28.10.2015 |

Sustainable Tourism in the Wadden Sea World Heritage - Best practice examples

Best practice examples were collected to show how Wadden Sea entrepreneurs offer sustainable nature experience - from restaurants, accommodation, transportation, regional products and awareness raising.

The World Heritage status opens new potential in the field of nature tourism. With the adoption of the strategy of sustainable tourism in the Danish-Dutch-German World Heritage site in February 2014, a joint framework has been established to enable stakeholders from various sectors to embrace World Heritage und support conservation of the Wadden Sea for the benefit of future generations.

The PROWAD project has asked national park partners, entrepreneurs, transport companies, NGOs and tourism projects to show practice examples on sustainable offers and products.

Eleven video interviews were conducted in May and June 2015 in The Netherlands, Germany and Denmark (produced by 18frames, Hamburg) with Seedykster Tours in Marrum, Waddengoud, Waddenvereniging, Restaurant NAKUK in Horumersiel, Urlauberbus Ostfriesland, Langeoog, Reederei Cassens Eils, Kurzentrum Godetied Büsum, Bio-Hotel Miramar in Tönning, Restaurant Roter Haubarg, and the project "Powered by cycling" in Esbjerg.

The practice examples give an impressive overview of what has already be done and how sustainability and the protection of natural values in the Wadden Sea World Heritage is being integrated by tourism stakeholders.

All interviews are available here and on our World Heritage Youtube channel.