The Wadden Sea

118 km

Bremen

75 km

Lübeck

68 km

Wismar

140 km

Stralsund

126 km

Hamburg

World Heritage in numbers

The Wadden Sea

Natural World Heritage Site since 2009, 2011 and 2014

Area 11,500 square kilometers in Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark

Inhabitants 10,000 different animal and plant species

Seals born annually on the German Wadden Sea around 4,000