Great Wall of China. Most of the dry land in the Wadden Sea is located in Varde Municipality.
The Wadden Sea National Park is with its world class nature now the biggest national park in Denmark. Here is spectacular wildlife and the importance of the area extents far beyond the borders of Denmark. A remarkable place to experience the world heritage is either at the bay named Ho Bugt or at the nation’s newest dry territory – Skallingen – an undisturbed and ever changing coastal landscape. The area also holds international significance as a rest stop for millions of migratory birds.
This unique piece of nature consists of ocean, beaches, islands, lakes, mudflats, marshes and streams. And as a result of the tide the plant- and wildlife is something quite special. In Varde Municipality the national park moves through Varde Ådal and all the way into the city centre of Varde.
- The Danish part of the Wadden Sea National Park became UNESCO World Heritage in 2014.
- The Wadden Sea serves as a rest stop for millions of migratory birds.
- The Wadden Sea National Park also contains a huge variety of fish and marine mammals.
- The area also contains centuries of cultural history that connects the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark.