The Wadden Sea – An extraordinary landscape
The Wadden Sea (Wattenmeer) is considered the largest tidal flats system in the world and is declared a UNESCO World Heritage. It is constantly changing due to the tides, and it’s crucial to observe the timing when hiking out by yourself.
The diversity of the landscape makes the Wadden Sea a unique habitat for many animal and plant species.
Located just in front of the mainland coast, the East Frisian islands are a highly popular – yet peaceful getaway with health spas and charming Bed & Breakfast Inns. The islands have been shaped by the eternal change of tides for centuries, and are framed with sand beaches and dunes. Unlike the North Frisian islands, the East Frisian islands were never connected to the mainland. Over the ages, they migrated gradually from west to east and are still in motion to this day.
As early as in 1835, the island of Helgoland became the destination for researchers for the marine glow around the island. Scientist C. Ehrenberg proved that it was caused by a tiny unicellular organism. At the end of the 18. century, the Royal Biological Institute was founded and Helgoland was recognized for marine biology research. The Second World War completely destroyed the Biological Institute and it was not reopened until 1959. Halunder is the old language of Helgoland. Helgoland’s Frisian dialect is only spoken by less than 1,000 people today. In order to keep it alive, it is taught in schools. It is also the official language of the island besides the standard German language.
The glowing of the ocean is truly a spectacular experience. Just passing your hand through the water in a hot July or August night will activate the glow. Imagine taking a night bath in the North Sea!
A 10 DAY EXPERIENCE
Wattenmeer Tour- a unique experience!
Come join us on this eco-cultural tour to the Lower Saxony part of the Wadden Sea Biosphere Reserve in North Germany – a UNESCO World Heritage!
As the founder of Project Mayan Encounter, I have been operating eco-cultural tours in the Mexican Rivera Maya since 2008. Now it’s time to take travelers to my home turf to experience the rustic beauty of the North Sea coast!
I have been fortunate to build a network of experts in assistive technology over the past decade, to support travelers with mobility limitations in exploring beautiful biosphere reserves, remote villages and interesting sights.
This 10-day pilot tour to North Germany is scheduled for May 19 to 29, 2019 from Hamburg and starts from $2,098 per person, resp. from $2,115 during high season in July and August, including the following:
• Airport shuttle Hamburg
• 10 nights in 4-star, resp. 3-star barrier free hotels (based on double room occupancy)
• 10 breakfasts
• All entrance fees and admission
• Hamburg Highlights
• Horse carriage ride to Neuwerk (island)
• 8⁰ East (Klimahaus – an awesome museum)
• Maritime festival with optional sailing trip
• German Emigrant Museum (Auswandererhaus)
• Bremen Highlights & medieval dinner feast
• Guided hike through Wadden Sea (incl. beach weelchair if needed)
• Boat tour to Helgoland (island)
• Visit medieval castle
• Beatles Tour Hamburg
• All other meals (except the ones mentioned above)
• Single room surcharge
• Any special adjustments
Minimum participants: 4
A deposit of $800 is required to reserve.
Reserveration for this first tour closes on May 7, 2019
July 22 – August 1, 2019 (Lighthouse Festival)
August 5 – August 15, 2019 (Medieval Games)
May 2020 (tbd)
July/August 2020 (tbd)