Welcome to www.wattwandern.de!
We are certified guides in the National Park and World Natural Heritage “Wadden Sea Lower Saxony” in Germany and are happy to accompany you!
Generally speaking, you are walking to the island on the sea ground during the hours of the low tide, when the water has vanished. In some areas during the hikes, the ground is muddy (maybe up to your shins), but in most parts the ground is sandy and easy to walk on. You also have to cross water-channels where the water might reach to your hips--remember, it is the sea-ground you are walking on. The water level depends a lot on the weather conditions, especially the wind, and can change within hours.
There are several islands to walk to, and different routes to choose from in the “Wadden Sea Lower Saxony” national park & world natural heritage.
To do these hikes, you should be in good physical condition and feel fit-- you will be walking for three or four hours. If you are in a “normal” sportive condition everything should be fine.
Usually, you walk to an island in about 3-4 hours, relaxed walking with several stops for explanations concerning the nature of the wadden sea. Then, we spend time on the island. Later, in the afternoon or evening, we go back to the mainland by ferry. Hikes from the island back to the mainland are also possible.
There are different tours to different islands. There are differences concerning the length and difficulty of the hikes:
The costs for the tours are the following for adults and include the guided hike (Season 2014) – you have to add the ticket for the ferry back from the island to the mainland which you can buy on the ferry or in the harbour:
Booking is necessary, as the number of participants per guide is limited by law – so tours can be fully booked, especially in summer during holiday season. If you are interested, we reserve a place for you in your chosen hike.
For the hike, as already mentioned, you should feel fit and healthy! We are not taking people on theses hikes who are very overweight, who have cardiac or circulatory disturbances, diabetes or handicapped people (concerning their ability to walk). Also dogs are not allowed. You do the hike at your own risk.
It can happen that the weather conditions are too bad to do the planned hike, making it necessary to cancel the tour for that day. Therefore, please let us know how we can reach you - please provide us with your mobile-number or a telephone number where you can be reached on short notice.
The weather at the coast can change quickly, so it is possible that we have to cancel a hike at the meeting point. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause.
Concerning the equipment for the hikes, it is necessary to take along certain things, and to keep others in mind:
If you have questions or if you would like to book a tour, please contact us:
Telefon 04463/5249 (if you call from abroad: 0049-4463-5249)
Ralf und Frank Hensel
Telefon 04463/1716 (if you call from abroad: 0049-4463-1716)
Thank you very much!