The Wadden Sea trail – Project for a long distance Coastal hiking trail
Text and Watercolors by Frits Ahlefeldt, Hiking.org
The Wadden Sea Trail project is a coastal trail project for a 500 km. / 300 miles coastal hiking trail along one of the world’s largest tidal formed, wetland areas, following the coast of The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, along the North Sea, in the part called The Wadden Sea. Most hikers will spend between 2-4 weeks hiking the Wadden Sea trail, depending on physical shape and time of year
The Wadden Sea is a unique and protected coastal tidal sea area of great importance for both spawning fish and migrating birds. The coastal area along the Wadden sea is a rich historical area, altered by humans for more than 1000 years. In the last few hundred years huge dyke projects have dramatically formed the landscapes at the edge of the more natural and dynamic tidal sea landscapes, shaped by the sea through thousand of years.
The Wadden Sea hiking trails follows this edge between man made and natural, in close contact with the Wadden Sea and its ever changing periods high and low tide, like the whole landscape is breathing…
The Wadden Sea is a World Heritage Under UNESCO and a very nature rich area, famous, especially for the huge amount of migrating birds that pass along this huge wetland area in the spring and autumn.
Read more about the Wadden Sea on: Wikipedia WaddenSea